Carlow’s Campus School Students Stand Up for Homeless Children on October 20

Students and staff from The Campus School of Carlow University will stand in silence on the campus green to raise awareness for the plight of homeless children in Allegheny County.

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Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations October 12, 2017
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Event to Raise Awareness About Problem of Homeless Children in Allegheny County Will Happen on the Carlow Campus Green on Friday, October 20

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As part of Homeless Children’s Awareness Week (October 15 – 21), students and staff from The Campus School of Carlow University will stand up for children who can’t stand up for themselves on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The students  and staff will stand in silence for 15 minutes on the campus green, located adjacent to their school’s entrance, and hold a drawing of the face of a homeless child in front of their own, which represents the 3,000 children identified by Allegheny County schools as homeless last year.   This event is associated with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund’s (HCEF) “Stand Up for Homeless Children” performance art installation.

“These dedicated children and staff from The Campus School of Carlow University will stand up for the children in Pittsburgh who can’t stand up for themselves and raise awareness about the children and youth experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh,” said Tawana Cook Purnell, the executive director of The Campus School.

The event will happen rain or shine.


Editor’s Note:  The Campus School at Carlow University welcomes the news media to cover the students and staff as they stand up for homeless children in Allegheny County.  To arrange for convenient, free parking, please contact Drew Wilson on his cell phone at (412) 260-6807.

About the Campus School of Carlow University

The Campus School of Carlow University is an independent, coeducational, Catholic day school for Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight, and a Montessori Preschool program. The Campus School espouses Judeo-Christian values, features a strong comprehensive core curriculum and champions a holistic approach to learning that develops the creativity and unique gifts of each child.

About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s eleven athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

About the Homeless Children’s Education Fund

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to support the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. Over the years, HCEF’s role in the community has developed and expanded to meet these needs.

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens. As a national model for addressing the educational needs of unstably-housed children and youth, HCEF leads a collaborative effort among regional partners by providing educational programs and services in Allegheny County and advocating for policy and system improvement. For more information, visit

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