2015 Poverty & Homelessness Conference (PHC)


Collective Action: Together We Rise

The number of school-aged children experiencing poverty and homelessness is significantly high and continuing to rise. The second annual P.H.C. will provide culturally-responsive strategies for educators to effectively reach students in poverty.

In addition to illuminating the complexity of poverty and homelessness, this conference will provide educators with ideas to build and sustain equitable learning environments to improve students' academic success and social-emotional wellbeing.

The following topics will be addressed at the conference:

  • Poverty Awareness
  • Systems of Inequity
  • Working with Families
  • Nutrition & Health Implications
  • Art Integration & Resiliency
  • Responsive Strategies
  • Housing Instability Implications
  • English Language Learners

Together, we can build more inclusive schools and communities! Together, we can make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth!

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural 2014 PHC "Together: Beacons of Hope and Inspiration" a success!

The 2015 Poverty & Homelessness Conference is a collaboration between Stetson University and Volusia County Schools.


The conference will take place

October 23, 2015 from
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at

Stetson University's
DeLand Campus
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL

Keynote Speaker

Donald Hugh Whitehead, Jr.

More Information

For more information, contact P.H.C. Founder and Executive Director Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.: