Students who live in family shelters get a private area to play, decompress, do homework

Having been a homeless student himself, LAUSD superintendent Alberto Carvalho is intimately familiar with the challenges faced by unhoused students. And on Friday, April 28, he unveiled an initiative to support their needs: private study and relaxation spaces being offered to students at 30 family shelters across the city.

“They ought to feel that, even though they are experiencing a very difficult condition, their existence is dignified,” said Carvalho, visiting a study space at San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. “In this corner right here children can feel that they are children,” he said. “They see color, they hear beautiful calming sounds, there are resources, there are books, there are coloring books, there are crayons — everything any family wants to provide for their kids.” Click here to read more: