Archives for: November 7, 2013

Homeless Youth Focus of Georgian Court Talk With Kevin Ryan

Covenant House CEO and Tina Kelley, Authors of ‘Almost Home,’ to Speak at GCU

November 18/Update: The 6:30 pm event has been canceled. Please call 732-987-2263 for more information.

Homelessness isn’t just an adult problem—it also weighs on upward of 2 million American children and teenagers who grapple with poverty, abuse, street violence, human trafficking and other social ills. Some of their stories—and the journey to reclaim their lives—are told in Almost Home: From Homelessness to Hope, written by Kevin Ryan, CEO and president of Covenant House International, and Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Kelley. The authors will speak at Georgian Court University in Lakewood Tuesday, Nov. 19. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

Covenant House helps homeless and trafficked youth throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Several of them are profiled in Mr. Ryan and Ms. Kelley’s 2012 book, which chronicles the lives of young people like Paulie, an Alaska native whose family life was turned upside down by domestic violence, prescription drug abuse and other problems, and Creionna, a teen mother from New Orleans who was displaced after Hurricane Katrina.

“When a place to belong is possible—a place where one is safe and cherished and cared for—life is filled with promise. Home is where we begin, where we land, and where we end—it’s the airstrip for the soaring adventure we call life. That is Covenant House, exactly.”
Kevin Ryan, CEO of Covenant House

 

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GCU Special Report: Status of Girls in New Jersey

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The Status of Girls in New Jersey, a new Georgian Court University report focused on New Jersey girls ages 10 to 19, offers a revealing look at the many issues that shape their lives.

From the likelihood that they will earn a college degree to the percentage of girls living in poverty, The Status of Girls in New Jersey gives policymakers, public and private institutions, and advocacy organizations an enormous amount of data to help guide the decisions that affect girls and young women in New Jersey. The report was compiled by GCU faculty researchers, who were led by Provost Evelyn Saul Quinn, M.S.W., M.Ed., ’74. The project began in 2011 when the provost talked with Alverno College President Mary J. Meehan (also a GCU trustee) about her school’s successful report on the status of girls in Wisconsin. Now, with the recent release of the Status of Girls in New Jersey, GCU joins several universities and colleges nationwide that are presenting data to improve the lives of girls.

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