What: To help raise awareness of the nearly 4,400 children and youth identified by their
Allegheny County schools as homeless in the past year, Duquesne students, faculty
and staff will host an art performance installation with the support of the Homeless
Children's Education Fund (HCEF).
Volunteers stand in silence for 15 minutes holding a drawing of the face of a child
in front of their own face to represent the homeless children in the community. Observers
will receive information about these concerns.
When: Today-Wednesday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Duquesne University Academic Walk, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Information: Media are invited to attend/cover the event and can RSVP and arrange parking
About HCEF: Since 1999, the Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization, has been dedicated to providing advocacy, community engagement and direct
service programs that support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
For more information, visit www.homelessfund.org.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities
for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly
8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them
work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The Universitys academic
programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh
region have earned national acclaim.
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