Duquesne University Students to Stand Up for Homeless Children
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 by calling Emily Stock from the Office of Marketing and Communications at 412.396.1317/cell 412.277.9273.
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 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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