Media Resources

Resources for journalists

Chicago HOPES Fact Sheet - provides a brief, one-page introduction to the Chicago HOPES mission and current program. 

Chapin Hall Report on Educating Homeless Children - an extensive report from the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall research center

Illinois Homeless Education Act - the state law governing the work of STLS, the founding department of Chicago HOPES

National Center on Family Homelessness - numerous factsheets on children and homelessness

FAQs on McKinney-Vento Act - frequently asked questions related to the McKinney-Vento Act that governs the education of homeless students


Current press releases available for download


Guidelines for student projects

We welcome undergraduate or graduate students interested in working with Chicago HOPES on academic projects, but we do not guarantee the opportunity due to the privacy of our students. Please review the full guidelines for academic projects. If you are interested in completing a project, fill out the outline for academic projects.

Guidelines for Academic Projects 

Outline for Academic Projects (downloadable)