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This CD has exclusive new tracks by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seeger, Jon Bon Jovi, Mario Frangoulis, Buffalo Tom, Natalie Merchant, & more in collaboration with currently or formerly homeless musicians on benefit CD to fight homelessness.


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Summer Institute

Teachers from Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York gathered at the University of Massachusetts Boston for a weeklong Summer Institute, Learning From Homelessness, offered by Give US Your Poor and sponsored by the George Gund Foundation, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Foundation, and individual contributors to Give US Your Poor. Teachers explored homelessness through humanities subjects as well as service-learning theory and exercises including a trip to the Long Island Shelter to work. Presenters were humanities scholars, service-learning experts, a state legislator, service providers, and people currently experiencing homelessness.

If you'd like more information on the model and materials we used to replicate or build on for your community, please contact Jeffrey Range at

Special thanks to the Donna Haig Friedman, The Center for Social Policy and Prof. Peter Kiang, Graduate School of Education, UMass Boston.