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How one elementary school is helping its homeless students

Among the 53,000 homeless people in L.A. are almost 5,000 children. So it’s no surprise that many schools have become de facto social service agencies, educating kids but also helping them with basic necessities.


Image of Nuffer Elementary School by Aidan Connelly

At Nuffer Elementary School in Norwalk, 154 of the school’s 328 students told school officials this year they live in homeless shelters, cars, RV’s, motels, or temporarily with friends and family. That’s almost half the student body.

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Aidan Connelly