Tina Kelley, co-author of the bestselling book Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, will be speaking at Columbia High School on Thursday, April 16, at an event hosted by the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.
Kelley will discuss challenges presented by youth homelessness as well as possible solutions. She’ll provide information on recent legislative efforts, discuss the world-wide scourge of human trafficking, and share updates on the young people whose stories were chronicled in Almost Home.
Kelley was a reporter at The New York Times for a decade, where she was part of the Metro section team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the September 11 attacks. Kelley was also the original editor of The New York Times: The Local, covering Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange. She is currently on the staff at Covenant House.
Thursday, April 16, 7:30-9pm
Columbia High School Library, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
Fee: $15. (Admission is $5 for students. Valid student identification required.)