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Homeless Children’s Education Fund

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 “We really appreciate the Global Sisterhood thinking of our organization.”

Carlos Carter, Executive Director





The mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Southwestern PA, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens.

The Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to support the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. Over the years, HCEF’s role in the community has developed and expanded to meet these needs.


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The Global Sisterhood Charity Partnership Story


HCEF relies on support from community foundations, corporations, and individuals and receives no governmental funding. Because of this fact, Dr. Shellie Hipsky, the President of the Global Sisterhood, went on a decade long mission to raise over $100,000 with her friends and family by hosting, coordinating, and performing in cabaret style performances such as A Taste of Broadway, Cocktails for a Cause, and the Fabulous Forties. Over the years, there have been many trips to help in the transitional homeless shelters and 17 Learning Centers operated by HCEF. On Take Your Child to Work Day, the Next Generation Global Sisterhood went to the HCEF headquarters and helped to stuff backpacks with learning supplies for the children who were experiencing homelessness in their hometown. In 2020, during the Covid-19 crisis, our Global Ambassador Rev. Nettie Jo made a philanthropic donation that will be the September Charity Partnership donation right on time for the start of the school year for the children serviced by HCEF. The Global Sisterhood is determined to help give the homeless children of Pittsburgh the best opportunity to level the playing field by supporting their education.


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