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Rashni Stanford, MSW
Coalition Building to Address Youth Homelessness
Rashni Stanford currently serves as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at People’s Emergency Center, where she is working to establish two aligned coalitions—one comprised of young people who have experienced homelessness and another comprised of youth-serving agencies—that will advocate for improved policies and generate new resources to address youth homelessness in Philadelphia.
Rashni is a social worker with ten years of experience working with Philadelphia-area youth and their families in shelters, residential and juvenile justice placement facilities, and the child welfare system. Most recently, she worked as a community intervention specialist for Healing Hurt People and conducted qualitative interviews with young people facing housing insecurity through the national research initiative Voices of Youth Count.
Rashni holds an AA in social/behavioral sciences from Community College of Philadelphia, a BA in psychology from Chestnut Hill College, and an MSS from Bryn Mawr College.