Education

Monarch School, Children First Academy And Other Schools For Homeless Kids See Enrollment Hike

When Sarita Fuentes thinks of homelessness, she doesn't conjure the stereotypical image of a disheveled older man pushing a shopping cart through an urban neighborhood--she thinks of her students.

"What I see are these babies--elementary school children and their siblings," said Ms. Fuentes, the co-principal and CEO of Monarch School, a San Diego-based, public K-12 institution that exclusively serves homeless students.