Children First Academy
374 N. 6th Ave.
Children First Academy is an open enrollment public charter school that serves homeless and at-risk students. It is the nation's largest school for homeless children. The kindergarten through eighth grade students are not typical public school students. Many of the children routinely go without life's basic necessities - food, clothing, air conditioning, water, and most importantly a stable home life. Although many of the students never spend more than one night in the same place, they always have their school to attend each day. It fulfills much more than the typical school's role, it is the sense of stability these children so desperately need.