LifeMoves | A.C.E.S. empowers children and young adults, who have experienced the stress and
uncertainty of homelessness, to achieve higher education. Download the A.C.E.S. Program Brochure
The impact of homelessness on children is severe. Many children experience educational gaps, high levels of stress, and fall behind academically and socially over time. The destabilizing effect of homelessness interrupts the structures and routines that contribute to building good habits and attitudes toward learning. Children and their parents lack exposure to ideas and possibilities beyond their current circumstances.
The Achieving Career and Educational Success (A.C.E.S.) program was conceived to complement formal education and rebuild the confidence in our learners which has been hindered by the inevitable stress and uncertainty created by homelessness. This is accomplished through engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focused learning opportunities.
Research shows that students who experience homelessness are at far greater risk of developmental delays and exhibit emotional and behavioral problems. Poor school attendance caused by frequent moves drives lower academic performance, reduces social maturity, and enables the cycle of poverty to continue. LifeMoves is in a prime position to help disrupt this cycle. LifeMoves has already incorporated robust programing targeted at children in our “Program” model. Shelters serving families have full-time professional staff trained to work with the specific needs of children and youth. With our proven track record of instilling life-skills that contribute to real world success in adult clients, we have taken aim at doing the same for the children and youth who come through our doors.
For more information on this program or how you can help, please contact Lisa Brasile at email@example.com or (650) 685-5880.
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.