Among the 35,451 people living in New York City’s homeless shelters on Wednesday, June 23rd, there were 14,437 children, according to the city’s Department of Homeless Services.

While many students in New York City’s public school system face steep challenges, few face more difficult obstacles than those whose home is a shelter.

Reporters at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism have produced a comprehensive report on homeless students in the city, including this map by reporters Colby Hamilton and Alana Casanova-Burgess showing which districts hosted the largest numbers of homeless students during the 2008-2009 school year.

For more coverage of issues facing youth in New York City, check out City Limits magazine.