CLPHA, Kresge Foundation Co-Host Postsecondary Education Convening with PHAs and Partners

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November 29th, 2018

As part of a Housing Is collaboration with the Kresge Foundation to explore ways to improve postsecondary access and success for low-income individuals, CLPHA and Kresge partnered to convene five innovative PHAs, their postsecondary partners, and federal staff for a meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C.

Attendees shared learnings from their partnerships between public housing, higher education institutions, and non-profit providers; considered the role philanthropy can play to facilitate and support partnerships; and discussed how policy and capital can be influenced to improve outcomes.

A post-convening report will be distributed in early 2019.



Pictured: Partners in Tacoma: Mary Chikwinya, Vice President for Student Services, Tacoma Community College, Michael Mirra, Executive Director, Tacoma Housing Authority
Pictured: Partners in Columbus: Bryan Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Desiree Polk-Bland, Dean of Advising and Student Support, Columbus State Community College
Pictured: Bethany Miller, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation leads a discussion on the role of philanthropy
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