Nonprofit Celebrates 21 Years of Outreach & Scholarship Program for Public Housing Youth (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

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November 14th, 2019

From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's website:

Clean Slate E3, the nonprofit affiliate of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), will celebrate 21 years of Clean Slate programming – and 10 years of the Clean Slate E3 Scholarship Program – during a benefit dinner held October 30, 2019, at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory, 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will be anchored by a keynote address by former Olympian and WNBA star Swin Cash and will feature a special presentation in honor of Officer Calvin Hall of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, who was killed serving his community earlier this year.

HACP established Clean Slate E3 in 2009 in order to expand potential funding sources for activities that enrich the lives of HACP residents, including but not limited to: job training, educational enhancement and scholarships. Clean Slate E3 was named after the Housing Authority’s long-running youth outreach and education program Clean Slate and was dedicated to the mission of educating, encouraging and entertaining HACP youth. Since its incorporation, Clean Slate E3 has provided nearly 40 HACP residents with scholarships for post-secondary education. During that time, Clean Slate E3 has issued more than $225,000 in scholarship funds. The organization has managed its scholarship program in partnership with NEED since 2012.

“We started Clean Slate in 1998 in an effort to inspire our young residents to steer clear of the national drug epidemic and the gang-related crime that engulfed so many American cities,” said Michelle Sandidge, HACP Chief Community Affairs Officer. “Years later, we took the Clean Slate mission and established our own non-profit affiliate – Clean Slate E3 – in order to provide our residents the opportunity to take that inspiration and better their lives through higher education.”

Read "Nonprofit Celebrates 21 Years of Outreach & Scholarship Program for Public Housing Youth" on HACP's website.

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