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INLIVIAN Scholarship Program Marks 40 Years, 1,000 Student Recipients


From the Charlotte Observer:

Sometime in the early 1970s, John Crawford received an offer he couldn’t refuse.

The Charlotte Housing Authority approached him about a job working with families and children who lived in its dozens of complexes. Crawford, then a school teacher and coach, loved working with children. It was a natural fit and he accepted the offer.

Seattle Housing Authority program helps foster youth avoid homelessness


From the Seattle Times:

Lexie Lee chose an apartment on the top floor. Hundreds of feet off the ground. Hopeful that it would be high enough to deter someone from breaking in.

Then, finally, she might feel safe.

“Even living on the fifth floor, I feel like Spider-Man is going to come through and open this door sometimes,” she said, motioning to her glass balcony door on a sunny day in May. 

HACLA's Nickerson Gardens Gym Renovated with Help from Vanessa Bryant and the LA Lakers


From NBC 4 Los Angeles:

Vanessa Bryant joined Nickerson Gardens residents Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of refurbished gym at the public housing community in Watts.

Nickerson Gardens, managed by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles, was chosen for the project by the widow of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The decision was made, in part, because it's the former site of the Boys and Girls Club where Kobe Bryant hosted his "Mamba League" youth basketball program.

Voucher Participants Are Thriving in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Health and Wellness Program


From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release:

Thomas King had earned an Associate Degree from Truman College and had transferred to Northeastern Illinois University where he’d been accepted into the Godwin School of Education. Everything was going well for the former restaurant worker who decided to switch gears and pursue a teaching career.

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