Education

CLPHA Releases New Report and Recommendations to Advance Postsecondary Achievement for Public Housing Residents and Housing Insecure Students

5.15.19
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness.

HANH Hails Her Graduates (Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven)

7.11.19

From the New Haven Independent:

Yaleija Jackson recently had a bad experience with a dentist. When he pulled her tooth, it hurt. A lot.

That has only increased her career aspiration to be a dentist, and a good one. The quest begins with her entering Howard University in the fall majoring in health sciences.

Yaleija shared her story Tuesday afternoon at the Housing Authority of New Haven’s (HANH) 360 Orange St. headquarters.

Koz Development Teams Up With Tacoma Housing Authority On Affordable Housing For Students (Tacoma Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From BISNOW Seattle:

"Last fall, Kōz Development founder and owner Cathy Reines jumped at the chance to partner with Tacoma Housing Authority to build affordable housing for University of Washington Tacoma students. The project gives students more housing stability as they shape their futures.

SoCal high school students who live in public housing and heading to college are honored (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

6.28.19

From ABC7 Los Angeles:

Forty-six high school seniors and their families Thursday celebrated achievements many will never understand. All of the students live in Section 8 or public housing developments, and all of them are going to college.

"At first, I wanted to go to UCLA, UC Berkeley, and then I discovered the Ivy Leagues. They became my dream, a dream I thought I couldn't achieve until I actually got the letters," said Yale-bound student Roxanna Andrade.

Tri-C opens centers to serve neighborhoods in poverty (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

6.28.19

From Crain’s Cleveland Business:

"Cuyahoga Community College is working to bring its services into more locations across Northeast Ohio.

The college aims to bring more education and job-training resources to neighborhoods in poverty, a news release stated. Tri-C will be working with Esperanza Inc. and Olivet Housing and Community Development Corp. to open what it's calling Tri-C Access Centers.

Public Housing Authorities, Community Colleges, College Access Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success

5.16.19

Public Housing Authorities, Community Colleges, College Access Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success

New Report and Recommendations from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Highlight Innovative Cross-Sector Collaborations to Improve Postsecondary Achievement for Public Housing Residents and Housing-Insecure Students

Featuring Partnerships in Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles, Louisville, Tacoma

Fewer Tacoma students are completing college. New program aims to change that (Tacoma Housing Authority)

5.8.19

From The News Tribune:

More students in Tacoma are graduating high school, but graduating college is another story.

Fewer students enrolled and completed college last year than in previous years, according to a new report released by Graduate Tacoma, a community movement with the Foundation for Tacoma Students.

Department of Education Application for New Awards: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPS) Program

4.24.19

The Department of Education (ED) listed applications for new awards for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPS) Program in the Federal Register on April 16, 2019. The CCAMPS program application is open to postsecondary institutions who are interested in providing campus-based childcare services—or contracting with off-campus providers—for low-income student parents.

Postsecondary Success for Parents: Dual-Generation Strategies for Supporting Vulnerable Families

4.24.19

Over one in five college students—and over two in five community college students—are parents, according to a recent study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Student parents are most likely to attend community colleges, but also make up 17, 18, and 13 percent of public four-year institutions, for-profit colleges, and private non-profit institutions, respectively.

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