Education

Jerome Bettis’s ‘The Bus Stops Here’ Foundation Bringing WiFi On Wheels Bus To Pittsburgh (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

7.28.21

From CBS 2 Pittsburgh:

Former Steelers’ Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis is hoping to “WOW” Pittsburgh with a brand new project.

His foundation, “The Bus Stops Here” is teaming up with the housing authority and Stem Coding Lab for the “WiFi On Wheels” cyber bus.

It’s a mobile computer lab with 10-15 laptops, internet access, and a flat-screen monitor for remote learning.

Seniors learn to stay connected through technology (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority)

7.28.21

From Spectrum News 1:

While more people are becoming digitally connected, there is still a notable digital divide between younger and older Americans.

This is why the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is working to connect seniors to the internet through a digital learning class.

One participant in this class was Oscar Lawrence.

Lawrence learned the basics of how to use a computer and typing.

This Charlotte company is providing students with essential items they need for college (INLIVIAN)

7.28.21

From WCNC Charlotte:

Greater Steps Scholars, formerly known as the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund, is hosting a summer-long dorm room and school supply drive with the goal of providing the organization's scholars with the essential items they need to pursue a college education. 

CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons Warren Joins the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Learning Happens Everywhere Initiative

7.15.21

CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons-Warren has been invited to join the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR)’s Learning Happens Everywhere initiative, an effort to encourage coalitions across the nation to position learning as a community-wide responsibility and to transform non-school places and spaces into learning-rich opportunities for children in economically challenged families.

FCC Selects MetroHealth to Expand High-Speed, Low-Cost Broadband Access to Low-Income Patients Residing in Cuyahoga MHA Housing

6.30.21

From MetroHealth's press release:

MetroHealth’s proposed pilot project has been selected by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to participate in the FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program. This pilot will support the System’s Digital Connectivity Initiative, which includes providing patients living in the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) housing with high-speed, low-cost internet access. The pilot proposes FCC funding of $901,000 over three years to subsidize internet connection for CMHA residents.

Early learning program emphasizes teaching moments are everywhere, even in the syrup (King County Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From KUOW Public Radio:

On a sunny Saturday morning, a dozen moms and dads sat around tables in a White Center elementary school library, looking at a PowerPoint slide of a little boy pouring syrup on his pancakes.

"What do you think would happen if I said nothing at all? How much would he put on there?" asked speaker Kellie Morrill, director of the Educare of Greater Seattle P-3 campus.

"Way too much," the parents replied.

Posterity Scholars House holds grand opening for 44-unit apartment community (Fort Wayne Housing Authority)

6.9.21

From WANE 15:

The Posterity Scholars House (PSH) held a grand opening Wednesday to celebrate its new innovative, energy efficient housing.

The 44-unit apartment community is designed for project-based Section 8 vouchered single parents who are enrolled in college or a certification program in order to break the cycle of poverty.

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