From the El Paso Herald-Post:
Since she was a child, Patricia Castillo has wanted to be a teacher. Thanks to the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso‘s scholarship program, she’s taken an important step toward achieving that goal.
“I saw a flyer in the community, and I thought, ‘Why not?'” she said.
CLPHA is pleased to share the Education Working Group’s webinar series calendar of events for 2019-2020. Most webinars are open to our broader community of practice! This year’s series covers a variety of topics such as attendance, child welfare, racial equity, and predatory for-profit postsecondary institutions.
On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration (AHEAD) Act, legislation intended to encourage public housing authorities and school districts to work together to address child and family homelessness through a federal grant program.
Next week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will re-introduce the Affordable Housing for Educational Achievement Demonstration Act of 2019 (the AHEAD Act).
From WBEZ 91.5 Chicago:
Cassandra Jones has a goal: to be the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Currently, Jones is studying communications at Harold Washington College, a two-year community college located downtown and part of the City Colleges of Chicago. She plans to transfer to a four-year university to study media production.
CLPHA is pleased to announce part of our education webinar series is now open to the general public! Please join us for our next webinar on Tuesday, December 12, 2:00-3:00pm ET for a presentation from the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), a coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. CWLA will present on their work and how housers can intersect with the child welfare sector. As always, we'll have time for questions.
New Funds Will Develop and Sustain Public Housing Authority Initiatives to Improve Postsecondary Achievement for Low-Income Households
WASHINGTON (November 25, 2019) – The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, a housing advocacy organization and leader in efforts to improve life outcomes for low-income individuals and families, announced today that it has been awarded $300,000 from The Kresge Foundation to deepen connections between public housing authorities and their postsecondary education partners.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh's website:
From the Chicago Tribune:
Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education.
The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a classroom or office. They may become exasperated trying to fill out financial aid forms. Students may feel like giving up.