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.

Former foster kids now have a place to call home in Columbus (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From ABC 6 Columbus:

18-year-old, Ka’Marr Smith has traveled a tough road. After the death of his mother, he bounced around between family members.

Smith found himself getting into trouble and acting out, which lead him down an even darker path.

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A professor then pointed Smith in the direction of the Columbus Scholar House for Former Foster Youth.

FirstEnergy Foundation awards grants to area groups in health, business, education, social justice (Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority)

2.10.21

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated more than $3.4 million to nearly 100 organizations across its service territory as part of “Investing with Purpose,” a company initiative focused on supporting organizations that advance health and safety, workforce development, educational and social justice initiatives. The grants represent the first round of approximately $7 million in charitable contributions the foundation said it will award as part of the program.

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