Education

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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Local organization helps students living in public housing pay for college (INLIVIAN)

2.10.21

From WSOC TV:

Students living in public housing in Charlotte have an opportunity to get help paying for college.

Charlotte ranks among the worst in the nation in upward mobility, meaning if a child is born in poverty it is very difficult for them to climb out of it.

The Greater Steps Scholars program is designed to help end the cycle of poverty by investing in students in public housing.

Comcast to provide internet access at safe spaces across Pittsburgh (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

1.27.21

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Comcast said Tuesday it will equip eight safe spaces in communities in the Pittsburgh area with internet service to help students from low-income families access their online education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spaces, known as “lift zones,” will be installed over the next few months at supervised community centers at city Housing Authority properties and other locations.

Lucas County CARES Act Funding Supports Internet Access For Low Income Families (Lucas Metropolitan Housing)

1.27.21

From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:

In 2020, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners made CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) funding available to local organizations to cover the cost of expenditures incurred due to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency. 

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