Summit County Children Services welcomes back “Children’s Home” Alumni

Summit County Children Services (SCCS) welcomed former residents of the “Children’s Home” on Thursday, Aug. 30, to reconnect with friends and commemorate the agency’s rich history.

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FREE DENTAL DAY FOR COMMUNITY

Dr. Stephanie Aldrich and her team at Akron Dental Concepts will hold their 3rd annual FREE DENTAL DAY at their office for those in need of dental treatment on Friday, August 3, 2018, 8am to 2pm. “Our community does so much for our families that this is an easy way to give back,” said Dr Aldrich.

Health restrictions do apply. Adults only can choose a filling, an extraction, or a cleaning to have done. Donations and volunteers greatly appreciated. Come early- free toothbrushes available. Treatment is done on a first-come, first served basis and the last patient will be seen at 2pm.

For more information on Free Dental Day, and to stay updated as new information is released, please call our Free Dental Day Information Hotline at: 330-666-7440. If you would like to be a part of helping with this event please email us at: docaldrich@gmail.com.

Glover Students Sell Newspapers, Donate Profits to Project Rise

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The Glover Gazette Team and Project Rise staff take a picture together to celebrate the Gazette’s hard work!

 

This year Project Rise was the grateful recipient of The Glover Gazette’s annual newspaper sales. The Glover Gazette is the product of a wonderful team of teachers and volunteers who were able to inspire a talented group of young students to create and sell a school newspaper every month of the school year.

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Akron Public Schools Students Create Mats for People Experiencing Homelessnes

Buchtel High School Students present mats at the Haven of Rest

During this past school year, a talented group of students made sleeping mats out of plastic bags as a part of a service project. The students were part of Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s Family & Consumer Sciences class at Buchtel High School. The class consisted of 7th and 8th grade students.

The mats that the students made were donated to the Haven of Rest in Akron. Staff from Project Rise and the class of young students attended a tour of the Haven of Rest after presenting their donation of mats. Project Rise is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters, and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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Project Rise Hosts Dinner Theatre for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Fun activity booklets were passed out to the families that related to the playFun activity booklets were passed out to the families that related to the play

 

On April 25th, several families experiencing homelessness were able to experience a special Dinner Theatre Event hosted by Project Rise and First United Methodist Church in Akron. This special event was part of the Project Rise PACT (Performing Arts Can Teach) Program.

The PACT program is just one of several special programs under Project Rise. The PACT program is one of the core programs for Project Rise because it meets the educational, social, and cultural needs of the students and families served.

Project Rise is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to youth experiencing homelessness. So far, close to 1,900 students have been identified and served by Project Rise for the 2017-2018 school year.

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