Project RISE 8th Annual Harvest Dinner for Local Families Experiencing Homelessness
This November, Akron’s Salvation Army hosted the 8th Annual Project RISE Parent RISE-ing Harvest Dinner for the students and families experiencing homelessness. The Harvest Dinner gives these families and youth the opportunity to celebrate this festive time of year with food, fun and friendship. The evening included arts and literacy activities, parent-child activities, Thanksgiving dinner, giveaways, and entertainment.
The dinner was held in the gymnasium of Salvation Army. The tables were festively decorated with cornucopias and leaves. The room was buzzing with excitement and fellowship!
Posted in Charity, Community, Food, Homelessness, Poverty, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron non-profit, Akron Public Schools, Akron-Summit Public Library, Boy Scouts, Children and Boobs, community members, Cuyahoga Valley National Parks, Family Career & Community Leaders of America, Food, fun and friendship, Garfield High School, Harvest Dinner, Homelessness, Kenmore High School, Local Families, Ohio Department of Educatio, Project RISE, Sage Lewis, Salvation Army, Summit County, Thankful Tree, University of Akron
Story by Staff Report
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (EANDC) has received $50,000 in grants, expert consulting services and marketing tools and assistance from NeighborWorks America to further its work attracting new sustainable homeowners and building vibrant communities.
Posted in Community, Neighborhoods
Tagged Akron, Akron Neighborhoods, Akron News, akron nonprofits, businesses, Community, EANDC, east akron neighborhood development corp, Homes, Neighborhood, NeighborWorks America, Summit County
The third key transition point Summit Education Initiative (SEI) focuses on is third grade. By third grade, SEI wants kids reading on grade level.
In the past few years, this has coincided with Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. In Spring of 2012, the Ohio Legislature passed an education policy bill which included the guarantee. The bill requires 3rd graders to meet a minimum score on the state reading test to move on to the 4th grade reading instruction.
Posted in Education, Youth
Tagged Akron Afterschool, Akron Public Schools, Akron Reads, Center for Literacy at the University of Akron, Christy Becknell-Brown, Desiree Bolden, Doreen Osmun, Education, elementary classrooms, Hudson Library, JumpStart for School, K-12 literary intervention, language, Lisa Lenhart, literacy coaches, Martha Holden Jenning Foundation, Parents, Reading, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative (SEI), Teachers, technology and literacy camp, The GAR Foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation, Third Grade Reading Guarantee, tutors