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AMHA offers Early Intervention for Summit’s Neediest Children

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Early Childhood Initiative Helps Parents and Children with an Early Start to Education  Part 2

By Lyndsey Schley

 

Children growing up in poverty have a different set of challenges than their more affluent peers. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, or AMHA, believes their access to these children gives them an unique opportunity to help.

AMHA’s Early Childhood Initiative, or ECI, has gained national attention for their innovative approach to helping children within their system.  We continue the story about AMHA’s work with the children and their parents who live in AMHA housing.

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Highland Square ‘little library’ offers free books with an artistic angle

 photo1The free library in Highland Square is a lending library
housed inside of a commissioned art piece. (Photo: Chris Miller)

 

Story by Thom Callahan courtesy of the Akronist

For those who appreciate art and possess a passion for books, both can be fulfilled in the courtyard adjacent to the Angel Falls Coffee Company, where the sleek, ready-to-read Highland Square Little Free Library opened recently.

“It’s a very communal thing, and I’m hoping that once the neighborhood realizes it’s here, it will become another place to meet in Highland Square,” notes Victoria Ramey.

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