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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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They Labor to Make Every Girl a Princess

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

 

They are a small band of women, but mighty, striving to give every young girl a royal experience, at no charge to the recipients.

For the 16th year, Altrusa International of Akron is sponsoring its annual Princess Night Project – Free Prom Dress and Accessory Giveaway – March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 800 W. Market St., Akron.

There are no need qualifications for the prom dress giveaway and no recommendations from schools or social agencies are needed.

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The Spirit of Giving on Display in Tallmadge City Schools

 

 

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Story By: Katie Cassaro

Christmas is the season of giving. But what if it was like Christmas in the city all year round? What would that look like?

Tallmadge city schools and their Dare to Share (DTS) program feeding students from low-income households give us a glimpse of that.

Out of the 18,000 residents in Tallmadge, 10% of live in poverty.

Six hundred students receive free and reduced cost lunches in the elementary, middle and high schools.

And for the past year, thanks to DTS, kids aren’t coming to school hungry on Monday mornings anymore. Continue reading

University of Akron Department of Student Life Collects School Supplies for Students Experiencing Homelessness

By Rachel Breece, Child and Family Development Specialist

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Project RISE Staff Members Help Unload Supplies
and Get Information About the Collection Effort.

 

Project RISE from Akron Public Schools

This fall, the University Of Akron Department Of Student Life held their fourth school supplies collection drive for Project RISE. Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education) is a federally funded program through Ohio Department of Education.  It is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth who are experiencing homelessness.

The collection effort was coordinated by Alison Doehring, the assistant director of the Department of Student Life. From July to September, the school supplies were collected on campus. The donations came from students, staff and faculty members. All in all, almost 3,000 items were collected for children experiencing homelessness. Continue reading