This November, Project Rise and Kenmore-Garfield High School hosted the 11th Annual Project Rise 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. Altogether, around 125 attendees enjoyed the special evening!
Posted in Charity, Education, Food, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron Public Schools, Cheryl Marez, Community, Curriculum Specialist of the Culinary Program, Education, Families, Family Career & Community Leaders of America, Harvest Dinner, Homelessness, Kenmore-Garfield High School, Local shelters, Mr. David Skelly, Ohio Department of Education, Project RISE, Students, Summit County Public Library, University of Akron, Volunteers
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.
Posted in Charity, Community, Education, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron Community, Akron Public Schools, Education, Homelessness, Project RISE, School, Students, Teachers, The Glover Gazette, Volunteers
How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes
a Sojourn Theater production
at Cleveland Public Theater
By Scott Myers
Alejandro Tey in the Regional Premiere. Photo Brud Giles
Field Trip Report
So many cool things happen in Cleveland that we in Akron could tap into to our benefit, but somehow that 40 minute drive up 77 seems overwhelming. Gina Burk instigated an Akron contingent – Stephenie Leonardi (aka Leo) with Summit Lake Build Corp, Beth Vild with Big Love, and myself – to visit a performance at Cleveland Public Theater Saturday evening, January 27th. Here’s what we found:
Cleveland Public Theater (CPT) is like the older sibling to the Balch Street Theater in Akron. Both produce and stage theater events that speak to our times and places.
Posted in Charity, Community, Poverty
Tagged Akron, Balch Street Theater, Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theater, Daily Needs, Direct Aid, Education, How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, Making Opportunities, Poverty, Sojourn Theater, The History of Poverty America, United Way of Greater Cleveland
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (EANDC) StormWaterColors project proposal is one of 70 finalists for ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).
ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making EANDC’s project one of just 7 percent of the projects across the country to make this cut.
Posted in Community, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged agriculture, akron arts, ArtPlace America, Community, Community Development, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s, economic development, Education, Environment, Food, Neighborhood, Placemaking, StormWaterColors, Youth