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Project Rise hosts 11th Annual Harvest Dinner for Local Families Experiencing Homelessness

 

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!

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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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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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How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes

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.

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East Akron Neighborhood Development Corp. StormWaterColors project selected as national finalist for placemaking funding

 

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.

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