Students From Explorer Zone with the Donated Items.
This December, several generous community members collected resources that were donated to Project RISE. Some of the resources were distributed during the annual gift distribution at Akron’s homeless shelters and some will be given out at future events.
Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education) is a federally funded, collaborative effort by the Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
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On July 29th, Project RISE took a group of 30 mothers and children experiencing homelessness on a special field trip to the Akron Art Museum. The attendees were residents of the Safe Landing Shelter for teen girls, Catholic Worker and ACCESS, Inc. Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education), is a federally funded program that aims to remove educational barriers to homeless children. The program offers supplemental educational services and other programs to students and families experiencing homelessness.
Participants started off the field trip with a guided tour of several areas in the art museum, showcasing many different styles and types of artwork.
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Tagged ACCESS, Akron, Akron Art Museum, Catholic Worker, educational services, Good Place Akron, homeless children, Homelessness, Inc., Project RISE, Safe Landing Shelter, Students