Tag Archives: Hunger

Feeding the future of America, One backpack at a time

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By Dorothy Markulis

 

The ubiquitous backpack

It is truly everywhere. Children trudge home from school toting them with a heavy load of items – books, clothes, games and other useful items.

But for some in four community learning centers in Akron, the backpack is a lifeline, saving the elementary students from hunger. 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