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Project Rise and Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Host Annual Soul Food Dinner for Families Experiencing Homelessness

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Craft Project Planned and Implemented
by the Project Rise Interns.

 

On February 26th, the annual Project Rise Parent RISE-ing Soul food dinner was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, serving students and families experiencing homelessness. For the past 8 years, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church has graciously hosted the event for families served by Project Rise.

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Akron Public Schools Students Collect New Socks for Students Experiencing Homelessness

groupwsocksStudents in the Rimer CLC NOW Program with teacher,
Ms. Kalil, and the socks they collected for Project RISE.

 

 

This fall, groups of students from three different APS schools participated in a sock collection project for Project RISE. This special project, called “Socktober” began in October of 2014 at Sam Salem Elementary School. The Project was started by Megan Kalil and her students in the N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted). This year, socks were collected at Sam Salem CLC, Rimer CLC and Litchfield Middle School.

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Project RISE Hosts 25th Anniversary Celebration at Summit Art Space

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On August 18th, Project RISE hosted a special 25th Anniversary Celebration Event at the Summit Art Space in Akron. The event was well attended with around 80 people. The event included delicious refreshments from Waterloo Catering Company and a musical performance by Project RISE community partner Tracey Thomas-Shephard. Attendees were community members, collaborators and community partners, Project RISE Staff Members and also families served by Project RISE.

Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education), under the Office of Student Services, is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters, and the community. The first demonstration grant was received in 1991. It is a federally funded program, facilitated by Ohio Department of Education, through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Programs. The main purpose is to remove barriers to the educational process and success of students who have lost their housing due to hardship.

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Project RISE Partners with the Cuyahoga Valley National Parks

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Providing Educational Opportunities for
Families Experiencing Homelessness

 

This summer, Project RISE partnered with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to provide several educational and recreational programs for families served by Project RISE. Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength Through Education), is a federally funded program that aims to remove educational barriers to students experiencing housing instability.
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Norton Girl Scouts Assemble Food and Hygiene Bags for Students Experiencing Homelessness

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Hygiene and Food Bags That Were Donated

On April 19th, a group of 24 Girl Scouts from the Norton area met to assemble Food and Hygiene Bags for families served by Project RISE. Each attendee brought at least 50 items for the bags and helped put them together. Close to 200 bags were put together and given to Project RISE. The food bags contain non-perishable food items,  water bottles and the hygiene bags include items such as; shaving cream, tooth brushes, shampoo and even laundry detergent.

Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength Through Education). Project RISE, managed by Debra Manteghi, is a federally funded program through Ohio Department of Education. This program 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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