Buchtel High School Students present mats at the Haven of Rest
During this past school year, a talented group of students made sleeping mats out of plastic bags as a part of a service project. The students were part of Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s Family & Consumer Sciences class at Buchtel High School. The class consisted of 7th and 8th grade students.
The mats that the students made were donated to the Haven of Rest in Akron. Staff from Project Rise and the class of young students attended a tour of the Haven of Rest after presenting their donation of mats. Project Rise 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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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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Tagged African American History, Akron, Akron Public Schools, Algonquin Spinners and Weavers, Carrollton, Community, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, North High School, nurturing environment, Ohio, Ohio Department of Education, Parents, Project RISE, Rachel Breece, Soul Food, Students
Students 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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Tagged Akron, Akron Public Schools, Children, Community, Education, Family Promise, Homelessness, Megan Kalil, N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted), Ohio Department of Education, Project RISE, Socktober, Youth
Summit Art Space Akron
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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Tagged Akron Public Schools, Community, Education, Homelessness, Neighborhoods, Project RISE, Safe Landing Girls Shelter, Students, Summit Art Space