From CBS 2 Pittsburgh:
Former Steelers’ Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis is hoping to “WOW” Pittsburgh with a brand new project.
His foundation, “The Bus Stops Here” is teaming up with the housing authority and Stem Coding Lab for the “WiFi On Wheels” cyber bus.
It’s a mobile computer lab with 10-15 laptops, internet access, and a flat-screen monitor for remote learning.
From Spectrum News 1:
While more people are becoming digitally connected, there is still a notable digital divide between younger and older Americans.
This is why the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is working to connect seniors to the internet through a digital learning class.
One participant in this class was Oscar Lawrence.
Lawrence learned the basics of how to use a computer and typing.
From the Baltimore Sun:
The more than 3,000 residents in Baltimore’s largest public housing complex will be offered leftover produce and training in urban farming under a deal allowing the Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden to remain on Housing Authority of Baltimore City property through the end of the year.
Housing Authority President and CEO Janet Abrahams said the agency’s six-month postponement of the farm’s eviction from the property at 900 Cherry Hill Road “responded to our residents’ needs.”
From WCNC Charlotte:
Greater Steps Scholars, formerly known as the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund, is hosting a summer-long dorm room and school supply drive with the goal of providing the organization's scholars with the essential items they need to pursue a college education.
From the Congressional SDOH Caucus:
The Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus is seeking public feedback on challenges and opportunities related to social determinants of health.
On Tuesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m.
CLPHA Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives Abra Lyons-Warren has been invited to join the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR)’s Learning Happens Everywhere initiative, an effort to encourage coalitions across the nation to position learning as a community-wide responsibility and to transform non-school places and spaces into learning-rich opportunities for children in economically challenged families.
From MetroHealth's press release:
MetroHealth’s proposed pilot project has been selected by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to participate in the FCC’s Connected Care Pilot Program. This pilot will support the System’s Digital Connectivity Initiative, which includes providing patients living in the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) housing with high-speed, low-cost internet access. The pilot proposes FCC funding of $901,000 over three years to subsidize internet connection for CMHA residents.
From the St. Paul Public Housing Agency's newsletter: