Education

Jersey City honors longtime Marion Gardens resident by naming community center after her (Jersey City Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From the Hudson County View:

Betty Morris had two very big families: one was her immediate family, with 16 children, as well as her family-at-large – the residents of the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.

Back in 1974, when the family was under threat, she took action by heading down to Washington D.C. to fight for the necessary funding to keep the complex alive.

“My mother was a selfless person,” said Lori Walker, the youngest of Morris’ 16 children.

Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority & Tacoma Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Education Dive:

The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children enrolled in the program and hopes to attract more than 600 students, the Minnesota Daily reported.

‘The West Seattle Elementary difference’ starts new year with Be There Rally (Seattle Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From West Seattle Blog:

For the fourth consecutive year, West Seattle Elementary students got a first-day-of-school welcome like no other: The “Be There Rally.” 2016 was the first time community members were invited to greet and inspire the students. The event has continued growing in size and reputation, and this year drew more citywide dignitaries than ever. More on them later. First – WSE principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers got to tell the crowd all about her school.

New preschool in San Bernardino’s Arrowhead Grove community is for the whole family (Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino)

9.12.19

From the San Bernardino Sun:

The rectangular room is immaculate, with something to explore at every turn.

Between the gray walls are areas to read, color, play, write and listen. Rugs for napping and bean bags for lounging rest on the hardwood floors.

Not a book nor crayon is out of place on a recent weekday – it’s the calm before the storm.

LAUSD partners with city housing agencies to assist northeast Valley families (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles)

9.12.19

From the Los Angeles Daily News:

As students across the Los Angeles Unified School District headed back to classrooms Tuesday, district officials heralded a new partnership with city and county housing agencies aimed at providing support to a number of housing insecure and homeless families in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

In photos: 'Back to School Fair' at Clinton School in New Haven (Elm City Communities)

9.12.19

From the New Haven Register:

The Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of New Haven holds its annual "Back to School Fair" at Clinton School in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday August 6, 2019. In addition to new school supplies and activities for the kids like face painting and snacks, families were able to access resources for education and health services.

Breaking the cycle of poverty: Cambridge housing program prepares young residents for college (Cambridge Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From the Boston Globe:

Rafael Salas, an incoming freshman at Westfield State University, dreams of the day when he can help his family leave public housing.

In middle school, when he began attending a youth development program run through the Cambridge Housing Authority, Salas said he already knew his place in society: a “low-income black man.”

CLPHA Education Working Group Webinar Calendar -- Next Webinar Tuesday, October 8 Featuring Urban Strategies, Inc.

9.12.19

CLPHA is pleased to share the education working group’s webinar series calendar of events for 2019-2020. Remember, these webinars are open to our broader community of practice! This latest round of webinars will cover topics including attendance, child welfare, racial equity, and predatory for-profit postsecondary institutions.

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