Education

Local organization helps students living in public housing pay for college (INLIVIAN)

2.10.21

From WSOC TV:

Students living in public housing in Charlotte have an opportunity to get help paying for college.

Charlotte ranks among the worst in the nation in upward mobility, meaning if a child is born in poverty it is very difficult for them to climb out of it.

The Greater Steps Scholars program is designed to help end the cycle of poverty by investing in students in public housing.

Comcast to provide internet access at safe spaces across Pittsburgh (Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)

1.27.21

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Comcast said Tuesday it will equip eight safe spaces in communities in the Pittsburgh area with internet service to help students from low-income families access their online education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spaces, known as “lift zones,” will be installed over the next few months at supervised community centers at city Housing Authority properties and other locations.

Lucas County CARES Act Funding Supports Internet Access For Low Income Families (Lucas Metropolitan Housing)

1.27.21

From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:

In 2020, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners made CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) funding available to local organizations to cover the cost of expenditures incurred due to the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency. 

70 CHA college students get tips on how to “Stay the Course” (Chicago Housing Authority)

1.27.21

From the Chicago Crusader:

Representatives from prominent corporate organizations – including RSM, BMO Harris, Rush University Medical Center and Art Institute of Chicago – networked virtually with 70 Chicago Housing Authority college students Wednesday to discuss career opportunities at “Take Flight: Staying the Course.”

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