Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness

Project Rise Finds Innovative Ways to Help
Posted on 04/20/2020
Image of Project Rise Helping StudentsProject Rise and APS are working hard to ensure families experiencing homelessness do not fall through the cracks during this pandemic. Staff is identifying families who are without housing or have recently lost housing due to COVID-19. Other Project Rise staff, the Academic Advocates, are specifically designated to each school cluster and assigned to work with families in Akron’s homeless shelters and transitional housing programs. These advocates are ensuring that all Project Rise students have access to learning materials and access to the Internet; are engaging with classroom content online; and get help with address changes, food needs, educational needs, enrollment questions and housing issues. Project Rise continues to work with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, operator of DLM Food & Resources, to deliver groceries and other resources. Monetary donations are always welcome, but in-kind donations are not being accepted at this time. Please visit the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church website to donate. Other partners include area shelters, Open M, other food pantries and meal sites, and InfoLine. Project Rise staff are also working to maintain digital contact with teen students in the mentorship program, using Google Classroom and programs like FlipGrid and maintaining a digital newsletter of helpful links.

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