Research Report Housing and Education Partnerships
A Case Study of Akron, Ohio
Erwin de Leon, Priya Saxena
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Housing authorities are in a unique position to support educators, low-income students, and their caregivers outside the school day. This study describes the partnership between the housing authority and school district in Akron, Ohio. Akron’s housing and education partnership has been developing along two tracks: the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a set of programs and supports offered to young children living in AMHA developments and their families; and the Reach Opportunity Center at Summit Lake is a community-based education resource center that is owned and operated by AMHA and APS.
Research Areas Education Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags School-based partnerships and services
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center