Welcome to the Project Rise website.  Project Rise, under the Office of Student Services, is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters, and the community. The first grant was received in 1991. It is a federally funded program, facilitated by Ohio Department of Education, through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Programs. The main purpose is to remove barriers to the educational process and success of students who have lost their housing due to hardship. 
This is accomplished through three components:
  • Legal interpretation and implementation of McKinney-Vento Law in the district and community
  • Educational and enrichment programs for students and parents
  • Social services to help the family or youth identify and locate needed resources to improve the quality of their life while going through homelessness, especially with the use of Akron Street Card and Akron Resource Directory. 
On this website, you will find information about Project Rise, the services and programs we offer, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and useful links. 
You can also check out our Facebook Page HERE.
Subpages (1): Summer Programming