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Carver Educational Center project

(from left) Bro. Richard Chubb; Benny Hopkins, Rev. Carroll Carter, pastor of St.Paul United Church who are among those preparing the land, along with Andre’ Peery (not pictured).
(from left) Bro. Richard Chubb; Benny Hopkins, Rev. Carroll Carter, pastor of St.Paul United Church who are among those preparing the land, along with Andre’ Peery (not pictured).

The George Washington Carver Educational Center project, Loudon Ave. and 6th St. NW, is making progress. The community garden plot is being prepared for the Spring planting season and the new sign is being raised.

HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs

Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority among nine grantees to receive funding

In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday April 3, a $24-million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities, including a $3-million grant to the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Continue reading HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs

Roanoke NAACP’s ACT-SO local competition

The Roanoke Branch of the NAACP is excited about the 2015 local ACT-SO competition to be held on Saturday, April 18, at William Fleming High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program THAT has been around for 35 years, is considered by some to be a cultural “best kept secret” and people are really talking about how great it is. Community leaders and volunteers serve as judges and supporters for the participants as they showcase their respective talents. Continue reading Roanoke NAACP’s ACT-SO local competition