Congratulations and best of luck to Denise Kalmakoff, her family and our fellow Alaskans in Akhiok.
It’s a false choice to imply that we choose between graduation and learning.
We know we will not end homelessness in Anchorage by 2021. But we can do better. We can achieve functional zero.
The method is getting students the help they need – housing, night school, eyeglasses, counseling, transportation – to be able to focus on school.
Anchorage just set a Guinness World Record when hundreds gathered to create the world’s longest fist bump relay. The fun event on the Delaney Park Strip got wide press coverage throughout the country but its real impact is right here. Homelessness in Anchorage is solvable, and we are uniquely poised to do it now. As … Continue reading Pulling together, Anchorage can help our homeless off the streets
Our families and schools struggle with the same burning issues as other communities do -- budget crunches, family poverty, children falling through the cracks academically and socially, parent concerns, student safety. But instead of squandering our energy on outrage and blame, we are all channeling that energy toward a community commitment.
Tax season is a stressful time, but there is relief for thousands of hardworking, low-income Anchorage residents who are already financially stressed in these tough times.