The Wake County Public School System has worked with community groups to set up sites where students can pick up free meals to eat while schools are closed due to the coronavirus threat.
The majority of sites are for all children aged 18 and under but some food distribution sites are available for anyone. You will not be required to show ID and children do not have to be present with you to pick up food.
For details please click on Food Distribution Sites.
Many broadband and telephone services providers have signed on to what it’s calling the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.” This agreement is aimed at ensuring residents and small businesses don’t lose broadband and phone service during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
During this time of “social distancing”, internet access is very important in helping us communicate with loved ones, doctors and the world in general. It may allow us to telework and keep our children and ourselves engaged in remote learning.
Please look at the following information for some offers below Each includes 60-days of free broadband. More companies are signing on to pledge so be sure to ask your internet provider about it but it is up to you to talk to your provider about service.
Are you or someone you know interested in getting a university degree? However paying for college is not easy. The HFS scholarship may be able to help but the deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:
- High school seniors
- Undergraduate students (all years)
- Community college students transferring to four year universities
- Graduate Students
Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.
- Must be of Hispanic heritage
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
- Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
- Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
- US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
- Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)
- All majors and graduate fields accepted
- Emphasis on STEM majors
For more information visit https://www.hsf.net/scholarship but remember the deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.
Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) has provided us with a new Community Resources Referral guide for Refugee Clients.
It is available on our “Refugee Matters” page.
Do you need dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, or X-rays? Often students delay hygiene visits until serious problems develop due to costs.
Wake Tech has a Dental Hygiene Clinic at the Perry Health Sciences Campus that offers these services to active Wake Tech students for FREE! … and at a reduced price for others.
Read this flyer for more information and visit the Dental Clinic Patient Information page for campus directions and treatment fees.
Wake Tech students are juggling many things as they pursue their studies. Some are stretching their money trying to cover many expenses and at times their budget may come up short for food. We would like to help students in getting essential supplies. The Nest is a food pantry at the Beltline Center for students in real need of food items.
Please contact Roberta Mahatha (919) 334-1534 for more information
This resource guide, from Catholic Parish Outreach, contains information on the following area. It has been updated as of June 2016.
General Assistance, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Health Assistance, Financial Assistance, Crisis Hotlines, Transportation Assistance, Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing, Clothing Assistance, Food Assistance, Household Goods/Furniture, Thrift Stores, and other resources.