LHA Hosts Book Drive for Low-Income Children

The Lowell Housing Authority (LHA) believes in the value of education in supporting youth development, and fostering sustained family self-sufficiency, through a number of programs and services.  The LHA operates two Learning Zone academic enrichment programs, located at North Common Village and Highland Parkway family developments. The agency also connects participants in the LHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency program with community partners, and academic institutions to encourage life-skill development and the pursuit of higher education. The agency also operates a nonprofit affiliate, The Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc., which has been providing scholarships to children living in Lowell Housing Authority properties for the last 25 years.

This past spring, the LHA had the opportunity to assist children beyond the walls of LHA. The LHA spent the spring hosting a book drive for Project Learn. Through book drives, Project Learn aims to support early childhood education by providing tools and equitable resources of young children in Lowell. According to Project Learn, the number of books in a child’s home directly predicts reading achievement and long-term academic success. Unfortunately, the average number of books in a low-income family’s home is 0. We wanted to help.

The agency collected over 180 books for children in the community! The LHA is proud to have been able to support Project Learn. Thank you to all of the employees, family and friends who contributed to make this book drive a success!

Learn more about the work of Project Learn: https://www.projectlearninc.org/