Clean Slate E3 to award 10 Public Housing Residents with Scholarships of up to $20,000

July 25, 2018

Clean Slate E3, the nonprofit affiliate of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), is pleased to announce that it is prepared to award 10 scholarships to residents of HACP housing for the 2018/ 2019 academic year – a commitment of $200,000 over the next four years.

Clean Slate E3 will administer the scholarship program in partnership with NEED who will provide a 20 percent match on each scholarship, bringing the total amount of the annual commitment to $50,000 per year or $5,000 per student. Clean Slate E3 will offer annual scholarships to each of these students for up to four years, contingent upon available funding.

Students and family members will be recognized for their achievement during the July HACP Board of Commissioners Meeting, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in the Wherrett Board Room, located at 200 Ross Street, 13th Floor.

“We are excited to make this award to 10 extremely well-deserving students and to offer them encouragement as they begin their post-secondary education,” said HACP Executive Director Caster D. Binion. “We’re expecting truly great things from them and are proud to be able to provide some financial relief as college costs continue to rise.”

HACP established Clean Slate E3 roughly 10 years ago in order to expand potential funding sources for activities that enrich the lives of HACP residents, including but not limited to: job training, educational enhancement and scholarships. Since 2009, Clean Slate E3 has provided HACP residents with scholarships for post-secondary education. During that time, Clean Slate E3 has issued more than $190,000 in scholarship funds. The organization has managed its scholarship program in partnership with NEED since 2012.

“Clean Slate E3 aims to assist the most deserving public housing residents to achieve self-sufficiency through educational advancement. We have hundreds of exceptional students in our communities who depend on scholarship dollars to advance their education and we are extremely pleased to be able to contribute toward their growth,” said Mr. Binion.

According to Dr. Marcia M. Sturdivant, NEED President and CEO, “Our partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Clean Slate E3 will provide unprecedented opportunities for aspiring public housing residents. NEED values Clean Slate’s continued commitment to the students we serve. This funding will turn dreams into real opportunities for a brighter future.”

For more information about Clean Slate E3 and the Clean Slate E3 Scholarship Program, contact Michelle Sandidge at 412-456-5058.