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BUST Poverty Trust Fund

Incentive program that rewards resident youth for achieving A & B honor roll each semester. You must also complete 4 hours of community service to qualify.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Clubs and Activities

A number of clubs and activities are available each month for residents and non-residents.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Community Newsletter

Monthly newsletter published by the Van Buren Housing Authority that features residents, issues that affect low-income housing and stories written by the residents.


Computer Lab and Tutoring

Our computer lab is equipped with 12 computers with printers available that are all donated and maintained by the Van Buren School District. The lab is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm for use by the residents. 

Tutoring is done during the school year with residents as needed. Our resident center has a library filled with accelerated reader books and helpful books for junior high and high school kids.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Good Grade Club

This incentive program rewards residents for achieving A & B honor roll each semester. Each student that carries an A/B average and completes 4 hours of community service qualifies.

All students in K - 4th grade that meet the requirements receive $5.00 each from resident fundraisers. The students in 5th -12th grades that meet the requirements receive $10.00 each for basic classes, $10.00 each if they participate in band or take advance classes. The 5th - 12th grade rewards are funded by the Van Buren Housing Authority Board Chairman, Bernie Manard.

After the first semester grades all of the students participating in the program get to enjoy a pizza party and after the second semester they get to enjoy a movie and popcorn. The students all receive a certificate, pencil, ribbons and a Good Grade Clubs T-shirt.

Monthly meetings give students access to tutors, motivational speakers, help with goal setting and tracking, trips, help with needed school supplies and cash rewards for good grades.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Library Excursions

Every other week during the summer the housing authority van transports interested children to the Van Buren Public Library to get books to read.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Literacy and GED

The GED classes are taught by the Crawford County Adult Education Center. All expenses associated with the courses are paid by the Van Buren Housing Authority. Any residents attending these classes receive community service hours.

GED classes are no longer taught on-site. However, we will be able to help with transportation to classes at the Crawford County Adult Education Center.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Resident Council Board

The Van Buren Housing Authority encourages all residents to get involved in their community through the Resident Council. The Resident Council Board is comprised of five members elected from the adult resident population.

They host monthly meetings about how they can better their communities and special activities for the residents. They also hold fundraisers like the community garage sale and the annual silent auction where they raise money to buy back to school supplies, food bags for Christmas and the Good Grades Club.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.


Self Help Classes

The Van Buren Housing Authority offers a variety of classes to help provide education opportunities to develop self sufficiency. Among the programs offered are classes on nutrition, parenting, budgeting and financial counseling.

Of course we also like to do fun stuff like arts and crafts, bingo, dominoes/cards, recipe swap and 4-H Program just to name a few.

Call 479-471-0438 for more details or to participate.



  


Music Classes

The Van Buren Housing Authority offers specific music classes at the community center..

Call 479-471-0438 for more details.

 

 
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