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Children Services

Check out our calendar to see what's happening, where and when.

RISE Summer Program visit the RISE website

Each summer, Gainesville Housing Authority sponsors, in partnership with Brenau University and United Way, a 6-week curriculum-based summer program, to address summer learning loss, for rising 1st-7th graders. RISE sites are Melrose’s Innovation Station and Fair Street School. The program is free of charge, breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided daily. Transportation is provided by Gainesville City Schools for students who live in the City of Gainesville. Go to for more information and registration materials. Contact:

Melrose Apartments

The community center at Melrose Apartments is scheduled to be rebuilt during the fall of 2019 through spring of 2020, thus no classes or programs are offered at this time.

However, check back in the spring! We will be rolling out exciting offerings for our residents in a much-expanded new community center.

Harrison Square


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30
Harrison Square playground or community center when weather is bad.
For children, K-5th grade
After-school program that provides homework assistance, art projects, holiday parties, fellowship and fun! Also, special Saturday activities: arts and crafts, movies, holiday parties! Contact: Amy and Jack Bentley,


Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7pm
For children, K-5th
Bible Study sponsored by In His Name Church for K-5th graders. Contact:

Kids’ Nest Academy

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm (follows Gainesville City Schools calendar)
2nd and 3rd graders only
After-school tutoring for 2nd and 3rd graders only. Contact: Paula,

For Teens

Job Skills classes

Schedule to be announced Spring 2017
In partnership with WorkSource, GHA will be offering soft skills, mock interviews, resume writing and job prep training for teens. Contact:

Rise summer program

GHA teenage residents, 16-18 years old, are invited to apply for paid summer jobs as assistant teachers. The job lasts for 6 weeks and assistant teachers are expected to be at RISE 5 days a week, 8:30am-2:30pm at either Melrose’s Innovation Station or Fair Street School. Transportation, 2 meals a day and a snack are provided. See for application.


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