Roanoke EnVision Center receives $55,000 grant for technology equipment for new location



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Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge and the City of Roanoke Redevelopment Housing Authority (RRHA) announced Wednesday, Nov. 18 that they have been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Roanoke Women’s Foundation.

They say the grant will support the new EnVision Center located in the old Melrose Library. 

The center will serve as a comprehensive center to meet the employment, education, health, and supportive service needs of the Northwest Roanoke community. Residents will be able to visit the center to access multiple services at once.

Officials say their goal is for this center to respond to the needs of individuals in the community by focusing on four main priorities: 

  • Economic empowerment
  • Educational advancement
  • Health and wellness
  • Character and leadership

“These kinds of collaborations allow us all to better serve our clients and reach those in need, and it’s even better when we can do it

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VIRGINIA CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY (CIT) & ROANOKE CITY PARTNER ON FLOOD SENSORS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

ROANOKE, VA
ROANOKE, VA
ROANOKE, VA

Roanoke, VA, Nov. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the 35th anniversary of The Flood of 1985 approaches, a unique partnership has emerged to seek flood safety improvements. The Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), with support from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate, has collaborated with the City of Roanoke in a flood sensor project. CIT has identified Roanoke as an ideal location for flood sensors in Virginia, based on the history of flooding throughout the valley and the City’s existing flood resiliency efforts. These flood sensors would provide real-time, web-based information on flooding conditions that City staff can use in a variety of ways, such as evacuating flood-prone homes, proactively closing roadways, and floodplain management.

“I experienced the Flood of 1985 first-hand, and vividly remember the light of heroism demonstrated during that dark time,” said

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