'The Matthew Project' Aims To Help Homeless Students
The project, founded by Ann Libri, started simple by collected clothing and school supplies for students growing up in unstable environments. This year, the project is kicking off a pilot program with ten students that will teach life skills and provide meals, tutoring, school supplies, and clothing. Libri says she hopes the project will continue to grow and assist the hundreds of homeless children in Springfield's district 186.
We recently interviewed Libri, and the Springfield city treasurer, Jim Langfedler, who is also an advisor to the project: