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United Way premieres Holiday Snack Pack Food Drive

Nov 10, 2016
 While winter break is a time for rest, fun and celebration for students, many children in Akron will come home to empty cupboards. With nearly half of Akron’s children living in poverty, many...

iC.A.R.E in-school mentoring becomes United Way program

Oct 13, 2016
United Way of Summit County has welcomed a new member into its family of community impact programs and initiatives. Created in 2013, the iC.A.R.E Mentoring program provides Akron Public School...

iCARE mentors building relationships, one student at a time

Oct 08, 2016
By Colette JenkinsPublished in Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Local iCARE program builds relationships, one student at a time. Adult participants, mentees teach each other invaluable lessons Ingrid...

United Way of Summit County going from donation 'broker' to change-maker

Sep 24, 2016
By Judy StringerPublished in Crain's Cleveland Business The United Way of Summit County has a problem. No, it's not fundraising. Well, not exactly. Following a record-breaking campaign in 2014, which...

LeBron James Family Foundation launches mentoring program at Akron schools

Sep 23, 2016
By Jenny Conn  Article from Cleveland.com The LeBron James Family Foundation will provide long-term mentoring and tutoring to kids in its programs, through partnerships with Signet Jewelers and the ...

Akron sees household income fall, poverty rate climb

Sep 15, 2016
By Rick Armon  Beacon Journal staff writer Article from Ohio.com   Akron isn’t sharing the substantial gains posted in household income or the declines in the poverty rate that are being celebrated...

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