Housing Services

United Way of Summit County’s Housing Services coordinates access to homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing and rent assistance for individuals and families living in Summit County who are homeless or facing eviction.

Financial Empowerment Center

The Akron Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the City of Akron in partnership with United Way. The Akron Financial Empowerment Center will provide financial coaching to individuals, helping them to acquire the skills to budget and save, develop healthy banking relationships and raise their credit scores.

Bridges Summit County

Empowering Financial Independence in Summit County

Bridges Summit County builds bridges for people to move from financial dependence to independence.

Our goal is for Summit County to become a place where all sectors come together to stabilize our community. This requires individuals, businesses, courts, social service agencies, faith-based, educational, and health care organizations to implement Bridges Summit County in their own settings. This work is already taking shape across our community.

iC.A.R.E. Mentoring

In the summer of 2016, United Way of Summit County welcomed iC.A.R.E. Mentoring (Creating Authentic Relational Energy) as a new member of its family of community impact programs and initiatives. Created in 2013, the iC.A.R.E. Mentoring program provides Summit County students in grades K-12 with nurturing and supportive role models.

College & Career Academies

Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce

A competitive business needs talented employees. The College & Career Academies of Akron offer students learning pathways tailored to meet the needs of the local business community.

Through United Way, your company can invest in a program that boosts graduation rates, nurtures local talent and helps kids grow into the skilled employees and business leaders our community needs.

Imagination Library

Through the United Way of Summit County's Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! Each month, a brand new, age appropriate book will be mailed to every child enrolled. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. These moments continue each month until the child turns five, and in their very last month in the program the book they receive is “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”

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