Programs

Your United Way contributions are supporting local programs that focus on our areas of impact.

Akron Area YMCA

330.376.1335 | akronymca.org
  • Quality preschool and early-education programming
  • Phoenix School, alternative education and mentoring for at-risk youth
  • Integration of technology into preschool classrooms
  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Collaborative, a county-wide effort to combat childhood obesity

Akron Urban League

330.434.3101 | akronurbanleague.org
  • Vocational services, job readiness, placement and supportive services toward gaining financial stability
  • Summer academic and social enrichment for low-income youth

Alchemy, Inc

330.665.5920 | alchemyinc.net
  • Using stories and myths to empower adolescent males to develop a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Collaboration in Summit Lake

Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.)

330.535.3263 | asiaohio.org
  • READY, evidence-based early education for immigrant and refugee children and their families
  • Project Success, addressing social and isolation for older refugee/immigrant youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties

330.376.6503 | mentorwithme.org
  • Adult and peer mentoring for at-risk students

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve

330.773.3375 | wrkids.org
  • Youth development focused on academic success, character and healthy lifestyle

Building for Tomorrow

330.376.9466 | amhabft.org
  • Community CARES: assisting residents of public housing move toward self-sufficiency
  • Early education and kindergarten readiness, supporting children in public housing

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

330.762.0591 | cgfs.org
  • Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding (TAPS), behavior intervention for preschoolers
  • Integration of physical and behavioral health services for holistic pediatric care

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

  • Free books for children from birth through age 5

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

330.864.9933 | gsneo.org
  • The Business of Babysitting, integrating financial literacy, character and responsibility
  • First Aid/CPR/AED training for volunteers

Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America

330.773.0415 | gtcbsa.org
  • Venturing, a program of career exploration, character development and civic responsibility for male and female teens

Greenleaf Family Center

330.376.9494 | greenleafctr.org
  • SPARK, an evidence-based kindergarten readiness program
  • Teen parent program
  • Interpretation, case management, advocacy for the deaf
  • Behavioral counseling and case management
  • County-wide adolescent suicide prevention program

Info Line, Inc., Child Care Connection

1.800.407.5437 | childcare-connection.org
  • Engagement, training and support for early education providers

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

330.434.1875 | juniorachievement.org
  • Hands-on financial literacy and entrepreneurship programming for 4-6th graders at Schumacher CLC

Project: LEARN of Summit County

330.434.9461 | projectlearnsummit.org
  • Adult education, literacy, GED preparation and testing, lifelong learning skills
  • Collaboration with the Akron Urban League

Ready to Work Services

330.836.8067 |
  • After school educational enrichment programming
  • Job readiness for teens and young adults

Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron

330.867.7850 | shawjcc.org
  • High quality preschool access for low-income children

Summit Education Initiative

330.535.8833 | seisummit.org
  • Support for the Cradle to Career Alliance, high quality research and activities aimed at significant improvement in academic success for all Summit County students
  • Development of an out-of-school system for the community

The Arc of Summit & Portage Counties

330.836.5863 | thearcneo.org
  • Advocacy support for people with developmental disabilities
  • Capacity building

The Salvation Army - Summit County

330.762.8481 | salvationarmyusa.org
  • Learning Zone preschool and enrichment programs
  • Pilot behavior intervention program for children 5 years and older
  • Life skills training to support economic stability

The University of Akron Law & Leadership Institute

330.972.7731 | lawandleadership.org
  • Targeting and supporting urban high school students for potential careers in law