United Way of Summit County Newsletter
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         MAY 2017  

United Way volunteers and staff are recognized at our Annual Meeting.


United Way Sets Bold Goals

Last month, United Way announced four Bold Goals for 2025. We’ve got an ambitious vision for the future of Summit County, and we are already hard at work making that vision a reality. Read more about our Bold Goals in this article by Crain's Cleveland Business.


United Way partners with Akron Public Schools’ College and Career Academies

United Way of Summit County understands how important it is to prepare students for success beyond graduation. That’s why one of our Bold Goals is to ensure that, by 2025, 60 percent of all APS graduates will be college or career ready. This week, United Way announced that it would serve in a critical role as the broker for all partnerships between businesses and APS College and Career Academies. By investing in the future of our local workforce, this partnership will drive economic development in our community for years to come. Read more about APS’s College and Career Academies >


Join us for our Advocate Training Session on May 23

Achieving our Bold Goals for 2025 will require the support of hundreds of passionate individuals who care deeply about our community. Would you like to help us build a Summit County where every student can learn the skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond, where every family has the tools to reach financial empowerment and where families are not devastated by addiction? You can learn how at our Advocate Training Session. Register here >


VIDEO: 2016 Engagement Compilation

What does it look like when more than 1,800 volunteers roll up their sleeves and put thousands of hours of work into the community? See how rewarding it can be to stop talking about the problems in our community and start doing something about them by watching our latest video.


Register your organization for our Day of Action – June 21

It takes many people working together to achieve lasting change. United Way’s annual Day of Action is fast approaching. With lots of service projects to choose from, your organization can be part of a day-long, county-wide effort to transform our community through volunteerism. Register your organization >


Register to participate in a Bridges workshop

How do you build a grassroots response to poverty? United Way’s Bridges Summit County workshops give corporate representatives and everyday citizens the tools to help local families gain financial stability. Through guided, in-depth discussions, workshop participants learn to be allies and advocates for those working to move beyond poverty and into prosperity. Learn more, or register for the next workshop on June 21 >


Three-Question Survey:
Let Us Know What You Think

Do you want to help make United Way better? Let us know what you think about our organization by answering this brief, three-question survey and you could win a $50 Giant Eagle or Target gift card. Take the survey >


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