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.

Position Your Business for future success

By partnering with the College & Career Academies of Akron through United Way, your business can invest in:

  • Local workforce development that meets your company's needs
  • Volunteer opportunities for current employees – helping to boost satisfaction and retention
  • Public recognition of your company as a community leader and investor

Make a Commitment That Fits Your Business

The College & Career Academies allow for various degrees of commitment. Your business can provide:

  • Industry-specific mentoring
  • Guest speakers
  • Advisors for teachers and academic staff
  • Internships
  • Field trip destinations
  • Career shadowing and more

The College & Career Academies Support Bold Goal 2

 By giving kids hands-on and career-relevant learning opportunities, the College & Career Academies of Akron support United Way's Bold Goal 2. When students graduate with the skills they need to pursue a successful career, they can better support families and their communities. Local businesses have a more talented workforce to draw from. And Summit County can count on a new generation of citizens who are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow.

For more information on the College & Career Academies of Akron, contact Angie Berresford at 330.685.9339 or

Our Partners

Community Engagement and Strategic Partners

Funding Partners


College & Career Academies of Akron are made possible through strategic business and community partnerships, which facilitate the real-world experiences and opportunities that are crucial to our students. The following businesses have partnered with individual high schools to strengthen economic development, bridge the skills gap, and create a brighter future for students of Akron Public Schools.

BUCHTEL   |   EAST   |   ELLET   |   FIRESTONE   |   KENMORE GARFIELD   |   NORTH  |   STEM   |