The Homeless Point In Time Count Shows the Need for Housing Services

Feb 22, 2019
By Joe Scalise, Director of Housing Services, United Way of Summit County Late last month, volunteers from across Summit County braved sub-freezing temperatures to take part in a yearly event – the...

Jim Mullen: Where can you go for help in Greater Akron? Try 2-1-1

Dec 08, 2018
By Jim Mullen Posted Dec 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM Updated Dec 8, 2018 at 7:48 PM    Right now, in Summit County, there are thousands who are struggling, but do not know where to turn for help. They may...

Congress Must Work Together to Save the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Aug 21, 2018
By Jim Mullen, president and CEO of United Way of Summit County, and Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Congress is currently debating the Farm Bill, which will...

Financially Empowering Akron

Nov 14, 2017
by Mayor Dan Horrigan As Mayor, one of my main strategies to help this City thrive is to grow our population, specifically to 250,000 by 2050, an increase of about 50,000 people. One of the ways we...

Akron’s future depends on making connections in the classroom and beyond -- United Way will help

Oct 10, 2017
By DAVID W. JAMES SR., SUPERINTENDENT OF AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD MEMBER Just recently, representatives of a large automotive company paid a visit to Akron’s East...

The Time is Now for United Way to be Bold

Jun 04, 2017
June 4, 2017 By CHRISTINE AMER MAYER, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT OF GAR FOUNDATION For nearly 100 years, United Way of Summit County has worked to improve this community,...