We cannot build a better future for Summit County unless we build it together.

United Way has worked for decades to create an environment that welcomes all cultures and backgrounds — all walks of life and ways of thinking. We spark conversations and forge connections that embrace every voice and point of view. We commit to building and sustaining a workplace that represents Greater Akron in all its richness and diversity. We fight systemic inequity and injustice through advocacy, through education and by mobilizing the caring power of our community to make neighborhoods and families stronger.

No matter who you are, we want your voice to be heard. We want to help you make a difference.

After all, we are YOUR United Way.



United Way of Summit County Poverty Simulation
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019 • 9AM - 12PM

United Way of Summit County’s Poverty Simulation is an interactive experience that invites participants to walk through a simulated day in the life of an individual or family struggling for financial survival. The simulation is ideal for educators, healthcare providers, businesses, social service agencies, or any other individual or organization looking to expand their understanding of poverty in a way that complements traditional learning experiences.

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Bridges Summit County Workshop
Thursday, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 • 9AM - 4PM

Through this all day training, learn how economic realities of poverty, middle class, and wealth impact individuals, communities, systems, and structures. In order to positively impact the education and lives of individuals in poverty, we must explore the way we think and behave. Bridges Summit County Workshops offers a structure to help us assess the mindsets and world views we hold as individuals, institutions, and communities. It helps us define and visualize the experiences in economic class environments in order to increase our understanding.

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