News & Updates

Bringing Housing Support to Where It’s Needed Most

Jan 20, 2022
Northeast Ohio is no stranger to the harsh cold of mid-winter. But for the many Summit and Medina County residents struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity, January and February are some...

College Now Greater Cleveland Opens New Educational Opportunity HUB in Summit County

Dec 10, 2021
College Now Greater Cleveland and United Way of Summit & Medina (UWSM) will open a new Educational Opportunity HUB to house College Now services in Summit County this week. Located in United Way’...

KeyBank Makes $150,000 Investment in United Way of Summit & Medina To Benefit Akron Public Schools

Dec 01, 2021
Grant provides support for the Family Resource Center and wraparound services at Robinson CLC The KeyBank Foundation is providing a $150,000 grant to United Way of Summit & Medina. The grant will...

The University of Akron Renews Sister University Agreement with Akron Public Schools

Oct 12, 2021
Agreement extends commitment at Akron Early College, Ellet CLC, and NIHF STEM Akron Public Schools (APS) announced yesterday a three-year renewal of the sister university agreement between The...

Akron Financial Empowerment Center Helps Family Get Out of Debt

Sep 23, 2021
When Amy’s mom told her and her husband Harry about the Akron Financial Empowerment Center, the information came at just the right time. Amy and Harry were struggling financially. “We were falling...

Couple Commits to Financial Success Through United Way’s Financial Empowerment Center

Sep 15, 2021
Newly engaged couple Rachael and Delah first visited the Financial Empowerment Center in September 2019 to find out if they were on the right track to start their new life together. They expected to...