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United Way’s Stuff the Bus drive collects 60,218 school supplies for Akron Public Schools students

Oct 10, 2017
On September 6, students at 11 Akron public schools were surprised with a free backpack full of classroom materials, courtesy of United Way of Summit County’s Stuff the Bus school supplies drive. Now...

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...

Beacon Journal editorial board: After a decade of tax cuts — Ohioans in financial hardship

Oct 06, 2017
Published on October 6, 2017 by Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com> When Statehouse Republicans started reducing taxes in 2005, they didn’t promise that a decade later a larger share of working Ohioans...

United Way study finds 40% of Summit County households struggle to afford basics

Oct 04, 2017
As published by Crain's Cleveland Business on October 4, 2017 By DAN SHINGLER   Akron's on the rebound but not all of its residents have bounced back yet. That's according to a new report from Ohio...

United Way: 40 percent of Ohio households struggle to pay basic expenses

Oct 04, 2017
As published on Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com on October 4, 2017 By Rick Armon Beacon Journal staff writer Forty percent of Ohio households struggle to pay for basic living expenses, a new...

Groundbreaking study reveals 2 in 5 Summit County households struggle to afford basics

Oct 04, 2017
There are more than 85,000 households in Summit County unable to afford the state’s cost of living, with conditions still lagging behind pre-recession levels, according to the United Way ALICE Report...

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