United Way of Summit County going from donation 'broker' to change-maker

Sep 24, 2016
By Judy StringerPublished in Crain's Cleveland Business The United Way of Summit County has a problem. No, it's not fundraising. Well, not exactly. Following a record-breaking campaign in 2014, which...

Akron sees household income fall, poverty rate climb

Sep 15, 2016
By Rick Armon  Beacon Journal staff writer Article from   Akron isn’t sharing the substantial gains posted in household income or the declines in the poverty rate that are being celebrated...

Volunteers fill backpacks for Akron public school students

Aug 31, 2016
By Colette M. Jenkins  Beacon Journal staff writer Article from   Brittney Rogers believes in giving back.   That is why she joined 75 corporate volunteers on Tuesday at McEbright Community...

United Way’s Bridges Summit County initiative awarded $437,161 grant from Healthier Buckeye Council

Aug 10, 2016
Efforts to lift Akron families out of poverty received a big boost with the awarding of a $437,161 grant from the State of Ohio. The grant, which was given to the local Summit County Healthier...

United Way of Summit County earns third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Aug 02, 2016
United Way of Summit County has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. This is Charity...

For United Way, Change Is the Way Forward

Jul 28, 2016
As submitted to the Akron Beacon Journal on July 28, 2016 United Way of Summit County is accomplishing great things. I’ve seen it firsthand in the work done by our dedicated volunteers to improve...