News & Updates

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,...

Akron school district designated Ford Next Generation Learning community

May 16, 2017
Published May 16, 2017 on> Akron Public Schools’ effort to transform its schools into career-themed academies is getting a national boost as well as local support. The Akron school...

APS named Ford NGL community

May 16, 2017
Read the release on the Akron Public Schools website> AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (APS) was today named a Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) community in a ceremony at the National Inventor's Hall of...

United Way announces Bold Goals for 2025 at annual meeting

Apr 25, 2017
At his organization’s annual meeting today, United Way of Summit County president and CEO, Jim Mullen, announced a new, more targeted approach to solving the problems facing Greater Akron. Speaking...

United Way of Summit County sets its long-term agenda

Apr 25, 2017
By DAN SHINGLER        United Way of Summit County will no longer be satisfied to collect money from area residents and businesses for the sake of a feel-good thermometer that measures good...

United Way recruiting eight new AmeriCorps VISTAs in 2017

Mar 22, 2017
United Way of Summit County has begun a search to fill eight new AmeriCorps VISTA positions for 2017. The eight VISTAs will serve a collective 16,000 hours over the course of a year on three...