News & Updates

Fatherhood Initiative Helps Dad Build Bond That Lasts

Sep 29, 2016
Michael, 59, and his 17-month-old son, Anthony, are inseparable. When Michael goes to work cutting hair at a barbershop in East Akron, Anthony comes with him. “My job is to keep Anthony protected, by...

Refugee Family Gives Son the Gift of Reading With Imagination Library

Sep 29, 2016
Four-year-old Layeh Wonna may be too young to read on his own, but he loves looking at the illustrations in the books he receives each month through United Way’s Imagination Library. As his mother,...

Return on Investment: How United Way Multiplies Donor Contributions - Part 1

Sep 27, 2016
September 29, 2016 By JIM MULLEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY Perhaps you’re used to hearing “return on investment,” or “ROI,” as a financial term. Perhaps you think it sounds out...

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

Sep 24, 2016
By Judy Stringer Published 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,...

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...