News & Updates

United Way of Summit & Medina’s Day of Action mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to serve community

Jun 24, 2022
300 volunteers participated in United Way of Summit & Medina’s Day of Action on June 17. The annual United Way event brings together individual and corporate group volunteers from across Summit...

Single Mom Finds Help Through United Way’s Family Resource Center

Jun 23, 2022
After moving to Akron for a fresh start, Cheetara, a mother of four was fed up with navigating the system. “Sure, help is out there, but it’s hard to reach. And when you do need help people make it...

A New Budget Leads to a New Mindset for Akron Resident

Jun 23, 2022
After years of managing two households, multiple bank accounts, caring for her disabled husband and financially supporting two of her three adult children, Lynn was officially overwhelmed. “I was...

United Way of Summit & Medina to present first Summit Beerfest on July 28

Jun 16, 2022
On July 28, United Way of Summit & Medina will put on the first Summit Beer Fest. The event will bring together more than a dozen local and regional breweries to showcase their finest brews in...

Sojourner Truth is remembered by Black women who fight on

Jun 02, 2022
By Ashanée Player, United Way of Summit & Medina’s manager for diversity, equity and inclusion. Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman.” To be a Black...