News & Updates

Wells Fargo awards $50,000 grant to United Way of Summit County to support financial empowerment

Aug 28, 2018
United Way of Summit County announced today that it would receive a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo in support of its financial empowerment efforts in Summit County. The grant will fund financial...

Summit County joins nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Aug 24, 2018
Summit County is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign), a collaborative effort to improve reading proficiency, early...

Congress Must Work Together to Save the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Aug 21, 2018
By Jim Mullen, president and CEO of United Way of Summit County, and Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Congress is currently debating the Farm Bill, which will...

United Way of Summit County honors Mandel family at opening of new headquarters

Aug 15, 2018
On August 14, 2018, United Way of Summit County announced that it would name its new facilities at the Sojourner Truth Building after noted local business leaders and philanthropists Thomas and Lisa...

Bridgestone Brings Auto Training Center​ to APS

Jul 24, 2018
Akron Public Schools (APS) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced the new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which will bring a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) center to...

2-1-1 and Housing Services become United Way of Summit County programs following merger with Info Line

Jul 19, 2018
United Way of Summit County has begun offering 2-1-1 and Housing Services following its merger with Info Line, Inc., effective July 1. The newly integrated staffs of United Way and Info Line will...