News & Updates

United Way announces new income strategy and goal

Oct 20, 2015
 United Way today announced a strategic shift in how it will invest donor dollars to achieve the organization’s objectives within its Income Impact Area. The shift in strategy is intended to speed...

2nd Annual “Stuff the Bus” Event Was a Big Success!

Oct 13, 2015
On September 13, a big yellow school bus pulled into Lock 3 in downtown Akron during the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron. United Way’s second annual Stuff the Bus community engagement event...

Leadership Akron, United Way launch retooled program, Diversity on Board, to train minority board members

Sep 25, 2015
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on Ohio.com By Betty Lin-Fisher Beacon Journal business writer A program to recruit and train minority leaders to serve on nonprofit boards was rolled out...

200 backpacks donated to United Way’s Stuff the Bus

Sep 16, 2015
A little more than a year ago, Ashok Babu Kolla moved to Summit County from California to work for GOJO Industries as a SAP Center of Excellence/ VISTEX Consultant. He was looking for a way to become...

Arts2Youth helps prevent summer learning ‘slide’

Sep 15, 2015
For several days in August, United Way’s Arts2Youth pilot program brought kids together with local artists to combat summer learning loss, otherwise known as "summer slide." Artists worked with kids...

Inside Business Magazine, United Way honor 2015 Pinnacle Award winners

Sep 11, 2015
Inside Business Magazine and United Way of Summit County honored individuals and organizations across Summit County with the Pinnacle Awards at a breakfast today at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn. The...

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