News & Updates

Foresters Financial, United Way, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Suddieth Park

Jun 19, 2016
The Akron community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Suddieth Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, United Way of Summit County...

Volunteers spruce up East Akron neighborhood in one-day blitz

Jun 17, 2016
By Mary Beth
Breckenridge  Beacon Journal home writer Marissa Blewitt knows that mowing vacant lots and painting porches isn’t going to save Akron’s University Park neighborhood. But every...

United Way kicks off Stuff the Bus school supply drive with Akron RubberDucks

Jun 17, 2016
United Way of Summit County will kick off its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive with a special RubberDucks baseball game at Canal Park in Downtown Akron. Proceeds from ticket sales for the...

Federal funds for phase 33 emergency food, shelter to be distributed through United Way

Jun 08, 2016
United Way of Summit County will oversee distribution of federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food...

United Way of Summit County (Neighborhood Reborn Stakeholder Profile)

Jun 01, 2016
Published on The Akronist “Neighborhood Reborn,” is part of United Way’s annual Day of Action, which will take place this year on June 17. United Way’s annual Day of Action mobilizes and inspires...

United Way to hire 15 new VISTAs to expand student mentoring program

May 26, 2016
 United Way of Summit County will hire 14 new AmeriCorps VISTA coordinators and one VISTA leader to develop and expand the iCARE Mentoring program within Akron Public Schools. Started in 1965, the...