News & Updates

Akron Public Schools Opens New Financial Services Lab Supported by KeyBank Foundation

Jun 04, 2019
Akron Public Schools (APS) and KeyBank announced the grand opening of the Financial Services Lab at East CLC supported by KeyBank Foundation.  The goal of this lab is to give students access to real...

Leadership Akron & United Way Are Now Accepting Applications for Diversity on Board Class 4

Mar 07, 2019
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 Diversity on Board program. A collaborative effort with United Way of Summit County, Diversity on Board launched in 2016 and provides leadership...

The Homeless Point In Time Count Shows the Need for Housing Services

Feb 22, 2019
By Joe Scalise, Director of Housing Services, United Way of Summit County Late last month, volunteers from across Summit County braved sub-freezing temperatures to take part in a yearly event – the...

United Way’s VITA program begins serving clients for 2019 tax season

Jan 16, 2019
United Way of Summit County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has begun serving clients for the 2019 tax season. Now through the end of tax season on April 15, workers from Summit...

EDITORIAL: Saving lives in the opiate crisis

Jan 14, 2019
Read on> Those are heartening words from Jerry Craig, the director of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board. He told Amanda Garrett of the Beacon...

United Way posts record volunteer numbers for second year in a row

Jan 14, 2019
United Way of Summit County today announced that in 2018, for the second year in a row, participation in its volunteer events surged over the previous year. In 2018, 3,829 volunteers took part in...