News & Updates

United Way welcomes two new staff members, summer intern

Jun 22, 2015
Two new staff members have been added to the United Way of Summit County team: Joseph Palmisano and Hana Lowe. Brandyn Costa also joins United Way as a summer intern. Palmisano joins United Way as a...

A DAY OF ACTION IN SUMMIT COUNTY: Hundreds take time away from work to help improve Akron

Jun 20, 2015
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on It’s not uncommon to see empty offices in Akron on a Friday during summer months. And this Friday was no exception. The difference this week was...

Bill Lowery: Young Leaders Society

Jun 09, 2015
If you were foolish enough, it would be easy to miscast Bill Lowery, a well-dressed, fresh-faced Realtor whose office is tucked away in Fairlawn between West Market and Sand Run. It would be easy to...

Books of Their Own Spark a Love for Learning

Jun 09, 2015
Each day, Nevan and his sister Bekah run to the window when they hear the mail truck and then to the mailbox to see if they have received a new book.   “They absolutely love reading and when we get...

Student One Step Closer to Goal of Becoming a Lawyer

Jun 08, 2015
Kerry has yet to graduate from high school, but he’s already completed an internship in a law office, which puts him one step closer to his goal of becoming a lawyer. The Firestone High School senior...

Bridges Summit County Helps Hardworking Mom Get on the Road to Financial Stability

Jun 08, 2015
Rebecca is pleased to be considered a role model and advocate for people living in poverty. As an Americorps VISTA working in support of Bridges Summit County, Rebecca connects residents of public...