News & Updates

Seeking neighborhood leaders: Neighborhood Leadership Institute provides tools for community advocates

Jan 05, 2016
Published on The Akronist Program seeks new members, deadline is Jan. 8  Do you have an idea for improving your neighborhood, but need the tools and connections to accomplish this? If so,...

United Way of Summit County Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Dec 17, 2015
United Way of Summit County's (UWSC) sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest...

An evening with our family

Dec 14, 2015
The United Way of Summit County joined Akron Public Schools (APS) by supporting An Evening with Our Family fundraising event held Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio....

United Way's Jim Mullen turns lens to Summit County's challenges

Nov 22, 2015
Published in Crain's Cleveland/Akron   By DAN SHINGLER Editor’s note: This is a recap of the Leadership Akron Alumni group's most recent event from its Leadership on Main series, which offers a...

Jim Mullen: End poverty by first ending hopelessness

Nov 11, 2015
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on This is hopelessness. You didn’t become poor, you were born poor. As were your parents and probably their parents before them. Being poor, you...

CATCH launches kids toward healthier lifestyles

Oct 30, 2015
Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) is a program to prevent childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity. CATCH is a national model that has been used for more than 25...