News & Updates

Bridges "Getting Ahead" graduate discovers her full potential

Oct 30, 2015
Ana Paula dreamed big and worked hard to get where she is today. She has a good job, owns her own home and is providing a great life for her children. Ana was able to overcome poverty by taking...

Mini farmers markets bring healthy food to low-income neighborhoods

Oct 30, 2015
United Way donor investments are supporting mini-farmers markets in low-income “food desert” neighborhoods. Here, residents can use their SNAP and EBT benefits (food stamps) to purchase all foods for...

Arts2Youth helps prevent summer learning ‘slide’

Oct 30, 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...

Bridges Summit County to offer trainer certification seminars

Oct 22, 2015
Monday, November 16 – Wednesday November 18, 2015 Join the collective effort to break the cycle of generational poverty in our community. Become a Certified Bridges Trainer. Bridges Trainer...

United Way adopts new plan to show donors how their money helps the community

Oct 22, 2015
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on Ohio.com By Colette Jenkins Beacon Journal staff writer United Way of Summit County is on a mission to help donors follow the dollars that they...

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...

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