News & Updates

2nd Annual “Stuff the Bus” Event Was a Big Success!

Oct 13, 2015
On September 13, a big yellow school bus pulled into Lock 3 in downtown Akron during the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron. United Way’s second annual Stuff the Bus community engagement event...

Leadership Akron, United Way launch retooled program, Diversity on Board, to train minority board members

Sep 25, 2015
Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on By Betty Lin-Fisher Beacon Journal business writer A program to recruit and train minority leaders to serve on nonprofit boards was rolled out...

200 backpacks donated to United Way’s Stuff the Bus

Sep 16, 2015
A little more than a year ago, Ashok Babu Kolla moved to Summit County from California to work for GOJO Industries as a SAP Center of Excellence/ VISTEX Consultant. He was looking for a way to become...

Arts2Youth helps prevent summer learning ‘slide’

Sep 15, 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...

Inside Business Magazine, United Way honor 2015 Pinnacle Award winners

Sep 11, 2015
Inside Business Magazine and United Way of Summit County honored individuals and organizations across Summit County with the Pinnacle Awards at a breakfast today at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn. The...

United Way seeks LOIs for Development and Priority Funds

Sep 10, 2015
United Way of Summit County is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for its Development and Priorities Funds. LOIs are being accepted for these funds until 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 from...