News & Updates

Sixth annual Summit For Kids was Saturday, August 15

Aug 04, 2015
United Way is proud to be fiscal sponsor for Summit for Kids! Sponsored by the Summit on Children Task Force, this annual event brought together groups from schools, health care, government and a...

CATCH launches kids toward healthier lifestyles

Jul 14, 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...

The Power of the Purse Luncheon 2015

Jul 07, 2015
United Way Women's Leadership Council's annual Power of the Purse Luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quaker Station in Downtown Akron. The luncheon drew a crowd of nearly...

Fatherhood Initiative fathers and families take in a game

Jun 22, 2015
More than 100 fathers who benefit from the United Way-supported Summit County Fatherhood Initiative enjoyed a Father's Day Game on Sunday, June 21 with the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park in downtown...

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...