News & Updates

211: Helping our community does not have to be a guessing game

Feb 22, 2022
In 2020, one in five people calling for help from United Way’s 211 had children in their home. In 2021, that number grew to one in three. Currently, one in four people calling 211 is a senior...

United Way of Summit & Medina releases new calendar of volunteer events for 2022

Jan 28, 2022
United Way of Summit & Medina today announced the release of its new engagement calendar for 2022. Available online at, the calendar lists more than a dozen volunteer and...

Bringing Housing Support to Where It’s Needed Most

Jan 20, 2022
Northeast Ohio is no stranger to the harsh cold of mid-winter. But for the many Summit and Medina County residents struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity, January and February are some...

College Now Greater Cleveland Opens New Educational Opportunity HUB in Summit County

Dec 10, 2021
College Now Greater Cleveland and United Way of Summit & Medina (UWSM) will open a new Educational Opportunity HUB to house College Now services in Summit County this week. Located in United Way’...

KeyBank Makes $150,000 Investment in United Way of Summit & Medina To Benefit Akron Public Schools

Dec 01, 2021
Grant provides support for the Family Resource Center and wraparound services at Robinson CLC The KeyBank Foundation is providing a $150,000 grant to United Way of Summit & Medina. The grant will...

The University of Akron Renews Sister University Agreement with Akron Public Schools

Oct 12, 2021
Agreement extends commitment at Akron Early College, Ellet CLC, and NIHF STEM Akron Public Schools (APS) announced yesterday a three-year renewal of the sister university agreement between The...