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United Way
of Summit County

          SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
United Way Announces Senior Leadership Team

United Way has announced its senior leadership team under Jim Mullen, new President and CEO. All members of the team are United Way veteran professionals, with at least three years of individual experience and, along with Mullen, collectively boasting more than 30 years of experience in the United Way system. "United Way’s senior leadership team is comprised of highly creative, productive and accomplished professionals with a shared commitment to our donors and our community," said Mullen. More

Read to Me Day is November 5th

Before you curl up with your favorite magazine or a new book, remember how you learned to read and consider paying it forward to a young reader. Volunteers are needed to read to students in grades pre-K through 6 Akron Public School classrooms on November 5th. A collaboration between United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools, Read to Me Day aims to help Pre-K through sixth grade students develop the literacy skills they need to become lifelong learners. More

OMNOVA Solutions Celebrates at the Akron Zoo

City of Akron Kicks off Campaign with Outdoor Luncheons

UPS Continues More Than 30 Years of Support to United Way

Arts2Youth Helps Prevent Summer Learning “Slide”

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 at Mason Community Learning Center during the summer free lunch program. A growing body of research shows a positive correlation between involvement in the arts and academic achievement. While helping keep kid’s brains active during summer down time, the Arts2Youth pilot program also provided opportunities kids wouldn't have otherwise. More

200 Backpacks Donated to “Stuff the Bus”

Just a year ago, Ashok Babu Kolla moved to Summit County from California to work for GOJO Industries. He was looking for a way to become involved in his new community. United Way’s Young Leaders Society “Stuff the Bus” volunteer project was just what he was looking for. While in California, Ashok donated 200 backpacks every year to the local schools there. Stuff the Bus offered him an opportunity to continue his tradition here. More

Janet Jackson and Robert DeJournett
Event to Feature President and CEO of
United Way of Central Ohio

The “Power of Giving,” the signature event of United Way’s Dorothy O. Jackson Society, will be held 5:30 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 12 at the Akron Urban League. Janet Jackson, President and CEO of United Way of Central Ohio, will be keynote speaker. Ms. Jackson was a valuable advisor to United Way when the Society formed almost ten years ago. Robert DeJournett, Director of Community Relations and Diversity for Summa Health Systems, will be the recipient of the Community Leader Award. More

Pinnacle Award Winners Honored

Inside Business Magazine and United Way honored individuals and organizations across Summit County with the Pinnacle Awards on September 11. Main Street Gourmet CEO Steven Marks received the Lisle M. Buckingham Leadership Award. Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals Judge Carla Moore received the John F. Seiberling Award for Excellence in Elected Public Service. Lashawrida Fellows of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, received the Andrea R. Teodosio Rising Star Award. Private, Public and nonprofit organizations were also recognized. More

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