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United Way
of Summit County


         September 29, 2016  


iC.A.R.E. Joins United Way Family of Programs

Last month, United Way welcomed iC.A.R.E. Mentoring into its family of programs and initiatives. iC.A.R.E. trains corporate and individual volunteers to provide in-school mentoring to students of all ages in Akron Public Schools. The results are often striking – absenteeism rates drop by as much as 50 percent for students involved in in-school mentoring. Learn more >

Return on Investment: How United Way Multiplies Donor Contributions - Part 1

United Way treats the generous contributions of its donors as what they are – investments in the health and success of the people of Summit County. Learn more about how United Way leverages each donation for maximum return on investment by reading the latest blog post by our president and chief executive officer, Jim Mullen. >

Volunteer for Read to Me Day on November 3rd

30 percent of Akron Public School third graders do not read at grade level – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Even one hour of being read to can help children discover a love for books that will help them succeed in school for years to come. Volunteer to read aloud to children in an Akron Public School classroom. >

Crain’s: United Way Goes From Donation Broker
to Changemaker

For United Way, becoming a greater force for good in Akron means asking different questions – not “how much money can we raise?” but rather, “how can we ensure that that money makes a difference?” Learn more about our answer in this article from Crain’s Cleveland Business. >

Fill out our Survey for a Chance to Win!

We want to know what you think about United Way. If you haven’t already, please help us serve our community by completing our brief survey by October 4, 2016 and you could win one of several prizes – from gift cards to car care products – courtesy of our generous corporate partners. Take the survey now >

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90 North Prospect St. | Akron, OH  44304-1273 | 330.762.7601 |