LIVE UNITED Stories

In Summit County, every day, people make the decision to be part of positive change – whether it’s overcoming personal adversity, or by being a champion for a better community. Here are just a few stories of people working in our community to advance the common good.

Mark Krohn: Advocate for the Common Good

Mark Krohn has for many years felt committed to ending poverty and resolving issues around education and health. Having battled systemic poverty through the charter school company he ran, Mark...

Mentoring Program Inspires and Cultivates Young Women

When Kristen moved recently to Summit County, she was looking for ways to connect with her new community. Through United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Program she found that connection....

Reentry Network Offers Hope for the Future

Judy is one busy lady. Her days are filled with job interviews, volunteering and applications to colleges to complete her degree in criminal justice. Her ultimate goal is to attend law school and...

Paul Hardy: Dorothy O. Jackson Society

It didn’t take long for Paul Hardy to realize how important United Way is to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In fact, that happened shortly after he arrived as an engineer 37 years ago. In...

Summit County Fatherhood Initiative Creates Stronger Families

Troy is committed to helping his 11-year old son Xavier with his homework. And, even though he works a full-time job now, Troy attends nearly all of Xavier’s football practices and games. He is proud...

Michele Cerminaro: Women’s Leadership Council

As a member of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), Michele Cerminaro is able to exercise her commitment to something she’s long enjoyed: mentoring young professional women. Through the WLC...

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