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.

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Graduates Teach Inner City Kids About Gardening

Prepare, Cultivate. Nurture. Grow. Each of these words could refer to tending a garden, or encouraging healthy habits in kids. In inner-city Akron, Eden’s Blessing is a group doing both. In 2013,...

Brian Thomas: Leadership Society

At first, Brian Thomas, president and CEO of AAA Akron Auto Club, eased into his increasing involvement with various nonprofit organizations, including United Way of Summit County. “The emerging...

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