United Way of Summit County

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Akron families have a new way to get help with finances and access to food. United Way has opened a Family Resource Center at Robinson Community Learning Center on the east side.

The resource center will operate out of the school with a full time representative meeting with families and community members to help connect them to resources.

United Way president Jim Mullen says they want to be as accessible as possible.

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Summit County’s first Financial Empowerment Center is now open in Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood. The center will provide free, ongoing financial counseling to any individual in the county regardless of income.

United Way of Summit County President Jim Mullen says counselors have laid out a plan to track their success.

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Akron Public Schools is going to benefit from a half million-dollar grant to better focus educational and support services for its students.

Key Bank is giving the grant to United Way of Summit County to coordinate the programs for the East Community Learning Center and the schools that feed into it. These include providing wraparound services for non-academic issues at elementary schools and creating a new financial technology learning lab at East CLC.

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Feb. 13:

An Akron non-profit has been awarded a $75,000 United Way of Summit County Bold Goals grant to help prepare students for the future.

Jobs for Ohio Graduates plans to use the grant to assist Bold Goal number 2, which aims at 90 percent of Akron public high school students to have a 60 percent college and career readiness rate by 2025.

Executive Director Chris Canova says the grant provides room for growth and opportunity.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Jan. 29:

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Akron’s first financial empowerment center is due to open in February.

United Way of Summit County, the City of Akron and Huntington Bank are partnering to create the center, which will be in Kenmore.

Adrienne Bradley is the director of Financial Empowerment of United Way of Summit County. She says there’s a high need for financial assistance in Kenmore.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 2nd:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, October 13th:

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A new report by United Way finds 40 percent of Summit County households cannot afford basic life essentials like food and housing.

According to the same report, more than half of Akron households cannot afford necessities.

Those families earn more than the official poverty level but less than the cost of living for the community.

Summit County's United Way Plots its New Course

Apr 19, 2016

United Way of Summit County is looking to change history -- both Summit County’s and its own.

The non-profit is going from coordinating the county-wide appeal for charitable giving, to running non-profit programs itself.