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About United Way of Summit & Medina

Local. Innovative. Relationship-driven

United Way of Summit & Medina is changing the way our community tackles complex challenges. We seek out root causes and build connections that make an overwhelming system easier to navigate. We find out why people are struggling and walk side by side with them, making sure they get the help they need.

We’re working to create a system that empowers people to achieve lasting success through education, financial stability and healthy lives.

Get Connected

We’re building a better future for our community. Tell us how we can best connect you:

I Need Help

Trained United Way of Summit & Medina staff are ready to assist you 24/7. From the first call to the first appointment to achieving lasting stability – we are here every step of the way.

I'm Ready To Give

When you give to United Way of Summit & Medina, your money stays in our community, powering direct services that break down barriers to people getting the help they need.

I want to volunteer

Our volunteers give their time and talent to help ensure the success of our services. Get involved today and start helping your community in hands-on ways.

Committed to change

Bold goals by 2028

United Way of Summit & Medina is building an ecosystem of services that meets the needs of people within our community and creates a pathway to long-term success. Learn more about our vision for the future.

Bold Goal 1:

Ready for success

65% of APS third graders reading at or above grade level

Bold Goal 2:

Youth success

90% of APS high schoolers graduating in 4 years, with 60% college/career ready

60% of Akron youth employed or active in extracurriculars

Bold Goal 3:

Financial empowerment

Financially empower 11,000 people in Summit County and 2,500 people in Medina County

Bold Goal 4:

Health equity

Reduce the Black infant mortality rate in Summit County to 6 per 1,000 live births

Building a new ecosystem

Our system puts people at the center. We break down the barriers that prevent our neighbors from getting help by working in, with and for our community to build lasting solutions.

Upcoming Events


Featured Event

Stuff The Bus Medina

Thursday, August 1

Having the necessary supplies is essential for success in the classroom. But for many local families – some of which live paycheck-to-paycheck –  the growing cost of school supplies can be a serious financial strain.

Stuff the Bus Medina brings volunteers together to collect, sort and distribute supplies to Medina County students, so that kids have what they need to be successful in the classroom. In 2023, we packed 500 backpacks. Help us get to 600 in 2024!

In our community. With our community. For our community.

Invest where it matters

Your donation directly benefits the people of Summit and Medina counties.