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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
“The judgment-free zone made me feel comfortable and confident. We were able to buy a home, save money and break down debt.”
2023 Report to the Community
Wednesday, April 26 at 11:30 AM at The John S. Knight Center
The annual Report to the Community is our flagship event. Join us for lunch to hear first-hand how our efforts are changing the lives of those who live and work in our community.
News & Updates
United Way of Summit & Medina partners with Harold Varner III to launch Youth United program
United Way of Summit & Medina today announced the launch of Youth United, a new out-of-school-time program for Akron Public Schools students. Created in partnership with Akron native professional golfer Harold Varner III’s HV3 Foundation, the program will connect...
United Way’s 211 empowers local leaders through data
By Kyle Kutuchief, Akron Program Director, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Last fall, I attended an Infrastructure Innovation conference where former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and U.S. Chief Data Scientist Denice Ross were guest speakers. Earlier in her...
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