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Time To Step Up: Why I Joined the Tocqueville Society

By James Hardy, senior program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation When I grow up, I want to be Bill Considine. I’ve been saying this for years, and I usually get smiles and nods as if I’m kidding. However, each passing year, I believe in this mantra more and...

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Why volunteer? When action meets compassion, lives change.

By Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro The holiday season is here. And with the season of giving in full swing, it’s a time for reflection and a time for sharing. It’s also a time to take a moment to think about doing good work for good causes. And what better way...

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United Way is Leading on Impact In Our Community

By William H. Considine, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Akron Children’s Hospital If I ask you to picture a leader, what comes to mind? You might think of a CEO, or a president. Perhaps it’s someone you admire from your everyday life – say a coach, a teacher or a...

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Justice for Mr. Jayland Walker

United Way of Summit & Medina grieves in the brutal death of Mr. Jayland Walker, and the impact it has caused on family, friends, and our community. We wait for fair and thorough investigation, review, accountability, and results from the City of Akron and the...

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How Your Dollars Make a Difference In Our Community

At United Way of Summit & Medina we work to ensure that every dollar we receive is leveraged for maximum possible impact. The donations we generate, the benefits to our clients, and the funding our partnerprograms receive all stay in Summit and Medina counties. As...

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Sojourner Truth is remembered by Black women who fight on

By Ashanée Player, United Way of Summit & Medina’s manager for diversity, equity and inclusion. Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman.” To be a Black woman, you must be strong. Resilient. Unbothered. The...

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