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How Donating to United Way Helps Provide Local Support

United Way of Summit & Medina does things differently. We envision a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives. Through our direct services, innovative ecosystem, and bold...

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Statement Following Grand Jury Decision

We receive the news of the grand jury’s decision to issue no indictments with heavy hearts, as no outcome or decision creates peace, true equity, or brings back the life of Jayland Walker. Our hearts are with the Walker family, who are being forced to navigate a very...

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The Importance of Career Readiness & Preparation

The first step to lasting employment is career readiness. Before you start searching for a job, it’s important that you have the baseline skills needed for interviewing for, securing, and maining meaningful employment. These skills include a variety of practices, such...

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Using Tax Services to Prepare Your Taxes for 2022

As if Northeast Ohio’s weather in February and March isn’t bad enough, it’s also when you’re thinking about getting your taxes figured out! We know, we know – tax season isn’t fun for anyone. And while you do have until mid-April to file your taxes, we don’t suggest...

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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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How 211 Helps Connect Services to Families

When you find yourself in a crisis, the last thing you want to do is dig through a mountain of resources to get the help you need. United Way of Summit & Medina’s 211 Helpline helps people throughout our community connect with local resources when they don’t know...

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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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