See the latest updates on the impact that United Way of Summit & Medina has on our community.

Become a United Way Advocate and Be a Hero in Your Community

Do you wish you could change the world? Are you a passionate community supporter looking for ways to turn your fire into tangible good? Have you become frustrated with how to support the community you love because you feel alone in the fight for social justice? United...

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How Youth United Builds Social Capital & Youth Success

At United Way, youth success is everyone’s success. We’re focused on building a better ecosystem that breaks down the barriers to lasting solutions for a brighter future — and young people are the architects of that future. Youth...

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United Way Housing Assistance: Find Your Way Home

A stable home is the most basic of necessities. But many people in our community live in uncertainty — about how to pay the rent, how to fight back against unlawful eviction or how to simply find a safe place to sleep. Homelessness or unsafe housing situations can...

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United Way’s Financial Empowerment and Coaching Programs

Nearly everyone worries about money at some point. Whether you’re struggling to pay monthly bills, feeling buried by debt or dealing with unexpected expenses, the stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. And it often seems like you’ve got to figure it all out on your...

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Getting Ready For Back to School With United Way

Summer goes by so fast! It can be difficult to think about getting kids ready for school when you’re still enjoying long, sunny days of outdoor fun and relaxation. But a “getting ready” period is crucial to making the back-to-school experience as smooth and stress...

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Benefits of Early Literacy: Why Read to Your Baby?

Every baby is a little bundle of possibilities. One of the best ways to ensure your little one is set up to reach their full potential is to read to them every day. And there’s no such thing as an early reading age limit! Even newborns can reap the benefits from early...

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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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