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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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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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