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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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3 Ways We’re Doing Things Differently

At United Way of Summit & Medina, we make it a point to do things differently. Different than other United Ways, different than before. We’re community focused, results-driven and here to create lasting, systemic change. So what exactly makes us so...

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Bringing Housing Support to Where It’s Needed Most

Northeast Ohio is no stranger to the harsh cold of mid-winter. But for the many Summit and Medina County residents struggling with homelessness and housing insecurity, January and February are some of the toughest and most dangerous times of the year. United Way of...

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