Info Line is making it easier for Summit County residents to find and access basic needs assistance by adding texting capability to its 2-1-1 information service. 2-1-1 OnDemand allows people to receive referrals for food and utility assistance via text so they don’t have to use valuable phone minutes. The service also helps free up Info Line’s 2-1-1 staff so they can spend time answering phone calls that are more in-depth.
Posted in Charity, Community, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Poverty
Tagged 2-1-1, Assistance, Food, Help, Info-Line, OnDemand, Residents, Resources, Richard Stahl, Services, Summit County, Tanya Kahl, United Way of Summit County, unlimited texting, Utilities
Helping Men Become Better Fathers
The joint mission of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) and the National Fatherhood Initiative is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
The research shows …
Infants of highly involved fathers are more cognitively competent at 6 months and score higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.
School-aged children of involved fathers are also better academic achievers. They are more likely to get A’s, have better quantitative and verbal skills.
Children of involved fathers are more likely to enjoy school, have better attitudes toward school, participate in extracurricular activities, and graduate They are also less likely to fail a grade, have poor attendance, or have behavior problems at school.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Children, Community, Education, Family, Fatherhood, Fathers and sons, men, Public Children Services Association of Ohio’s, Summit County Fatherhood Initiative, United Way
Courtesy Of Leadership Akron
Story by Debbie McKinney
Jon Fiume, Mustard Seed Market COO and
Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens gained a leader with a life-long passion for ingenuity in Linda Conrad, President and Executive Director since 2009. Linda shared her vast experience and expertise in team building at December’s Leadership on Main.