Monthly Archives: March 2016

Love Akron Connects Local Leaders in Prayer


Monthly breakfasts support various
sectors of the marketplace

By Lyndsey Schley


The Love Akron Network hosts Love Akron Connect on the last Wednesday of every month. These prayer breakfasts bring communities members together to support each other.

Each breakfast is held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron and focuses on a different sector of the marketplace. In February, the focus was healthcare.  Love Akron invited employees from various healthcare-related organizations in the Akron area.
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Akron Community Foundation approves $2.7 million in education grants


Akron Community Foundation recently announced grants totaling $2,724,593, including $2,187,193 from designated, donor-advised, agency endowment and scholarship funds, and $537,400 in competitive education and early learning grants awarded by its Community Investment Committee.

Nearly all competitive funding went to organizations aligned with Summit Education Initiative’s Cradle to Career continuum, which focuses on key transition points throughout a student’s life, beginning with early learning and kindergarten readiness and culminating in high school graduation, college/career readiness and living-wage employment.

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