Monthly Archives: April 2016

Suburban and Rural Poor Stranded by Poor Transportation

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AMHA partners to bring services
to Twinsburg community

Story by Lyndsey Schley


Pinewood gardens is an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Community in Twinsburg, OH. As the most northern AMHA community, the residents face different challenges than residents around the county.

The main challenge for the residents is transportation. Kellie Morehouse, Early Childhood Initiative Service Coordinator at AMHA, works with the residents at the community and said many of the families do not have cars, driver licenses or gas money. This problem affects many facets of the residents’ lives.

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Story By Dorothy Markulis


If life is a little boring and things have become a little too ho hum, and you want to see children succeed, have we got a project for you.

The Weaver Sports Booster Club is looking for volunteers and financial support.

This small group of tireless workers wants to share with you the joy of giving to those with developmental disabilities.

“If you have a heart for children, then we need you,” said , president of the Weaver Sports Club.

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Portland community leader shares placemaking with Akron


GAINS hosts meeting on ways and places to bring people together in the community

By Lyndsey Schley

Mark Lakeman, founder of Portland City Repair, saw a lack of communal meeting places in his community. Now his city has made changes in their infrastructure to bring community members together.

Lakeman brought his knowledge of placemaking to the March 9 meeting of The Great Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability, or GAINS, hosted in the Summit Artspace in collaboration with Big Love Fest.

GAINS is a volunteer organization that promotes sustainability in the Greater Akron area, while Big Love Fest is an event that celebrates culture, art and music in the Akron community.

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