East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (EANDC) StormWaterColors project proposal is one of 70 finalists for ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).
ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making EANDC’s project one of just 7 percent of the projects across the country to make this cut.
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Tagged agriculture, akron arts, ArtPlace America, Community, Community Development, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s, economic development, Education, Environment, Food, Neighborhood, Placemaking, StormWaterColors, Youth
As OPEN M (Opportunity for People Everywhere in Need Ministry) bids a fond farewell to Dottie Achmoody upon her retirement from her role as CEO on March 31, we look back at her extraordinary accomplishments and the impact she has had not just at OPEN M but on the greater Akron community.
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Tagged Akron, Bridges Out of Poverty, Child Care, Community, Community Works Connection, Dottie Achmoody, Education, Food Pantry, Free Clinic, Kindergarten Readiness, Ministry, OPEN M, Summit County Ohio
Story by Lyndsey Schley
Growing community organization plans to expand efforts with community support
Akron Snow Angels is a non-profit that has been providing the homeless with warm clothes and necessities throughout the winter since 2015.
The organization also aims to teach community members compassion for the homeless by offering opportunities to interact with them, Founder Erin Victor said.
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.
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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
With sadness we mark the passing of Darwin Kelsey, the architect of the Cuyahoga Valley Conservancy. In his honor we are rerunning from our archives the story on the Conservancy based largely on interviewing Darwin.
Story by Katie Sobiech
The policy produced by the Summit County Food Policy Coalition calls for two measurable action items:
1) eliminate food deserts in Summit County,
2) preserve farmland within Summit County.
We reported on efforts to identify and measure food deserts in our story from January 10th, 2014.
We investigated one very successful effort to preserve farm land.
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Tagged agriculture, Community, Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy, Darwin Kelsey, Education, environmental health, Farmland, Food, food deserts, Gardening, Hale Farm and Village, Howe Meadow Farmer’s Markets, Local Farmers, National Park Service, Summit County, Summit County Food Policy Coalition, sustainable food, urbanization