How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes
a Sojourn Theater production
at Cleveland Public Theater
By Scott Myers
Alejandro Tey in the Regional Premiere. Photo Brud Giles
Field Trip Report
So many cool things happen in Cleveland that we in Akron could tap into to our benefit, but somehow that 40 minute drive up 77 seems overwhelming. Gina Burk instigated an Akron contingent – Stephenie Leonardi (aka Leo) with Summit Lake Build Corp, Beth Vild with Big Love, and myself – to visit a performance at Cleveland Public Theater Saturday evening, January 27th. Here’s what we found:
Cleveland Public Theater (CPT) is like the older sibling to the Balch Street Theater in Akron. Both produce and stage theater events that speak to our times and places.
Posted in Charity, Community, Poverty
Tagged Akron, Balch Street Theater, Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theater, Daily Needs, Direct Aid, Education, How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes, Making Opportunities, Poverty, Sojourn Theater, The History of Poverty America, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Story Courtesy of Cleveland.com
This Sunday, families in two area neighborhoods will awaken to the rumbling of 14 semi-trucks as they roll in loaded down with brand-spanking-new bikes.
Posted in Charity, Community, Neighborhoods, Poverty, Youth
Tagged Akron, bicycling community, Children, Christmas present, Elves & More, Huffy bike, Kids, Neighborhoods, new bikes, Northeast Ohio, Stark and Cuyahoga countie, Summit County, Volunteers
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
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) is a community-based drug overdose prevention and education project. Participants receive training on recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose, distinguishing between different types of overdose, performing rescue breathing, calling emergency medical services and administering intranasal Naloxone. The project seeks to provide free training, as well as a kit containing the potentially life-saving drug naloxone (aka, Narcan), to combat the serious problem of opioid overdose deaths.
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Tagged Addiction, community-based drug overdose prevention, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board., Education, Heroin, Morphine, Naloxone, Narcan, Ohio Department of Health, Opioids, overdose, prescription medications, Project DAWN, Summit Alcohol, Summit County Opiate Task Force, Summit County Public Health
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