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Summit County Children Services’ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) Announces 2016 “Duvall Award” and “Champions for Children” Winners




Summit County Children Services’ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) recently hosted its 7th Annual Community Appreciation Breakfast to recognize and thank volunteers, businesses, organizations and community leaders – as well as families served by the agency – for their support of children and families.

The Duvall Awards, established in 2008 through a partnership of Summit County Children Services, the Akron Police Department and Akron Children’s Hospital, honor the memory of the late Lt. John “Ed” Duvall, Jr. – who, while with the Akron Police Department, was both relentless in his investigations of child abuse cases and deeply committed to speaking out about child abuse prevention. Continue reading

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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