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Carson Barnes “make Akron – particularly Summit Lake – a better place.”

Carson Barnes

Story by Scott Myers

Last week I met with Michael Starks and a good friend of his, late morning at Angel Falls. We met to talk about the Board for Michael’s organization SLAAP (Start Living and Acting Positive), which I describe as a non-residential re-entry program.

Since it was a very nice day we sat outside.

While we were talking I heard someone playing the saxophone just up the street.  I was so focused on our conversation about what SLAAP does and how its Board could function that I couldn’t pay much attention to the music.

Our conversation ended when Michael’s friend needed to leave for another engagement. As Michael and I sat enjoying the sunshine, the saxophone player also took a break and wandered over to our table.  No surprise, he and Michael are long-time friends.  Michael introduced me to Carson.  When the topic of our earlier conversation came up Carson said he knows and loves what Michael does, and that he would love to play at a fundraiser for SLAAP.

Later when I left, I passed Carson playing on the bench in front of the apartments.  As we talked he told me about all of the community improvement initiatives he has worked on all across town and how many new ideas he has to make Akron – particularly Summit Lake – a better place.  I asked if I could take his picture.  He said, “Sure,” and started to play his horn.  I said no, let’s just keep talking.

Carson Barnes.  Musician.  Community builder.

CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County – SEI

Class Act Scholars of Summit County

 

The CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County is a program that combines the CLassroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) with free coaching, mentoring and professional development for an exclusive group of 20 early educators working in Summit County preschools. Chosen for their commitment to furthering their own professional development, this selective group of preschool teachers represents a wide range of preschool settings in Summit County.

Apply Now! CLASS Act Scholars Class 3

Summit Education Initiative is happy to announce that our CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County application is now open! We are very excited to begin working with the third class of scholars later this year. If you are a Summit County preschool teacher interested in joining the CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County Class 3 (2019 – 2020), submit your application at the link below!

APPLY HERE

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 14.

Additional Information

Click on the links below if you are interested in learning more about the CLASS Act Scholars program or application process:

Find stories about the CLASS Act Scholars at this link.

For more information go to: seisummit.org

 

Holiday Concert Raises Donations for Foster Children, Emphasizes Need for Foster and Adoptive Parents

 

Robin Swoboda and Renee Welsch

Summit County residents welcomed the holiday season with “An Evening of Christmas Inspiration” holiday concert, which resulted in a donation of over 100 new toys for the Summit County Children Services (SCCS) Toy Room.

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Project Rise hosts 11th Annual Harvest Dinner for Local Families Experiencing Homelessness

 

This November, Project Rise and Kenmore-Garfield High School hosted the 11th Annual Project Rise Harvest Dinner for the students and families experiencing homelessness. The Harvest Dinner gives these families and youth the opportunity to celebrate this festive time of year with food, fun and friendship. The evening included arts and literacy activities, parent-child activities, Thanksgiving dinner, giveaways, and entertainment. Altogether, around 125 attendees enjoyed the special evening!

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Project Rise and Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Host Annual Soul Food Dinner for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Interns Project Rise

Craft Project Planned and Implemented
by the Project Rise Interns.

 

On February 26th, the annual Project Rise Parent RISE-ing Soul food dinner was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, serving students and families experiencing homelessness. For the past 8 years, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church has graciously hosted the event for families served by Project Rise.

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