Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood will undergo a two-day transformation Sept. 1 and 2 as it hosts Better Block, a neighborhood engagement effort in which residents will reshape and reactivate their community’s built environment.
Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance will host a kickoff meeting May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre at 1000 Kenmore Boulevard. Residents, business and property owners, and other stakeholders are invited to share their ideas for the business district. More information about the kickoff event is available at www.facebook.com/AkronBetterBlock.
Posted in Community, Neighborhoods
Tagged Akron, Better Block, community support, David Hoppe, Jason Roberts, Jason Segedy, Kenmore, Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, Neighborhoods, urban design
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.
Posted in Charity, Community, Education, Food, Health, Neighborhoods, Poverty, Youth
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
The crowd listening to the presentations
The Akron Community Foundation (ACF) hosted a community issues session on how schools and non-profits work together to improve education Wednesday, January 25.
The foundation hosts a similar session each quarter to highlight organizations within their target areas, said Teresa LeGrair, director of Community Investment at the Akron Community Foundation. This quarter the focus is on education.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged after school programs, Akron, Akron Community Foundation (ACF), Akron non-profit, Akron Public Schools, Carla Sibley, Community, Dawn Glenny, Education, Families, Global Ties Akron, Greenleaf Family Center, Jacqueline Silas-Butler, James Harris, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, keep kids engaged, Michael Gaffney, Michelle Wilson, or SPARK, Parents, Project GRAD, Students, Supporting Partners to Assure Ready Kids, Teresa LeGrair
Story by Lyndsey Schley
Volunteer Marissa Dove drove up to the North Hill house on a rainy morning. She volunteers with World Relief Akron, a local refugee agency, and had stopped to pick up a Bhutanese-Nepali family that had just arrived in the United States a few days prior.
The father, mother and two young boys were running late, like so many families with young kids. The youngest was crying. He had gotten sick overnight. They climbed into the SUV and Dove helped get him into the car seat. His mother rubbed his legs to comfort him as they drove downtown.
Posted in Community, Housing, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged 90-day Resettlement Process, Akron, Bhutanese, Children, Churches, Community, Culture, Evangelical, Family, Good Neighbor, International, International Organization for Migration, Kara Ulmer, nepali, North Hill, refugee, United Nations, Volunteers, World Relief Akron
State law requires that preschools and day care centers have a person trained in child abuse recognition and prevention on staff at all times. To help area child care providers fulfill this requirement, Summit County Children Services (SCCS) is once again offering area child care employees free trainings in child abuse and neglect recognition and prevention.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron Neighborhoods, akron nonprofits, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect, Children, Free Training, Lisa Hamilton-Green, Neglect, Summit County, Summit County Children Services, SummitKids.org, Workshops