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.
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Tagged Akron, bicycling community, Children, Christmas present, Elves & More, Huffy bike, Kids, Neighborhoods, new bikes, Northeast Ohio, Stark and Cuyahoga countie, Summit County, Volunteers
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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