Summit County Children Services, with support of its Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC), recently hosted the 8th Annual Community Appreciation Breakfast to recognize and thank volunteers, businesses, organizations and community leaders for their support of Summit County Children Services and the children and families in Summit County. The slogan for this year’s Child and Family Awareness Month was “A Family is the Sunshine in My Day.”
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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
Growing community organization plans to expand efforts with community support
Akron Snow Angels is a non-profit that has been providing the homeless with warm clothes and necessities throughout the winter since 2015.
The organization also aims to teach community members compassion for the homeless by offering opportunities to interact with them, Founder Erin Victor said.
Helping Men Become Better Fathers
The joint mission of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) and the National Fatherhood Initiative is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
The research shows …
Infants of highly involved fathers are more cognitively competent at 6 months and score higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.
School-aged children of involved fathers are also better academic achievers. They are more likely to get A’s, have better quantitative and verbal skills.
Children of involved fathers are more likely to enjoy school, have better attitudes toward school, participate in extracurricular activities, and graduate They are also less likely to fail a grade, have poor attendance, or have behavior problems at school.
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Tagged Children, Community, Education, Family, Fatherhood, Fathers and sons, men, Public Children Services Association of Ohio’s, Summit County Fatherhood Initiative, United Way
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