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Volunteers build playground in North Hill’s Suddieth Park

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More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, United Way of Summit County, the city of Akron organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Akron community will join forces on Saturday, June 18, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Suddieth Park in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood.

The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in April.

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Project Shine

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Story by Mark Ford

 

Many negative things have been written about today’s youth- how they are self-(or selfie) centered and lazy.  In today’s blog, though, we’d like to share a different side of local teens as they serve with one of our partner ministries, Project Shine.

Project Shine’s mission is “to connect individuals to Christ through basic home improvement and ministry in our communities, while spiritually investing in our participants.”  Area youth commit to serve for a week (late afternoon Sunday through Friday evening) where they are challenged both physically in their work teams, as well as, spiritually during daily devotions and praise and worship times.

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Suburban and Rural Poor Stranded – Overcoming Difficulties Accessing Healthcare and Food

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AMHA partners to bring services
to Twinsburg community Part 2

Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Vaccines and WIC aim to keep babies healthy

Women, men and young children came and went from the impromptu waiting room outside the WIC Clinic at Pinewood Gardens April 30th. Children played with a bead maze while their guardians filled out forms.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides services for pregnant women, recent mothers and children up to the age of five. These services include a food program, health care referrals and nutritional education.

The clinic was formed three months ago, after AMHA realized community members were traveling to Akron for their WIC appointments, Morehouse said. Macedonia was closer, but it was not on the bus line.

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GradNation Summit brings kids and education professionals together – Part 2

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7.

Local student tells story of seeking education after dropping out

University of Akron Graduate Assistant David Delgado did not have the easiest upbringing in Wooster. He was one of six children his single mother was raising while putting herself through college and working a full-time job. Lack of money caused a lot of stress in the household and they often had to choose which utility to keep on.

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GradNation Summit brings kids and education professionals together

Speech by author Wes Moore kicks off events

Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

 

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Summit Education Initiative’s GradNation Community Summit brought more than 400 students, education professionals and community members to Quaker Station in Akron on Jan. 7th.

 

The GradNation Summit, focusing on the idea of making choices and not consequences, was organized to bring together teachers and students to discuss how to improve high school graduation rates.

 

“We’re thrilled to be able to host over 140 Akron Public Schools students representing every high school,” Summit Education Initiative Executive Derran Wimer said. “We believe at the Summit Education Initiative that hearing the student voice and understanding the students’ perspective is very important for us to help them be successful. I would encourage you as we go through the day to please fully engage with each other, because we have a lot to learn from the students and the students can maybe learn some new things from us.”

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