Robert DeJournett, Director of Community Relations & Diversity, Summa Health Systems and Chairman of the Board for the Love Akron Network, welcomed the nearly 700 people at the 3rd Annual Love Akron Awards breakfast Sept. 30. The event, held at the John S. Knight center, brought together a mix of businessmen and women, nonprofit organizations, ministry leaders and local philanthropic groups, as well as political leaders.
“The theme for this morning is simply, Servant Hearts. These two words capture the essence of Love Akron’s mission,” said The Rev. Dennis Butts, Associate Pastor at The House of the Lord.
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Tagged Akron, Business, Christian, City Transformation, Collaboration, Community, Education, Faith-based, Health, Leaders, Ministries, Northeast Ohio, Philanthropy, Servant Hearts, Summit County Ohio
By: Katie Sobiech
How many people do you know who would leave their comfortable lifestyle, steady job and white picket fence neighborhood to move into, arguably, one of the most dangerous areas in Akron?
A place many wouldn’t even prefer to drive through, let alone live in?
Not many, or even one, right?
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Tagged Akron, Bicycles, Community, Community Development, community garden, Countless ex-offenders, Cycle of poverty, Education, Grassroots Ministry, Homeless, Inner City, Northeast Ohio, recovering addicts, South Street Ministries, Substance abuse, Summit County, Summit Lake Neighborhood, The Front Porch
By: Katie Sobiech
Previously, we shared about the opening of The Commons at Madeline Park, a brand-new, 60 unit, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) facility for the homeless, mentally ill, disabled, and veterans.
According to experts in this area, PSH may be the best new route to go in terms of housing people facing these particular circumstances.
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Tagged Akron, Akron Ohio, Disabilities, Homelessness, Housing, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Info-Line, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Northeast Ohio, Permanent Supportive Housing, Psychological Needs, Residential Services at Community Support Services, Summit County Ohio, The Commons at Madeline Park II, Transitional Housing, Veterans
By Dorothy Markulis
The Akron Digital Academy is not the school of your grandmother’s day. It is a school of today and the future, combining individual learning with technology.
“We are a great example of blending learning,” said the academy’s superintendent and executive director Dr. David Bowlin. “We value academics but we focus on the whole child.”