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Happy 20th Anniversary, Love Akron!

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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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Inner City Ministry Makes Courageous Moves to Improve Neighborhood Part One

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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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New Permanent Supportive Housing Opens in Akron (Part 2)

By: Katie Sobiech

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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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Akron Digital Academy, not your grandmother’s school

By Dorothy Markulis

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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.”
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By: Katie Sobiech July 30th was a beautiful day where more than 200 people gathered for the grand opening of The Commons at Madeline Park. This new Permanent Supportive Housing facility holds apartments for 60 individuals who were once homeless, … Continue reading