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Creating a Welcoming New Home
Creating a Welcoming New Home
Local nonprofits help resettled residents through partnerships, philanthropy When the United States pulled out of a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan this summer, it triggered a humanitarian crisis that displaced more than 550,000 Afghans, nearly 1,000 of...
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A Continuum of Services
A Continuum of Services
How three local leaders in education and their organizations are working together to improve outcomes Atop Akron’s North Hill, in one of the school district’s oldest buildings, a new and innovative education model is taking root. High school students at...
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Journalism program builds skills, confidence in students
Journalism program builds skills, confidence in students
The BEAT (Brunswick Educational Access Television) Video Program is a unique backpack journalism program run by an ambitious group of young people. Backpack journalism is an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to be a reporter, photographer...
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Grant helps African-American girls reduce anxiety
Grant helps African-American girls reduce anxiety
By Stephanie L. LangguthAssistant Director of Advancement CommunicationsKent State University Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million U.S. adults age 18 and older – 18 percent of the U.S. population....
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Downtown Akron ties trails together with new Towpath signs
Downtown Akron ties trails together with new Towpath signs
By: Akronist staff Downtown Akron has gained a greater connection to the world class amenity running through its backyard – the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Through support from Akron Community Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight...
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Gay Games 9 provides international catalyst for change
Gay Games 9 provides international catalyst for change
By Thom Callahan, Akronist contributor The streets of Akron and Cleveland set an international stage in Northeast Ohio in August 2014 when visitors, athletes and allies from around the globe arrived for Gay Games 9. "We’re a relatively small community, so...
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