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Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Do you know where your next meal is coming from? For thousands of people in Summit County, the answer is no. Now more than ever, families need help putting food on the table, and Akron Community Foundation is stepping up to the plate through grants to...
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Fathers and Sons of Northeast Ohio
Fathers and Sons of Northeast Ohio
Growing up as a young boy in a single-parent home, Donald Lykes lacked a strong father figure. Without a male role model, Lykes said he grew up not knowing how to be a father - or more accurately, a "dad" - and was unprepared for the responsibilities of...
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StoryCorps
StoryCorps
The history of Summit County got a little richer as hundreds of people came to the Akron-Summit County Public Library in downtown Akron to record oral histories of their lives.  With the help of a $20,000 grant from Akron Community Foundation, the...
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Grant aids child victims of sexual abuse
Grant aids child victims of sexual abuse
Making an impact on the lives of women and children in our community is a great responsibility. One of our recent grant recipients, the Children’s Center of Medina County, works every day to make a difference for child victims of abuse and neglect.  Former...
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International Institute of Akron
International Institute of Akron
When Uzbek refugee Bahrom Abdurasulov fled his war-torn country in 2005, he knew re-establishing his life in the United States would be a formidable challenge.  He had limited English skills, no local support system, and very few resources. What he never...
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Hip-Hop Showcase promotes peace, unity
Hip-Hop Showcase promotes peace, unity
Modern hip-hop music often gets a bad rap for encouraging violence. But do a little digging and its roots reveal quite the opposite. "The hip-hop culture was (based on) peace, love, unity and having fun," said Ismail Al-Amin, executive director of Keepers of...
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Cavani String Quartet a hit at Claggett
Cavani String Quartet a hit at Claggett
The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund was very pleased to award a grant to assist Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) in bringing the world-renowned Cavani String Quartet to Claggett Middle School. Students at Claggett Middle School...
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Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Child Guidance & Family Solutions
Believe it or not, preschool isn't all fun and games. A nationwide study by Yale researchers found that preschoolers in state-funded programs are expelled at least three times more often than students in grades kindergarten through 12th combined. Most of...
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Horizon House
Horizon House
Just a few short years ago, Frankie Betancourt was wandering through life. His mother was battling a drug addiction, forcing Frankie and his brother Donni to fend for themselves. "I didn’t have a foundation. I was living house to house, day by day," Frankie...
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Mustard Seed Development Center
Mustard Seed Development Center
Linda was living the American dream. She had a stable job and owned a home, but disaster struck. An injury on the job forced her out of work and onto disability. But the checks ran out, and her injury limited her work prospects. Soon, she couldn't afford her...
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