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  • Akron Good Beginnings Fair

    Children’s Activity Area and Therapy Dogs Stand Out at Fairs

    Thanks to several Summit County First Things First partners and other community organizations, more families are now equipped with appropriate resources for getting their little ones ready for school. Nearly 300 total individuals attended this year’s Good Beginnings Fairs, part of the late Summit County Executive Russ Pry’s Summit Kids Month. The Nordonia Hills City School District hosted its first fair at Ledgeview Elementary School on Aug. 1; the Akron-Summit County Public Library hosted the Akron fair on Aug. 3; and Springfield Junior/Senior High School hosted the Springfield fair on Aug. 9. Read more about the fairs in this post.

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  • Cristina Gonzalez Alcala

    Out of School Time Partners Gain New Leadership

    Summit Education Initiative (SEI) is excited to announce that Cristina González Alcalá, research associate, is assuming responsibilities for coordinating all of SEI’s work and partnerships with Out of School Time Partners (OSTPs). González Alcalá will maintain most of her responsibilities as SEI’s research associate. Learn more about her role in this update from Executive Director Derran Wimer.

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  • Martha Holden Jennings Foundation logo

    Continued Support from Two Funders in Fiscal Year 2018

    Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates the support we receive from local businesses and organizations in Summit County. We thank Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for their most recent financial contributions to SEI. Read more about the projects their funding benefits in this post.

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Cradle to Career Alliance: Leading Indicators of Success

Together, we can help every student graduate prepared to follow a career pathway that leads to a living wage. We organize collective, community-wide efforts at significant education milestones for greater impact. This is the ambitious work of Summit Education Initiative: to help all students meet high standards needed for the demands of the future. This is our vision for student success in Summit County. Every student. Every day. Cradle to career.

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