Summit Education Initiative (SEI) Board Chair Nick Browning, president of the Akron Region, and SEI Board Member Kirstin Toth, senior vice president of GAR Foundation, are this year’s recipients of the Leadership Akron Alumni Association’s Distinguished Leader Award. Read more in this release from Leadership Akron.
Bright Star Books, a Summit Education Initiative community partner and a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands and homes of limited-resource children in Greater Akron, capped off a hugely successful “March into Reading” month by surpassing its 2015 book donation total in just the first three months of 2016.
GAR Foundation’s Annual Educator Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, brings together K-12 educators from Summit County to provide teachers and schools with innovative strategies for student engagement and success. For the 2016 conference, GAR Foundation is designing talks and sessions to focus on ways educators can reinvigorate their practice to drive student success. GAR Foundation is looking for presenters to share ways a successful program, practice or key issue related to classroom instruction can elevate teachers and drive student success.
Thanks to the United Way of Summit County’s Imagination Library, preschool children may receive free books. When parents register their child for the program, he or she will receive a brand new, age appropriate book in the mail once a month. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. All children ages birth to five in Summit County are eligible!