Attending National Conference to “Rise Up” for Every Student

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) will rise up for students in Summit County during a national convening Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in Memphis, Tennessee. Continuing the partnership’s work to help all students in Summit County, SEI staff will join 400 community leaders from across the country for the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network Convening, “Rise Up: Education Excellence for Every Child.” READ MORE»

Father Realizes His Potential

Not only did Project Learn of Summit County help Doug Kirchner re-visit academics to earn a diploma – years after his high school classmates walked across the stage – but also the organization helped him learn more about himself. Read more about how he earned his GED, enrolled in college and found employment related to his studies. READ MORE»

Libraries Stack Up on Activities for Children and Families

Thanks to a robust program offering at all ASCPL locations, local children and their families may discover a sense of community, while also developing a love for learning. According to Barb White, ASCPL’s neighborhood services manager, the library’s role in the community is to help kids learn. Contrary to the appearance of traditional libraries from the past, this support expands beyond providing books for children and families to check out on myriad of topics. READ MORE»

Library Introduces Live, Online Tutoring for Students of All Ages

Just in time for the start of a new school year, Akron-Summit County Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of, which offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online. The new service is available to anyone with an Akron-Summit County Public Library card. Users can access the new service from the Library or from home on any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet. READ MORE»

Join Us to Discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act

Philanthropy Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, is hosting a series of regional conversations across the state where educators, funders, parents, students and community members can share thoughts and perspectives on the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Akron's meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7. READ MORE»