Time for Change

Believe it or not, we've nearly arrived at the end of another year of accomplishments achieved and lessons learned. Some of us are already looking ahead to the New Year and ways we can change our lives - and the lives of others - for the better. Read more from Executive Director Derran Wimer's December 2016 "Align & Engage" enewsletter message in this post. READ MORE»

Building Stronger Relationships

One of the non-academic indicators SEI measures on the Youth View™ is the quality of relationships students have with the adults in their school. In December 2014, survey results from Stow-Munroe Falls High School indicated students felt they had weak relationships with adults. Read more to see how administrators challenged staff to improve their relations with students moving forward. READ MORE»

Funding Helps Align Resources and Efforts

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates the support we receive from foundations, local businesses and organizations in Summit County. We thank GAR Foundation for its most recent financial contribution to SEI, which will help advance the organization's work in improving student outcomes by better aligning resources and efforts along the Cradle to Career Continuum.  READ MORE»

Changing Direction

As in-school suspension teacher, attendance coordinator and football, basketball and track coach at Coventry High School, McAfee encounters many students he may positively impact on a weekly basis. But coaching and mediating students on a regular basis was not always part of McAfee’s job description. Read more about his shift in careers in this story. READ MORE»

Cradle to Career Projects Benefit from Funding

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates the Glenn R. & Alice V. Boggess Memorial Foundation, the W. Paul & Thora J. Mills Memorial Foundation, the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation, the Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation and the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation for their most recent financial contributions to SEI.  READ MORE»