It Takes a Village

At Summit Education Initiative (SEI), we know that schools want to engage families; families want their children to be successful; and books at home make a difference in children’s learning and development. Along with SEI, Shelley Houser, a literacy coach for The University of Akron Center for Literacy, had to determine how to incorporate all three ideals into one program. The goal? Reduce the number of children in need of a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) across Summit County. READ MORE»

New Housing Is Clearinghouse Links Housing, Health and Education

The following is a press release from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) that announces the launch of Housing Is, a clearinghouse that links housing, health and education to build partnerships and improve lives. Summit Education Initiative (SEI) partners with Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority's Early Childhood Initiative, Akron Public Schools and Summit County First Things First to support CLPHA projects and events. READ MORE»

Philanthropy Ohio Releases Education Recommendations

Philanthropy Ohio released its latest education recommendations to Governor John Kasich, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and other education policy leaders today. Building on the recent release of Philanthropy Ohio’s K-12 education briefing papers, today’s report, Investing in Ohio’s Future. Now. A Postsecondary Education Access and Affordability Agenda for Ohio, analyzes Ohio’s progress in making college more affordable for Ohio’s students and families and offers recommendations on how to improve affordability.  READ MORE»