Recent Funding Allows SEI to Retain Projects and Acquire Others

This City Reads! relaunches and Math Teachers’ Circle to begin this fall

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates the support we receive from local businesses and organizations in Summit County. We thank the American Institute of Mathematics, The Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation and United Way of Summit County for their most recent financial contributions to SEI:

AIM_logo_NEWAmerican Institute of Mathematics

SEI received a seed grant from the American Institute of Mathematics to financially support a Math Teachers’ Circle in Summit County. The Math Teachers’ Circle will launch this fall, once the next academic year begins.

“The Math Teachers’ Circle has the potential to reach thousands of students in the coming years,” says Matt Deevers, senior research associate at SEI. “We have built similar network initiatives at different points along the P-16 (preschool through the first years after high school) continuum, but middle school math has been a challenge. The Rubber City Math Teachers’ Circle will help us achieve our mission of increasing regional mathematics achievement in middle school.”

Moving forward, SEI will facilitate the procurement of meeting space for six to eight Math Teachers’ Circle meetings each academic year.

The Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation

With recent funding from The Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation, This City Reads! has relaunched and will continue beyond the upcoming academic year. Mary_S_David_C_Corbin_final

This City Reads! is a county-wide, year-round effort and commitment to improve literacy skills for all residents in Summit County. SEI has collaborated with The University of Akron Center for Literacy and the Akron-Summit County Public Library to re-brand and relaunch This City Reads! last spring. The funding will allow all partners involved to expand programming and increase awareness about the importance of reading.

Project Learn of Summit County also transferred fiscal agent responsibilities for This City Reads! to SEI in May. We thank Project Learn, one of our community partners, for years of your accounting service to support This City Reads! programs and events.

United_WayUnited Way of Summit County

For the third year in a row, United Way of Summit County has financially supported all data-related tasks for which SEI is responsible. From gathering and analyzing data, to presenting findings for the work SEI has accomplished along the Cradle to Career Continuum, SEI uses this funding to help execute pilot projects and report results.