We believe more education leads to higher wages, happier lives and a better community.

At Summit Education Initiative (SEI), we realize a child’s education is much more than lessons taught inside the classroom. Children may learn a lot from their backgrounds, family environments and the community in which they live. View some of the resources we may provide to your student or organization with children in classroom

Cradle to Career Experience

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a Cradle to Career Experience presentation for your employees and/or other community members, please complete this request form. This 90-minute, interactive presentation is designed to help community members develop a greater understanding of how each transition point in a child’s educational progress impacts future success and opportunities into adulthood. For more details about this presentation, click here to read the front-page story the Akron Beacon Journal published on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Out of School Time Partner Searchable Database

If you’re looking for out of school time partners in which your child may participate, visit our Out of School Time Partner Searchable Database. You may choose criteria that applies to your needs that helps you select out of school time partner organizations and/or programs for your child.

Readiness Coalition Meetings

School districts across Summit County are organizing community conversations on early learning and school readiness called “Readiness Coalitions.” Individuals working with young children in schools, preschools and other settings typically gather at quarterly Readiness Coalition meetings in their district. Visit our Readiness Coalition Meetings webpage for dates and more details.

Speakers Bureau

Does your organization want to learn more about SEI’s work? We deliver several different presentations to businesses and community organizations throughout the year. Contact us to learn how our content can best meet your needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re looking for ways to get more involved in the community, check out our Cradle to Career Experience Engagement Form. Find organizations that may interest you based on the age levels of children they serve and the time commitments for available volunteer opportunities. When you select an organization to contact, one of its representatives will receive an email notification and respond to your request.