In this editorial piece from the Akron Beacon Journal, staff focus on the effects of poverty on learning and opportunities for making positive changes in Ohio education.
About 15 Cleveland Clinic Akron General employees took part in the Cradle to Career Experience during Akron General’s Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute — some as students moving along a path of red or green dots on the floor toward prosperity or hardship, some as advocates for the students, some as observers. The student portrayers were given profiles — some started out on track, others were behind their peers. Read more in this May 5, 2017 edition, front page story from Akron Beacon Journal.
Students from St. Vincent de Paul Parish School, Eastwoods Elementary School and Proyecto RAICES won cash prizes for the videos they submitted to the #ThisCityVotes16/Joy of Voting video contest. We thank those who participated! Read the list of all winners – and click links to some of their video submissions – in this post.
The Akron Beacon Journal, the Jefferson Center and Summit Education Initiative are working together on the project in an effort to highlight voting and politics in a positive light. They’re enlisting kids to submit humorous, insightful and creative videos to accomplish that goal. Read more about a #ThisCityVotes16 video contest in this post.
The Joy of Voting project, funded by the Knight Foundation through Citizen University, has provided grants to Akron area organizations to encourage participation in the election. The Beacon Journal has partnered with the Jefferson Center and the Summit Education Initiative to ask young people to produce short videos explaining the reasons they want adults to be informed, happy voters. Instructions can be found on the Your Vote Ohio Facebook page or by searching on #thiscityvotes16.