civic solutions lab

The Educational Attainment Needle

We don’t have to do anything for the needle to move the wrong way. That’s actually the best way for the needle to go the wrong way: don’t do anything! But if we want the educational attainment needle to move in the right direction, it takes work. It takes collective, purposeful, aligned, steady and consistent work. Read more in this post from Executive Director Derran Wimer.


Leadership Akron accepts applications for new Civic Solutions Lab leadership experience

In this story from, learn more about Leadership Akron’s new Civic Solutions Lab leadership experience focused on early childhood education. With insight from partner organizations such as Summit Education Initiative, Civic Lab participants will identify possible strategies and evaluate their viability in Akron. Then, class members will develop recommendations to expand access and participation in quality early childhood education programs in Summit County.