first things first

Community Partners Collaborate to Support Early Childhood Education at Home

When a county-wide initiative convenes local families, educators and community partners to support its youngest residents, we all win. This August, the Good Beginning Fairs celebrate their eighth year as part of the late County of Summit Executive Russ Pry’s Summit Kids Month. The fairs, also part of the Summit County First Things First initiative, support one of First Things First’s most significant guiding principles – early learning begins at birth. Read more about the fairs in this press release, distributed on June 12, 2017.


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.