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This City Reads! Night at Canal Park Scheduled for June 13

Summit Education Initiative, along with Akron-Summit County Public Library and The University of Akron Center for Literacy, are planning the 2017 This City Reads! Night for June 13. Families are encouraged to attend the Akron RubberDucks vs. Harrisburg Senators game, which begins at 7 p.m. that evening at Canal Park in downtown Akron. Read more about the event in this post.


Following Through

John McNerney began experimenting with art in high school. He dabbled in architecture and design classes and dreamed of someday being an interior designer. As someone who grew up poor, McNerney never loved his living conditions; that ignited his desire to change his environment. Read more about his experience coming back to college in this post.


Community Invited to First Comeback2College Event

A comeback movement is taking shape in Summit County. Individuals interested in going back to college—or attending for the first time—are invited to attend Summit Education Initiative’s first Comeback2College event on July 21. This free event will bring Scott Roberts from The University of Akron’s Adult Focus to share information about degrees and high-value credentials attendees may pursue to help advance their careers.