Active Community Partners
For information about how to do one of these projects with a class or how to work with a community partner, please contact Dr. Theresa Beyerle.
Shelter for homeless women and children
Provides a cost-effective, efficient system of prevention and care for persons suffering from addiction and/or mental illness.
Promotes arts and cultural activities in Summit, Portage and Medina Counties.
Displays new and historic art, conducts creative workshops and concerts.
Collects and distributes food donations for local food pantries.
The largest pediatric healthcare system in Northeast Ohio, operating 2 pediatric hospitals, 20 pediatrician visits each year and about 70 pediatric specialty locations across the region.
Provides training for community members to become local journalists for the Akron community.
Connects people to resources for housing, transportation, job training, consumer credit counseling, utility assistance and other needed services.
Women’s professional softball team
Respite camp for children and adults with disabilities.
Offers resources and educational training that promote economic self-sufficiency to low-income residents, including the Head Start Program, and Youthbuild
Provides educational materials to the community.
Seeks to improve the economic, cultural, social, educational and recreational conditions affecting all citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, other minorities, and those most in need.
Enables the community to have an enlightening animal experience while promoting local conservation.
Promotes science education, science research, and public understanding of science.
Responds to disasters and emergencies with needed supplies and volunteers.
Provides quality, affordable and compassionate health in all communities.
A local chapter of the national youth-serving organization, based on a one-to-one relationship between an adult volunteer and a child at risk.
Provides a variety of clinical outpatient, residential and day program services for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs and other related conditions.
Youth development organization with after-school services for school aged at risk kids.
Promotes business volunteerism and fosters excellence in nonprofit organizations.
Preserving, protecting, and promoting, the heritage of the Cascade Locks Park & The Erie Canal.
Administers counseling and provides education, support, and resources for children with mental disorders through community agencies, schools and families.
Provides basic needs resources for people who have severe mental disorders.
Engage public support and enhance public use of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park through programming and advocacy.
Promotes organic farming, youth education, and ecological practices through an organic farm.
National conservation of land for animal and ecological preservation and human recreation.
Dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life back to the heart of Akron.
Improves housing conditions in East Akron by producing homes, providing economic development programs, and increasing energy efficiency in homes.
Helps eliminate discrimination in housing, while promoting community involvement, providing education, and performing research involving affirmative action.
Establishes and maintains housing, family unity, employment, educational opportunities and sober living to enhance the quality of life of women.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Builds homes for families in need.
Rescues, rehabilitates and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned and neglected farm animals.
Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides services to more than 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Provides food, shelter, clothing and recovery programs for homeless men and women.
Serves families trapped in the cycle of homelessness through transitional housing.
Rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned, and neglected animals of Summit County, places them in good homes and investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty.
Connects people who need community services to local resources.
Creating and implementing services to assist the foreign born to integrate into our society, to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity, and to encourage international communication.
JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their community more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
Develops and implements public education and community improvement programs on litter prevention, recycling, waste management and beautification for the City of Akron.
Akron Public school serving Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Akron Public school serving Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Provides the highest quality programs and services to support, strengthen and empower adults as they age.
Provides nutritious meals and services to people of all ages and economic circumstances throughout Northeast Ohio
Provides resources and educational services to families living with chronic illness
Provides Financial, Homebuyer, and Foreclosure education services to disenfranchised individuals in low to moderate income households.
Recognizes and preserves the accomplishments of America's students, teachers and administrators for the inspiration of future generations.
Develop housing for low and moderate-income families in Summit County.
Focused on the development of cutting-edge, affordable and practical green building principles that stimulate economic development.
Provides educational programs, events and publications about the Heritage Canalway to preserve the natural, historical and recreational resources throughout the area.
Helping people with long and short-term needs of food, health care, child care, and educational programs for children, adults, and families.
Therapeutic riding center to enable riders with disabilities to achieve control and mobility they may not otherwise experience.
Serving women who face untimely pregnancies by providing testing, emotional support, educational services and material goods.
Provides free and confidential basic literacy, GED, ESOL and college transition classes for adults.
Provides home rehabilitation services to low-income elderly and disabled homeowners.
Provides a respite and rejuvenating place for the families of the sick children.
Nonprofit roller derby team which gives back to the community by providing a “Skate for Kids” event for homeless and other at-risk children.
Meets human needs through community fellowship, rebuilding lives after disasters, providing comfort and support.
Provides affordable workshops and business counseling for organizational growth and development.
A Cuyahoga Valley National park farm focused on sustainable farming and environmental stewardship.
Independent school for kindergarten through 8th grade.
National Historic Landmark estate and property which stands as a museum of historical information about Akron.
Akron Public school serving grades 5th through 8th, with a focus on science, math and technology.
Provides support services, free-of-charge, to individuals and families touched by cancer.
Nonprofit hospital in Akron.
Hospital service to enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients with a terminal illness.
Hospital branch of the Summa Health System
Preserve and interprets the history of Summit County and Akron, and educates regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history.
Works with adult felony ex-offenders to reduce the rate of recidivism, increase community safety, help reunite families and make the local economy stronger.
Enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Mobilizing community resources to advance the community good.
Specializes in quality health and wellness services that focus on promoting the well-being of inner-city families.
Operates emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for male and female veterans.
Provides support, prevention, and justice for victims of tragedy, their families and the surrounding communities.
Therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for children with behavioral and/or emotional challenges and life-threatening illnesses.
Nurtures the potential of kids, promotes healthy living, and fosters a sense of social responsibility.
Offers low-income people, ages 18-24, hands-on home construction training, education and leadership skills/life skills while they work toward their GED or high school diploma.