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
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Develop new media functions for existing website|
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Participate in peer mentoring program|
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Design visual supports for a special education class|
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Develop physical education activities for children with little or no gym equipment|
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Create DVD highlighting current programming|
|Akron Summit Community Action, Inc||Conduct analysis of parent involvement in Head Start Programs|
|Habitat for Humanity||Design and produce mural of Habitat homes in Summit County.|
|YMCA Camp Y-Noah||Revamp camp menu options to include healthy, kid friendly options|
|YMCA Green Family||Teach swimming lessons for all ages|
|YMCA Green Family||Design wooden platforms for water slides|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Design a gardening curriculum for children with special needs|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Map out a plant nature trail|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Create instruments for music program for children with special needs|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Build a wood shed|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Develop an orientation course for new staff|
|Akron Rotary Camp||Critique and suggest new ideas for staff recruitment|
|Child Guidance and Family Solutions||Assess billing process and develop suggestions for efficiency|
|YMCA||Develop and administer pre and post tests for various programs|
|YMCA||Capture impact stories about programs by interviewing participants|
|United Disability Services||Modify everyday items with custom switches for people with disabilities|
|United Disability Services||Design and provide music therapy (dance, theater, or music)|
|United Disability Services||Analyze and critique group homes for physical accessibility|
|United Disability Services||Conduct various adaptive art classes (ceramics, painting, etc)|
|United Disability Services||Adapt technology to increase job effectiveness|
|United Disability Services||Design a web based catalog for adapted toys|
|United Disability Services||Adapt yoga, exercise and gross motor activity for people with disabilities|
|United Disability Services||Adapt garden carts with tactile and aromatic plants|
|National Museum of Education||Special event planning, promotion, and facilitation|
|Community Support Services||Create a video to highlight provided services and impact on the people served.|
|Nazareth Housing Dev. Corp||Help design business systems for procedures and processes.|
|Spring Garden Waldorf School||Create marketing tools from statistical analysis of enrollment trends.|
|Spring Garden Waldorf School||Design a truss to change a flat roof to a gable|
|Spring Garden Waldorf School||Design and estimate cost for an outside storage area|
|Summa Western Reserve Hospital||Interact with adults in an adult day-care center.|
|Mobile Meals||Update technology to enhance efficiency of service delivery.|
|Mobile Meals||Update organizational systems including: client needs assessment, billing, manual/driver service delivery confirmation, and inventory maintenance system.|
|Akron Zoo||Strategize how to administer a levy campaign.|
|Akron Zoo||Develop social marketing proposal in relation to return-on-investment.|
|Akron Zoo||Investigate alternative energy practices.|
|Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority||Design and deliver programs for different populations: elderly, mentally ill, young mothers. Programs can focus on health, food, exercise, recycling, etc.|
|Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority||Design programs to involve mentally ill young adults in leadership development initiatives. Other activities also welcome.|
|Akron Racers||Develop grant proposals, promotional materials to support Akron Racers Fastpitch team|
|ASIA, Inc.||Develop and provide activities for pre-school age children who do not speak English. Parents are on site in workshops or classes.|
|Cascade Locks Park Association||Produce and possibly film a production on the history of Howard Street. Script already exists|
|Cascade Locks Park Association||Using material from 1913 Flood, develop interactive learning program|
|Cascade Locks Park Association||Provide help with developing archives.|
|Cascade Locks Park Association||Analyze canal water to determine existence of bacteria, organisms, etc.|
|Cascade Locks Park Association||Assess attendance/usage of park facilities/towpath/etc.|
|Center for Child Development||Analyze data to determine enrollment and revenue trends and develop procedures to simplify the process of enrollment management.|
|Crown Point - Ecology Center||Research the Native American history of a local farm in Bath. Results will be used to plan a Native American Festival for the organization.|
|Crown Point - Ecology Center||Design and conduct wind technology assessment to determine if wind technology is an economical choice for a local ecology center.|
|Crown Point - Ecology Center||Survey local farm and create an inventory map of the native wildflowers, grasses, and edible plants for wildflower walks.|
|EDGE Program (EACH)||Provide mentoring/discussions to high school students with potential barriers to success.|
|Habitat for Humanity||Analyze blueprints to determine ecological and cost-effective building practices.|
|Haven of Rest Ministries||Conduct energy audit of buildings. Suggest ways to increase efficiency of operations|
|Haven of Rest Ministries||Provide afterschool enrichment activities, tutoring, art projects, etc. for children. Ages range from toddler to school age.|
|Info Line||Work with InfoLine to respond to community needs. Provide information and referral services to the public.|
|International Institute||Develop and provide workshops for immigrant women. Topics may include domestic violence, self-defense, health issues, etc.|
|Leggett Elementary School||Create PSA s for topics such as preventing the flu|
|Mobile Meals||Develop marketing plan for organization that distributes meals to local residents and service providers|
|Mobile Meals||Assist with planning and development of archives for organization|
|Pregnancy Care||Teach classes on topics such as prenatal care and parenting|
|Pregnancy Care||Adapt formatting of documents, logos, and various existing materials|
|Pregnancy Care||Design and develop marketing materials at appropriate reading level for identified audience|
|Rebuilding Together||Assist with event planning, proposal writing.|
|Rubber City Roller Girls||Design promotional posters and flyers for roller derby team. Design covers for program booklets.|
|Salvation Army||Analyze foot traffic in building. Determine what signs are needed and where to place them.|
|Salvation Army||Examine logistics of holiday food and gift distribution plan. Provide suggestions for more efficient operations.|
|Salvation Army||Develop plan for improving volunteer recruitment for Red Kettle drive.|
|STEM Middle School||Create video to spotlight STEM school for promotion/funding opportunities|
|STEM Middle School||Develop health/wellness training for public middle school staff members|
|Summa Hospice||Write life-stories for hospice patients. May be done by interviewing, or by transcribing recorded memories.|
|Summa Hospice||Gather photos and memories for hospice patients. Create collage that hangs over bed.|
|Summa Western Reserve||Design and conduct research study to determine if adult daycare delays institutionalization|
|Summa Western Reserve||Use simple art activities to enrich participants in adult day care|
|Summit Education Initiative||Analyze data from Ohio Dept of Education re: schools in Summit County. Write report/summary.|
|United Disability Services||Analyze and label food in pre-made lunches that are sold by local nonprofit.|
|Women’s Endowment Fund||Develop grant proposals and other materials for a fund of the Akron Community Foundation that supports organizations promoting women and girls|
|Women’s Endowment Fund||Conduct assessment of local interests and national trends to determine topic for 2010 community forum focused on women and girls.|
|Dynamics Community Theater||Create a simple newsletter template for a theater organization|
Shelter for homeless women and children
Displays new and historic art, conducts creative workshops and concerts.
Collects and distributes food donations for local food pantries.
Provides training for community members to become local journalists for the Akron community.
Women’s professional softball team
Respite camp for children and adults with disabilities.
An anti-poverty social service agency dedicated to providing services that address the needs of low income residents.
Provides educational materials to the community.
Enables the community to have an enlightening animal experience while promoting local conservation.
Responds to disasters and emergencies with needed supplies and volunteers.
Connects people to resources for housing, transportation, job training, consumer credit counseling, utility assistance and other needed services.
Youth development organization with after-school services for school aged at risk kids.
Preserving, protecting, and promoting, the heritage of the Cascade Locks Park & The Erie Canal.
Catholic Charities Community Services Summit County
Versatile services for youth, developmentally disabled, and the elderly which include food distribution, counseling, and adaptations for people with disabilities.
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.
Promotes organic farming, youth education, and ecological practices through an organic farm.
National conservation of land for animal and ecological preservation and human recreation.
Engage public support and enhance public use of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park through programming and advocacy.
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.
Builds homes for families in need.
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.
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.
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.
Offers 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
Develop housing for low and moderate-income families in Summit County.
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.
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.
Adapts and distributes toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities.
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.
Emergency shelter for troubled young people 11 years of age and older.
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.
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.
Improves education for all children in Summit County
Independent school for kindergarten through 8th grade.
National Historic Landmark estate and property which stands as a museum of historical information about Akron.
Provides support services and resources 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
Enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Mobilizing community resources to advance the community good.
Provides support, prevention, and justice for victims of tragedy, their families and the surrounding communities.
Therapeutic and recreational horseback riding provider for children with behavioral and/or emotional challenges and life-threatening illnesses.
Supports healthy lifestyles for all by providing development opportunities for mind, body, and spirit.
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.
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