The Knight Foundation provides continued support for ZipsInvade and Zips 100 initiatives


Recent funds from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will ensure the ongoing success of two initiatives, “ZipsInvade” and “Zips100,” encouraging students to explore areas outside of campus and to connect with the Akron community.

President Miller chats with UA students

President Gary Miller chats with students at the Diamond Deli on Main Street during a “ZipsInvade” promotion.

ZipsInvade debuted in July 2018 and uses spontaneous social media alerts to notify students of free items at local businesses. Zips100 provides 100 activities for students to do in Akron before they graduate.