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Akron Pride 2017

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Akron Celebrates Its Diverse Community words Claude Christensen, photos by Claude and Noor Hindi  Akron has a lot of pride. The 2017 Akron Pride March began at 11am on Saturday, August 26, a day with a clear blue sky and the occasional cotton puff of a cloud. ... More »

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What’s the Big Idea with Akron ArtWorks?

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Name: Karin Coifman Occupation: Psychologist Hometown: New Haven, CT Current neighborhood: West Akron Name: Micah Beree Occupation: Artist Hometown: Tulsa, OK Current neighborhood: West Akron   What is your big idea? Our hope is to create a space where people ... More »

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Reentry in Motion at the Akron Summit County Public Library

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by Noor Hindi When a young man approached librarian Simone Richardson and told her he’d just been released from prison and needed help, she sprung into action. Since meeting him, Simone has dedicated the last 16 years designing programs to help those who’ve be... More »

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Four Week Panhandling Certification Course

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  by Kelcie Erbse Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, The Homeless Charity, a non-profit charity organization in Akron will be having a panhandling course. Individuals who are out of home or out of work can go and get certified. The classes will be led by ... More »

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Introducing: Baseball Now!

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  by Dave Daly Baseball is best enjoyed with friends but there is no shame in going to a baseball game alone. I do it fairly often, sometimes catching a few innings of a game or an entire homestand all by my lonesome. That said, baseball loves company. Sometim... More »

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Civic Solutions Lab – Field Journal | Leadership Akron

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  Since 2015, Leadership Akron has been pursuing a strategic priority to more proactively and directly connect the leaders we serve to community needs. As an effort related to this priority, Leadership Akron secured support from the Knight Foundation to develo... More »

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What I wish I knew: If wunderkind Courtney Gras had a do-over…

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Courtney Gras is a graduate of the University of Akron and was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of their “30 Under 30” and a “Top 40 Under 40 in Cleantech” by Midwest Energy and by Crain’s Cleveland as one of their “Twenty in their 20s.” She’s also the... More »

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Big Idea : Rooted Akron

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Name: Caitlin Boyle Occupation: Owner at Rooted Akron, Healing Arts Director at Big Love Network, Reiki Master Hometown: Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; grew up in Huron, OH Current Neighborhood: North Hill Contact: rootedakron@gmail.com   Name: Kelly... More »