19 Great Things That Happened in Akron in 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we at GAR Foundation are pausing to reflect on what we have learned and accomplished in partnership with you this year. It has been an eventful one for us, marked by the launch of several new initiatives: Essential Experiences, STARS, and Elevate Greater Akron.
Systemic Inequity: An honest reckoning
My friend and colleague Brian Frederick referenced in his recent blog post the Racial Equity Institute (REI) “Groundwater” training session. I attended that powerful session as well, and I was struck by the questions it raised related to the growth and opportunity challenges we face. REI suggests, and indeed proves with a hefty catalog of […]
Aging in place: How Summit County is addressing its growing senior population
Produced and written by GAR Foundation and Akron Community Foundation. A homecare service provider arrives at Charles Cucuzza’s house on a weekday morning. She tidies up, restocks his groceries, and prepares a nutritious breakfast for him to eat. This unvarying routine is anything but ordinary for Cucuzza who says he nearly lost all hope after […]