To help University Park Alliance strengthen its core engagement and partnership work and to launch efforts that provide sustainable long-term income
To implement new methods for community members to engage with public, private and philanthropic entities to build economic engines that foster entrepreneurship and create jobs
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
Long a city of invention and innovation, Akron’s leadership is committed to transform Northeast Ohio into a knowledge-based economy.
Knight’s focus is to promote an informed and engaged Akron by developing and engaging the next generation of talent to bring the expertise and perspective required to address civic and economic challenges.
Creating a truly informed and engaged Akron will require leaders as tech savvy as they are strategic, and as inclusive as they are collaborative. Knight will be looking for innovative yet systematic ways to ensure a diversified leadership in neighborhood engagement, entrepreneurship and economic development.
To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.
Trabian Shorters on our strategy
Akron Community Advisory Committee
• Aram Nerpouni (chair)
• Cynthia Knight
• Michael Byun
• Ramona Ortega-Liston, Ph.D.
• Rhonda Ferguson
• Russell Pry