To accelerate the growth of the bioscience industry in the greater Akron area, attracting investment dollars and creating well-paying jobs
To develop a strategy that engages business and non-profits in greater Akron around the creation and implementation of a BioMedical Corridor.
To help meet the GAR Foundation challenge grant for the $2.3 million historic restoration of the 1930 Camp Manatoc Conference Center and Dining Hall
To create a Saturday Boys and Girls Club program that will provide educational opportunities and life skills activities for Simon Perkins Middle School students
For Grandparents on the Rise, a program benefiting Simon Perkins Middle School students being raised by their grandparents
To support the success of Cascade Village by empowering residents through engagement activities and life-skills education
To support the National Community Tax Coalition in providing intensive technical assistance and cross-community learning opportunities to organizations running Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)/Prosperity Campaigns in up to 10 Knight communities
To help Akron's nonprofits undergo generational leadership change by supporting a key center whose purpose is a higher performing nonprofit sector
To bring entertainment to Akron area residents through Lock 3 Live and to support the Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience for high school students who display an aptitude in the arts
To expand on and provide deliberative online engagement tools and services to elected officials, civic leaders and media entities to inform and engage stakeholders and citizens on key community issues and deepen reader engagement with media content
To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
To plan a community-based component to a multi-state early childhood network and develop of a statewide partnership for Quality Pre-Kindergarten in Pennsylvania