Giving Voice – Lending a Hand

Below you will find a list of organizations that have been touched by The Summit's "Turning Outward" program. To find out more, click here to view the mission of "Turning Outward."

If you'd like us to consider your favorite non-profit for a Turning Outward broadcast, email our Julie DiVitto at julie@913thesummit.com. Please include the contact person for the organization, so that we know who to contact, should we choose them for a broadcast.

 

Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio
Culminating Event

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – Summit general manager, Tommy Bruno was on-site at Hyre CLC, Akron live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.  Hyre CLC’s six 8th grade classes participated in Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio’s Culminating Event, showcasing what they learned during their 10 weeks of instruction.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Jo Jo Graham; Founding Executive Director, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio, Deb Firtha; Hyre Middle School teacher who for a 2nd year has incorporated Dancing Classrooms into her Family Consumer Living class, and Daniella; Hyre Middle School 8th grade student and Dancing Classroom participant.  Daniella shared with Summit listeners how much she enjoyed the 10 week session and how the Latin dances/music added another facet to her relationship with her Venezuelan-native mother.

Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, was founded in 2008. Their mission is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance.

Dancing Classrooms is not about teaching ballroom dancing.  The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.

Dancing Classrooms is a 10-week – 20 session social development program for 5th and 8th grade children that utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program but also the lives of the teachers and parents who support these children.

Looking to make a difference? Change lives one dance at a time, by bringing Dancing Classrooms to your school, be a Teaching Artist, or make a donation at dancingclassroomsneo.org.

 

Association of Fundraising Professionals
North Central Ohio Chapter

National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration

On Friday, November 18, 2011 – Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on-site at Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Outstanding Fundraiser Award Winner- Mary Ann Jackson; co-founder of the Akron Area Arts Alliance and appointed member of the Summit County Arts and Cultural Board, Children in Philanthropy Award Winner-  Samuel Miller; diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age six, Sam is teaching and modeling philanthropy for people of all ages, and Small Business Leadership Award Winner- hfa Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. – represented by Jack DeLeo, hfa chairman/CEO.

The AFP North Central Ohio Chapter is the premier professional association serving the Summit, Stark, Medina, Portage, Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, Tuscarawas, and Cuyahoga County philanthropic communities.

Founded in 1988, the Chapter promotes ethical fundraising, advances philanthropy, and provides professional education to more than 120 members representing nonprofits throughout the region.  Friday, more than 400 attendees representing 104 organizations joined in honoring the 2011 award winners.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals represents more than 30,000 members in 213 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

To learn more about the benefits of joining the Association of Fundraising Professionals, visit www.afpncoh.org.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter

16th Annual Cleveland Dinner of Champions

“An MS Research Revolution”

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On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – Summit general manager, Tommy Bruno was on-site at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, Mayfield Heights, Ohio live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Dr. Richard Rudick; Director of the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who talked about MS and MS research.  Dr. Rudick was followed by Honoree Don Misheff; Northeast Ohio Managing Partner of Ernst & Young who discussed the importance of community service.  Tommy Bruno’s third interview was with Event Co-Chair Christopher Connor; Chairman & CEO of the Sherwin-Williams Co., who talked about the Dinner of Champions and the National MS Society.

Don Misheff was the recipient of the Norman Cohn Hope Award, the most prestigious National MS Society award. An honoree exhibits vision, commitment to philanthropic and community service and an exceptional level of volunteer leadership.

Proceeds from Dinners of Champions have totaled more than $5.6 million and are used to provide programs and services for 11,000 people with MS and their families in the Ohio Buckeye Chapter. Proceeds also support research efforts to find the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis.

Join the movement at www.MSohiobuckeye.org.

 

County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health (ADM) Services Board 2011 Appreciation Luncheon

On Wednesday, October 26 – Summit general manager, Tommy Bruno was on-site at Akron Urban League’s President’s Hall, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Jerry Craig; ADM Board Executive Director, Michael S. Woody; retired LT from Akron PD and current President of CIT (Crisis Intervention Team);  and Andrea Denton, ADM Board Client’s Rights Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

In 2007, the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health (ADM) Services Board established awards in honor of five individuals who are recognized as being trailblazers and advocates in the mental health and addiction services field.  This award process is intended to honor individuals who emulate the example and service of the original honorees, including Dr. Bob Smith, one of the founders of Alcoholic Anonymous.

Garrett Hart, creative content director for Rock & Recovery and The Summit, accepted the 2011 Dr. Bob Smith Award, presented by the ADM Board, on behalf of Rock & Recovery.  Individuals nominated for this award are known for their innovation, offering hope and inspiring change in others.

Broadcast guest, Michael S. Woody was the recipient of the 2011 Drs. Fred & Penny Frese Award for his work in educating others to decrease the stigma that affects those with mental illness and addiction.

For more information visit www.admboard.org.

 

Akron Film + Pixel Festival                                                               
On Friday, October 7th, Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on site at the Akron Art Museum, broadcasting live from the Akron Film + Pixel Festival.

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The one-hour live broadcast was part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.  During the broadcast, Garrett conducted interviews with Patty Schemel; star of “Hit So Hard”, David Ebersole; Director of “Hit So Hard”, and Steve Felix; Co-Executive Director of Akron Film + Pixel Festival.

An Oscar nominee, Filmmaker Magazine’s “New Face of Indie Film,” a rock star and video game developers were part of the new 2011 Akron Film+Pixel Festival at the Akron Art Museum October 6-9.  For the first time, Akron Film brought filmmakers, writers and actors to the festival to present their movies, meet attendees and answer questions following the films.

Guests had a chance to meet Patty Schemel, former drummer for the rock band Hole, and subject of the documentary Hit So Hard, along with director P. David Ebersole and producer Todd Hughes, for the Ohio premiere.

There are many ways artists can tell their stories and video game design is one of them. Akron Film+Pixel has hosted several game development workshops since 2010, and at this year’s festival guests had the opportunity to play forward-thinking games, and in some cases, discuss them with the developers on the spot.

Platinum sponsors were the Akron Art Museum and the City of Akron. Additional support is provided by OMNOVA Solutions Foundation and the Gay Community Endowment Fund. 

For more information visit:  www.akronfilm.com.

 

Oriana House’s 30th Anniversary

On Wednesday, October 5th, Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on hand at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, broadcasting live from a celebration luncheon for the 30th Anniversary of the Oriana House.

The one-hour live broadcast was part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project. During the broadcast, interviews were conducted with Brian Buckus; a former client and now a sponsor at the Oriana House, retired Summit County Judge Mary Spicer and executive vice president of the Oriana House, Bernie Rochford.

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Buckus spoke about how the Oriana House helped him get his life back on track and shaped the person he has become after a year in the program. He is now two years sober and has gained full-time employment.

Judge Mary Spicer, a huge advocate of Oriana House since its formation, talked about instrumental Oriana House has been in changing the lives of people and giving them a second chance. Executive vice president Bruce Rochford spoke briefly about how the Oriana House has a bright future in the community and is looking to expand in the near future.

For more information visit orianahouse.org.

 

The Bakery at Hattie's Cafe & Downtown Akron Partnership

On Friday, September 30 – Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on-site at The Bakery at Hattie’s Café in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project. 

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Dottie Grexa; Hattie Larlham Vice President, Vocational and Enterprise Services, Suzie Graham; Downtown Akron Partnership President & CEO, and Lauri Molnar;  Bakery Manager with Erica, Bakery team member.

Friday, September 30th The Bakery at Hattie’s Café celebrated one year at their Main Street location across from Lock 3 in downtown Akron.  Patrons enjoyed free samples of fresh baked goods, as well as “Akron’s Largest Chocolate Bar”, which was created by Bakery team member Erica to kick off “Choctober”.

Hattie Larlham is a nonprofit organization that provides care to 1,500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For 50 years, Hattie Larlham has provided services of the highest quality, enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and their families through our commitment to comfort, joy and achievement. Beyond world-class health care, Hattie Larlham supports and nurtures those in our care through educational, vocational and recreational programs.

Hattie's Café & Gifts is a Hattie Larlham vocational program for adults with developmental disabilities. Your patronage provides a safe and educational environment where people with developmental disabilities learn valuable and rewarding career skills as they contribute to their community. Each of our nine Hattie’s Café & Gifts locations features fair trade coffees, fresh baked goods, gourmet chocolates, sandwiches and unique gifts.

The Downtown Akron Partnership’s mission is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown.  Since its inception in 1995, Downtown Akron Partnership has been a catalyst for enhancing the Downtown environment.

Find out more at hattielarlham.org & downtownakron.com.

 

Community Health Center’s Break the Cycle of Addiction/National Recovery Month

On Friday, September 23 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site at VegiTerranean in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Chrissy Gashash; Community Health Center Marketing and Public Relations Manager spotlighting CHC’s weeklong theme of

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Break the Cycle of Addiction,and Rock & Recovery as a resource for the community, and Garrett Hart; The Summit’s Creative Content Director who discussed the recent launch of Rock & Recovery and it’s partnerships in the community.

All funds raised during Break the Cycle of Addiction benefit local non-profit, Community Health Center (CHC), an agency providing crucial treatment to adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction in our community.

The Community Health Center is the health care agency providing critical care to those
fighting addiction.  Addiction doesn't discriminate.  It can affect anyone regardless of age, race, or economic status.

For more information visit commhealthcenter.org & rockandrecovery.com.

 

Akron Bar Association Sidebar Event for Community Health Center’s Break the Cycle of Addiction

On Thursday, September 22 – Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on-site at Akron Bar Association in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Maryanne Palik; Public Relations Director Akron Bar Association who discussed National

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Recovery Month,addiction facts, and Rock & Recovery, and Larry Pollus; Former President Akron Bar Association who focused on community partnerships, and the significance of Akron in the recovery world. Mr. Pollus also discussed the deep commitment on the part of The Akron Bar Assoc. to improving the quality of life in the community through public service.The broadcast concluded with Maryanne Palik discussing the “Break The Cycle Of Addiction” fundraising event to be held the following evening, September 23rd,  at The Vegi Terranean restaurant in downtown Akron. The event’s co- sponsor is The Community Health Center.

Founded in 1875, the Akron Bar Association, through education, advocacy and community service, empowers its members to reflect the highest professional standards, enabling them to earn the community’s utmost respect so our legal system will be recognized as fair, accessible and just.

Community Health Center’s Break the Cycle of Addiction week-long event brings public awareness to the fact that addiction does not discriminate as it spreads through our community, beyond the city limits and into our suburbs, and why treatment is important.  Helpful resources are available in our own community.

For help or more information visit commhealthcenter.org or call 330-315-2676.

 

Community Health Center Foundation's 10th Annual Golf Classic

On Tuesday, August 30 – Summit Director of Creative Content, Garrett Hart was on-site at Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Ted Ziegler; Community Health Center CEO, Gary Benz; CHC Foundation Board Member/First Energy Executive Director of Business Development, and Chrissy Gashash; CHC Marketing and PR Manager

The Community Health Center is the health care agency providing critical care to those
fighting addiction.  Addiction doesn't discriminate.  It can affect anyone regardless of age, race, or economic status.

The Community Health Center Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 to support the activities and goals of the Community Health Center (CHC). The Foundation develops resources that enable the CHC to fulfill its mission through public fundraising events, grant activities and housing projects.

All proceeds raised from the Golf Classic are used to supplement the Community Health Center’s substance abuse prevention, treatment and housing programs designed to strengthen families in our community.

For more information visit commhealthcenter.org.

 

County of Summit Division of Animal Control Volunteer Appreciation/Amnesty Day

On Friday, August 26 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno, was on-site at 250 Opportunity Parkway in Akron, broadcasting live as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Russ Pry; Summit County Executive, Christine Fatheree; Director of Animal Control, and Kristin Branagan; Human Society of Greater Akron (PAWSibilities) Director of Adoption Services.

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Animal Control held a Volunteer Appreciation/Amnesty Day on Friday, August 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During this time, the County waived the $14 late-fee regularly charged to citizens who had yet to purchase a 2011 Summit County Dog License and sold tags for the price of $14 each.

Summit County Division of Animal Control was recently awarded a grant which will be used to purchase a high capacity washer and dryer for the facility.

These additions to the state of the art LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified facility will help to continue to provide a safe, clean and welcoming environment for the animals housed, the shelter employees and the citizens who visit.

For more information and to find out how you can lend a hand call 330-643-2845, or click on www.co.summit.oh.us/executive/animalcontrol.htm.

 

Wheels for Education The LeBron James Family Foundation's Wheels for Education kick-off program was held Monday, August 8, 2011 at East Community Learning Center.

Summit general manager Tommy Bruno, was on-site at East CommunityLearning Center in Akron, broadcasting live as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed David James; Superintendent Akron Public Schools,Reverend Curtis Walker; President Akron Board of Education, Marco Summerville; President Akron City Council, and Don Plusquellic; Mayor City of Akron.

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Though the skies looked threatening, this did not prevent the crowd of nearly two-hundred enthusiastic LeBron fans from gathering outside East CLC to await his arrival.  James made his entrance on bicycle in the rain to cheers and singing.  Children wore t-shirts with :26 on them, as a stark reminder that every 26 seconds, a student drops out of high school.

Wheels for Education is an expansive initiative presented by State Farm and LeBron James and partnered with Akron Public Schools to provide hundreds of children with the tools and resources needed to achieve the highest form of academic success. Having provided 360 students this year with resources to help them stay in school, Wheels for Education is a long-term commitment focused on ensuring that the children of Akron achieve academic success.

This program begins with a two-week educational camp offering extensive reading intervention and technology classes to help align students with current academic standards. Upon completion of the camp, students will receive an HP laptop, a Nike backpack filled with essential third-grade school supplies and a bicycle from Wheels for Education. The students will also continue to receive support and incentives for achievements during key milestones through their high school careers, in partnership with Akron Public Schools.

For more information visit:  www.lebronjames.com/Community/Causes

 

Camp Quality Ohio  2011 marks the organization’s 15th anniversary of giving those ages four to 18 who have been diagnosed with cancer a free seven-day camping experience, letting kids with cancer be kids again.

On Tuesday, July 12 – Summit personality Garrett Hart, was on-site at Craftsmen Park in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Mary Beth Palmer; Camp Quality Ohio Assistant Director, and campers Noah and Stasia.  
Camp Quality Ohio is a volunteer run, community-funded, non-profit organization which provides year-round support activities to families who have children diagnosed with cancer.  In the USA, there are presently 15 camps established in 12 states. More than 700 children participate in these camps each summer.
The goals and aims of Camp Quality:

  • To create stress-free environments that offer exciting activities, foster new friendships, and help give children courage, motivation and emotional strength.
  • To give the families of children with cancer a much-needed rest, knowing that the highest quality program has been selected to keep their child happy, a companion has been assigned to ensure their safety, and medical supervision will be provided at every camp.
  • To give the child hope in that the camping experience will be such fun they will look forward to and anticipate their next camp, and that the memories from their special week will sustain them in the weeks and months ahead as they continue their medical treatment.

For more information and to find out how you can lend a hand visit campqualityusa.org.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter held their 5th Annual Akron/Canton Dinner of Champions - Life in the Fast Lane: On the Move Toward a World Free of MS.

On Tuesday, June 14 – Summit personality Garrett Hart, was on-site at Quaker Station in Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

The Lippman School

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Nikki Wingerson PhD.; U. of Akron and Trustee Ohio Buckeye Chapter MS Society, Timothy J. Carrobine;MS specialist and Director Oak Clinic, and Philip Maynard; Norman Cohn Hope Award Honoree and Chairman of Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

Since no two people have exactly the same experience of MS, the disease course may look very different from one person to another. And, it may not always be clear to the physician—at least right away—which course a person is experiencing.

The National MS Society helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50 state network of chapters. They offer a variety of programs and services to help meet those needs.

For more information visit: nationalmssociety.org and MSohiobuckeye.org.

"I wanted to thank you for having The Summit at our Akron/Canton Dinner of Champions. I enjoyed meeting Garrett, Margaret and Justin – they were great to work with. We were able to have three interviews – all of which helped to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. We were so happy to be part of your “Turning Outward” program." Thanks, Guyla

 

Leadership Akron Class 27 - 2011 Graduation.

On Wednesday, June 8 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Airship Operations at Wingfoot Lake Road in Mogadore, under the Spirit of Goodyear airship, broadcasting live as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the Community project.

During the one-hour broadcast, he interviewed:

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Mark Scheffler; Executive Director Leadership Akron, Karin Lopper-Orr; Executive Director Blick Clinic, Rick Kellar; President Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, and David Lieberth; Deputy Mayor City of Akron.

For one day a month, class members join to learn in-depth and hands-on about vital aspects of the greater Akron community. Leadership Akron is a resource from which civic, cultural, philanthropic and other organizations draw their leaders, and from which progressive businesses can identify managers able to utilize regional infrastructures.  It is an incubator for community issues awareness, leadership skills and networking.

Since 1984, just 800 men and women, representing the diversity of our community, have completed this program and have taken their places as leaders in the community. There are now more than 700 leadership programs in the United States and programs are beginning to flourish in Canada and abroad.

For more information visit: lakron.com.

 

Shaw JCC of Akron, and Lippman School, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron 44320, hosted an open house.

On Wednesday, May 11 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site at Shaw JCC of Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Todd Rockoff; JCC Executive Director, Linda Brotsky; Lippman School kindergarten teacher/former principal, and Dan Rosenberg; current Lippman School Principal, along with Maison; Lippman student.

The Shaw JCC of Akron is a family place, with a created community based on Jewish values by providing quality programs and services in a safe and secure environment for people of all ages.

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The Shaw JCC is open to all members of our community without regard to race, gender, religious preference, marital or economic status.

Akron, Ohio has been home to a thriving Jewish community since the mid-1800s. Over time, the community has grown and evolved, both in size and geography. Despite changes over the generations the community remains deeply committed—in deed, philanthropy, and leadership—to the current and future needs of its members.

The Akron Jewish Center—the community’s central home--was first formed in 1920 and moved into a new building on Balch Street in 1928. Today, over 90 years later, the 60-acre community campus on White Pond Drive, renovated through a $7 million dollar capital campaign in 2004-2005, is home to the Jerry Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron. The community campus also houses the Jewish Community Board of Akron, Jewish Family Service, and the Jerome Lippman Jewish Community Day School.

For more information visit shawjcc.org.

 

In Observation of April - Sexual Assault Prevention Month

Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, 759 West Market St. Akron, OH 44303, hosted the 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence on Friday, April 29, 2011.

On Friday, April 29 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site at Lock 3, downtown Akron, live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Dana Zedak; Director of Community Relations for Rape Crisis Center and Battered Women’s Shelter, Zach Leonatti; high school student, event speaker, and walk participant, and Dennis Devine, Jr.; Executive VP of Retail Banking for Charter One & Citizens’ Financial Group, and walk participant.
Men from Akron and the surrounding communities slipped on, buckled up and stepped out in women’s shoes to protest rape, sexual assault and gender violence during the 6th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Proceeds from the event benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties.

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties serves sexual assault survivors and their loved ones by believing, supporting, and empowering survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Rape Crisis Center client services include: a 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital and justice system advocacy, and in-office crisis intervention and education. All client services are confidential, based on the needs of the individual and provided free of charge. For the wider community, the Rape Crisis Center raises awareness about sexual violence, provides prevention education, and conducts a volunteer program to support the work of the agency.

More information at walkamileinhershoes.org and rccmsc.org.

 

ArtsinStark, 900 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton on Friday, March 4, 2011 to kick-off their Annual Arts Campaign, and to promote Canton First Friday.

On Friday, March 4 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site at the beautiful, 84 year old Canton Palace Theatre live broadcasting as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the one hour broadcast, he interviewed Sarah Shumaker; Outreach Coordinator ArtsinStark who gave an overview of ArtsinStark and smARTs; Robb Hankins; President & CEO ArtsinStark discussed the Annual Arts Campaign; Marci Saling; Community Arts Manager gave a First Friday synapses, and Georgia Paxos; Executive Director Canton Palace Theatre shared some of The Theatre’s rich history and current schedule of events.

ArtsinStark is a non-profit organization that gives out grants, manages the Cultural Center, and runs the Annual Arts Campaign.  They are committed to using the arts to create smarter kids, new jobs, and healthier communities. 

Nearly 80% of all dollars they raise go out to Stark County arts organizations, artists, schools and non-profits in the form of grants.  Annually, that adds up to $1.2 million in Operating and Special Project grants to more than 100 entities.

For more information visit ArtsinStark.com, cantonfirstfriday.com, or cantonpalacetheatre.org.

 

February 18, 2011 Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. on Thursday, February 17th, in honor of Black History Month.

On Thursday, February 17 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site broadcasting live as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project.

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During the live one hour broadcast, he interviewed Donna Sadler; Vice President of Programs, Michael Davis; Director of The Minority Business Development Center and AUL Director of Operations, and Tara Regan; Director of Development and Special events.

The Akron Urban League is a non-profit social service agency, National Urban League affiliate, and United Way affiliate, which seeks to improve the economic, cultural, social, educational, and recreational conditions affecting all citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, other minorities, and those most in need. As an affiliate of the National Urban League, it reaches nationwide audiences and partners with the other 100 affiliates making it a strong proponent for programs that can be replicated across the country.

Since its founding in 1925, the agency has sought to eliminate racial and other types of discrimination and to achieve parity for African Americans and other disadvantaged persons in every phase of life.
For more information visit www.akronurbanleague.org.

 

January 28, 2011 – Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, on Friday, January 28th showcasing the FUZE! Concert Series; a collaboration between Tuesday Musical Association and Akron Art Museum.

On Friday, January 28 – Summit general manager Tommy Bruno was on-site broadcasting live as part of The Summit’s Turning Outward in the community project. He interviewed Barbara Feld; Executive Director, Tuesday Musical Association, and Mitchell Kahan; Director and CEO, Akron Art Museum.

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The Akron Art Museum and Tuesday Musical Association eagerly present another exciting series of cutting-edge performances by world-class, classically trained musicians testing new musical frontiers by fusing standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers. FUZE! returns for a third season to the intimate, up-close setting of the museum’s Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium.

Support for the event is provided by The Knight Foundation.
For more information visit www.tuesdaymusical.org and www.akronartmuseum.org.