Category: News Archive

Summer Youth Employment Registration Requirements

In order to register for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program interested participants and families must bring the following documentation to an in-person registration event at the Akron Urban League (440 Vernon Odom Blvd, Akron, Ohio 44307) ID, Driver’s License, or social security cards for all members of the household. Birth Certificates or proof of

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Akron Urban League Announces President’s Leadership and Community Service Award Winners

Akron, Ohio—March 30, 2017— The Akron Urban League is proud to announce the recipients of its President’s Leadership and Community Service awards, to be presented at the agency’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bernett Williams, Vice President of External Affairs at Akron Children’s

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As we celebrate Black History month realize there is still work to do.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford decreed Black History Month a national observance. While this was the validation of the observance, how and why did this recognition begin? In 1926 historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association of the Study of Negro Life and History, declared the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.”

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We are seeking extraordinary women! Nominate today.

The Akron Urban League announces their 92nd Annual Gala will now include the “Academy of Leaders Induction in 2017. The gala will be held on August 18, 5:30 – 6:30 pm reception, dinner at 6:45 pm and program at 7:30 pm, at the Grand Quaker Station, 130 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio, 44325. This program

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National Urban League Releases Scorecard on Presidency of Barack Obama

Click here to read the full report.  The Obama Administration Scorecard is a publication of the National Urban League.

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Opportunities to join the Akron Urban League team!

We are currently seeking individuals to join our finance department at the Akron Urban League. We are hiring for the following positions: Position: Finance Manager Job Description: Plans and directs accounting activities within the Finance department by assisting in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or

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Career Pathways

Summit County Agencies meet to discuss ex-offender services.

Over 20 Summit County agencies were represented at the Akron Urban League’s first annual Career Pathways Summit on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. The purpose: to develop a holistic and collaborative approach, across various service providers, to effectively serve ex-offenders, returning citizens and at-risk juveniles. The Summit arose from a series of focus groups conducted by

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Akron Urban League Scholarship Program

Scholarship Applications Now Available

For the 31st consecutive year, the Akron Urban League will offer scholarships to high school seniors, residing and attending school in Summit County, sponsored by community groups, corporations, and higher education institutions. To apply, students must meet the following criteria: Reside in and attend a high school located in Summit County, Ohio. Applicants must be in

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NYT Bestselling Author Antwone Fisher to Keynote Akron Urban League’s MLK Day Celebration.

The Akron Urban League is pleased to present its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This breakfast is an opportunity for all residents of Summit County to come together and share in Dr. King’s vision of a more just and equitable union. New York Times best selling

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2016 Summer Youth Employment Information Available.

The Summit County Department of Job & Family Services (SCDJFS), under the direction of Executive Russ Pry, is excited to announce that the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program recruitment is under way.  Our program partners Akron Urban League & Tri-County JOG are recruiting both youth participants and employer work sites now. This year the following details

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