Granted by the Akron Community Foundation

Granted by the Akron Community Foundation
Posted on 03/02/2018
CCAA LogoAKRON, Ohio (March 2, 2018) – Today, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling more than $4.5 million, an all-time high for its quarterly grant distributions, bringing its lifetime grantmaking total to more than $150 million.

Nearly $1.1 million of that total will support educational programs, including a $30,000 grant to Akron Public Schools.  The grant will help prepare teachers for the instructional shift to implement the new College & Career Academies model. Teachers will work in teams of small learning communities structured around a common theme. The goal of the College & Career Academies is to prepare students with skills that will make them competitive for college admissions or for high-demand, high-wage careers.

“We are focusing on transferrable skills,” said Rachel Tecca, director of the College & Career Academies at Akron Public Schools. “Which means we’re focusing on teaching students to think critically, work collaboratively (and) be creative.”

Additionally, our partner, Kent State University Foundation, received a $15,000 grant to support a residential summer design program for students in Akron Public Schools’ College & Career Academies.  

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