Mission

We seek to empower and support Akron teachers and students through intentional relationships, resources, and educational opportunities

Vision

A united community where every student and teacher in Akron is supported to achieve

Title 1 School

A Title 1 school is a federally funded school that is eligible for funds if 40% or more of the student population is on free or reduced lunch.

Poverty Line

A family of two adults and two children fall under the poverty line if their annual income is at or below $23,500.

Free/Reduced Lunch

Students are eligible for free and reduced lunch if their household annual income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty line.

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WHERE IS AKRON HOPE NOW?

Akron Hope is no longer a branch of Charleston Hope. As we grew, we wanted to dig our roots right here in Akron, Ohio. We are now a program of The Well CDC in Akron as part of their Supporting Place initiative. We are still the same Akron Hope and have the same values and programs. 

HOW DID AKRON HOPE START?

Akron Hope was founded by executive director Jen Vliet. Her cousin Chad Cooke was very involved in Charleston Hope in Charleston, South Carolina. After Chad's sudden passing, Jen wanted to continue Chad's dream of spreading Charleston Hope in other cities. Akron Hope became a branch of Charleston Hope in 2015.