August 28, 2015

Our Partners

Ministry Partners

God is good. As we serve here in North Akron, we have seen many needs come around that we are not able to handle. God in His wisdom has sent us talented people who have branched from Urban Vision to start side ministries that meet a large need in our community. We would like to introduce those to you.

North Side Open Door Church

ChurchNorth Side Open Door Church was founded in 2015. It is a non-denominational church located on the corner of Cuyahoga Falls Ave. and Blain Street. Lead by Senior Pastor Jeff Smith, they are focused on being a welcoming place to learn and grown in Christ. Their ministry goes beyond walls and into the heart of the North Hill community.


Legacies of Success

legacies-logo-reverseOur Mission is to revitalize and stabilize the North Hill community as evidenced by the current residents owning their own homes, sustainable decreasing trends in crime, and increasing the safety and desirability of the neighborhoods. Candidates will be able to receive special financial training, home ownership skills, and use rent monies to ultimately purchase their own LOS home. 


World Relief

World Relief stands with the vulnerable, partnering with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transforming lives and building sustainable communities. 


Faithful Servants

Our Mission is to provide free urgent care services with a Christ-like compassion for those without insurance and the economic means to access traditional health care. 


The Ohio State University Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

legacies-logo-reverseAssists in instructing our young students on healthy living. Teaming with S.O.S. to lead a class for our 112 after school kids.

Summit Education Initiative

Summit Education Initiative helps us bridge a gap between Schools and after school educational assistance, by providing access to data (Students grades, attendance and test scores) so that we can better help our students.

Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks Provide once a month nature training. We are currently in talks to add them to our camp schedule.


Akron-Canton Food Bank

legacies-logo-reverseAfter school our kids are hungry and the Akron Food Bank helps by providing food so that our kids can focus on homework and growing skills. The food they receive helps in big ways. 

Akron Summit County Library

Akron Summit County Library has stepped into Urban Vision and helped us fill a void. They send representatives to teach computer skills such as Word, Power Point, and Excel.

Junior Achievement

The number one talked about topic in scripture is finances and Junior Achievement helps provide curriculum for our financial literacy class. Setting students up to thrive as well as understand God better.


Kent State Wick Poetry Center

legacies-logo-reverseDavid, Solomon, and others wrote great expressions of their feelings and emotions in scripture. Kent State Wick Poetry Center leads a class for our students on how to write poetry and express their emotions and feelings in a healthy way. 

Akron Peacemakers

Akron Peacemakers has joined S.O.S. to lead a community problem solving class.

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

CVCA is focused on cultivating servant leaders for Christ. They send J-trem trips, Dignity Store donations, food for Kids’ Club and so much more.