God is good. While we meet many needs of our community, we can’t meet them all. God in His wisdom has sent us talented people to walk alongside with us in our mission. We would like to introduce those to you.
Urban Vision’s Financial Partners (whether foundational, church, or in-kind) can be found on our Finances page.
The Ohio State University Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
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
While the Summit Metro Parks is a gem in our community with its beautiful parks and trails, they are more than that. Our kids look eagerly look forward to the on-site nature training, learning about the environment and our community.
Akron-Canton Food Bank
Akron Summit County Library
Akron Summit County Library has stepped into Urban Vision and helped us fill a void, teaching computer skills such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel, as well as story time with our preschool students (On Your Mark).
The number one talked about topic in scripture is finances and Junior Achievement helps provide curriculum for our financial literacy class. The goal is to teach students much-needed financial readiness skills as well as understand God better.
Kent State Wick Poetry Center
David, 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.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
North Side Open Door Church
North Side Open Door Church was founded in 2015. Lead by Senior Pastor Jeff Smith, the church is focused on being a welcoming place to learn and grow in Christ. Their ministry goes beyond walls and into the heart of the North Hill community.
Legacies of Success
The mission of Legacies of Success is to revitalize and stabilize the North Hill community by identifying homes eligible for rehabilitation, providing repairs and then renting the homes to qualified residents.
We’re very thankful to have worked in the past with the following ministries.
Sponsored by the Akron Mayor’s Office of Community Relations, the PeaceMakers is an anti-crime/youth civic program designed to facilitate Akron’s youth about their government, community organization, and police.