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
North 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
Our 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.
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
Akron-Canton Food Bank
Akron Summit County Library
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
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.