August 8, 2017

Press

Urban Vision Founder Guest on Moody Radio Cleveland

21 November 2017

Cleveland, OH—  Urban Vision founder, Jodi Matthews, was a guest on the Brian and Kathleen Morning Show, speaking on the subject of God’s calling in your life.

About Moody Radio

Moody Radio founded in 1926, now has more than a million other listeners each day. Moody Radio helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today’s issues from a biblical worldview.

Moody Radio gives you programming in multiple ways—broadcasts, digital apps, streaming Internet stations. Wherever life takes you, Moody Radio is your trusted voice and friend as we journey together.

For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

 

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Urban Vision Honored with Investment from United Way of Summit County

17 November 2017

Akron, OH—  Urban Vision has been selected as one of 40 partner agencies and 49 programs to receive investment funding from the United Way of Summit County.  The $95,000 investment will go toward Set On Success (SOS), Urban Vision’s after school program.  

Recipients are committed to achieving United Way’s core Bold Goals. Those goals include getting 65% of Akron Public Schools’ third-graders reading at or above their grade level and getting 90% of APS high schoolers to graduate on time.

Urban Vision’s Executive Director, Rodney Matthews, had this to say about the award: “Urban Vision is honored to partner with United Way of Summit County to accomplish their Bold Goals initiatives.  We are excited about the focus on helping kids get the most out of their education and addressing the other community needs. Receiving this funding is a testament to the work of our staff, our volunteers, our students and their parents.  The funding starting with 2018/19 school year is to increase the capacity of our after-school program, Set On Success, to 150 K-12 students and to strengthen our communication with parents.”

About United Way of Summit County

United Way of Summit County takes on the issues that matter most to children and families in Greater Akron.

They pursue Bold Goals (www.uwsummit.org/boldgoals) through forward-thinking strategies, innovative programs and hands-on work in our community. United Way of Summit County teams up with private and public leaders, local businesses and thousands of volunteers from across our community to create change that matters.

Together, they are more than fundraisers. They are hand raisers. Game changers. Because there’s a better future in store for Summit County, and the time is now to make it happen. Learn more at uwsummit.org.

For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

 

 

Urban Vision Executive Director and the Rev. Paul R. Jackson Guests on Moody Radio

24 October 2017

Cleveland, OH—  Urban Vision Executive Director, Rodney Matthews and Rev. Paul R. Jackson III of the First Baptist Church of Akron were guest speakers on the Brian and Kathleen segment of Moody Radio Cleveland, discussing the topic of diversity.

About Moody Radio

Moody Radio founded in 1926, now has more than a million other listeners each day. Moody Radio helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today’s issues from a biblical worldview.

Moody Radio gives you programming in multiple ways—broadcasts, digital apps, streaming Internet stations. Wherever life takes you, Moody Radio is your trusted voice and friend as we journey together.

For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

Urban Vision Founder Returns to  Moody Radio

10 October 2017

Cleveland, OH—  On the heels of the Christian Community Development Association conference in Detroit, Urban Vision founder, Jodi Matthews, along with Clorinda Tucker, spoke on the subject of diversity during the Brian and Kathleen segment of Moody Radio Cleveland.

About Moody Radio

Moody Radio founded in 1926, now has more than a million other listeners each day. Moody Radio helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today’s issues from a biblical worldview.

Moody Radio gives you programming in multiple ways—broadcasts, digital apps, streaming Internet stations. Wherever life takes you, Moody Radio is your trusted voice and friend as we journey together.

For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

 

Urban Vision Directors have been asked to guest speak on Moody Radio’s Brian and Kathleen Morning Show.

28 August 2017

Cleveland, OH—  Urban Vision’s over the past 25 years has had the imprint of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Principles. One of those principles is giving dignity. Brian and Kathleen have asked Rodney and Jodi to come into the studio and speak on their experiences in ministry and how to help give dignity, not dependency.

Listen to the Podcast!

About Moody Radio

Moody Radio founded in 1926, now has more than a million other listeners each day. Moody Radio helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today’s issues from a biblical worldview.

Moody Radio gives you programming in multiple ways—broadcasts, digital apps, streaming Internet stations. Wherever life takes you, Moody Radio is your trusted voice and friend as we journey together.

Urban Vision invites everyone to its 25th Anniversary Celebration. For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

 

Urban Vision Executive Director Selected for Leadership Akron’s 2017-2018 Signature Program

18 August 2017

Akron, OH—  Urban Vision’s Executive Director, Rodney Matthews, has been selected for Leadership Akron’s 2017-2018 Signature Program, Class 34.

Rodney is one of thirty-six community leaders taking part in the program, which includes site visits, seminars, and connections with business leaders to discuss important issues affecting Akron. Each month, members will spend a day focusing on an issue that impacts the city, including health care, education, justice and social services.

Rodney Matthews, Urban Vision’s Executive Director, said, “I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such an important group of Akron change makers.”

About Leadership Akron

Since its founding in 1984, with the purpose to connect leaders to advance community, Leadership Akron has served over 1000 graduates who remain involved in the community.

Urban Vision invites everyone to its 25th Anniversary Celebration. For more about Urban Vision, visit www.UrbanVisionMinistry.org.

Contact

Evelina Seifert, Urban Vision

330-762-1163

evie@urbanvisionministry.org

 

Urban Vision Honored with 2017 Huntington-Akron Foundation Award

7 August 2017

Akron, OH—  Urban Vision has been selected received the 2017 Huntington-Akron Foundation Award, honoring its legacy and achievements in holistic ministry to the people of their North Hill neighborhood of Akron.

Urban Vision received the award at a private Huntington-Akron Foundation Award Reception on Tuesday, August 1, at Firestone Country Club, amidst preparation for the Bridgestone Invitational. Founders Rodney and Jodi Matthews accepted the award from Huntington-Akron President Nicholas Browning, together with several Urban Vision staff members, board members, and interns. A $15,000 grant from The Huntington-Akron Foundation also accompanied this award.

Rodney Matthews, Urban Vision’s Executive Director, said, “We are humbled by the recognition of the work we do in the North Hill community to meet the needs of the people with dignity.”

 

About the Huntington-Akron Foundation Award  

The Huntington-Akron Foundation Award was created to honor organizations and foundations in Akron for their outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people in the Akron area and the communities in which they live.

 

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