resources & relationships

Akron Hope seeks to build relationships with students, families, and teachers at Mason CLC to leverage resources, increase family engagement, and provide access to quality, affordable housing. We support Helen Arnold CLC to improve 3rd grade OST (Ohio State Test) scores and increase parent involvement within the school.

WANT TO INVEST IN STUDENTS IN A BIGGER WAY? Volunteer for In-Classroom Tutoring!

You will be paired 1:1 to work with a student to support reading, comprehension, and digital skills while encouraging social and emotional learning.
Tutoring takes place on Friday Mornings for one hour and begins Friday September 24 and goes until Friday December 10th.

Mason CLC: 4th grade students l 10-11am
Helen Arnold CLC: 3rd Grade Students l 9-10am
Tutoring Requirements
  • 18+ years of age
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must wear a mask when tutoring inside an APS building
  • Attend a 1.5 hour volunteer training

Children are better positioned for success if their neighborhoods have quality schools, accessible job opportunities, and safe places for recreation. Lack of stable housing is linked to chronic absenteeism, low test scores, low parent involvement, and classroom turnover. It can discourage students from graduating from high school, prevents upward economic mobility over the long-term, and hinders families from growing lasting community connections that are imperative for physical and mental health. Through the Akron Hope program, The Well CDC seeks to decrease the 61% mobility rate at Mason CLC to 50% over the next 3 years.

What we do

Classroom Tutoring

Community Connection Events

Student Civic Engagement Cohort

Hope Closet


Classroom Tutoring

Community Connection Events




Mason CCL 4th Grade IEP student test scores increased by 60% and overall scores increased by 9% with no other interventions.

Helen Arnold CLC 3rd graders scored 3 points higher than the district average and had the highest test scores in the school. 99% of 3rd graders advanced to 4th grade since 2017.


Impacted 3,059 students, 150 teachers, and 1,500+ volunteers since 2016.

The Well CDC exists to give worth, value, and dignity back to the communities of Akron.

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   (330) 815-1062

  647 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44304