Our Holidays of Hope program provides every student with a new and wrapped Holiday gift that gets hand delivered to 32 classrooms through Adopt A Classroom.

Adopt A Family supports 20 families with Holiday gifts, household items, and other needs. 

This program supports our two year-round Akron Public Elementary school partners–Mason CLC and Helen Arnold CLC.

This is our 7th year of this program. Every year it continues to bring joy to students,  families, and teachers. We are excited to announce that all classrooms and families have been adopted but have other ways to get involved financially or with your time!

Why Give Financially?

Your monetary contributions support Akron Hope this Holiday season and beyond. Akron Hope provides year- round programming to students, families, and teachers at Mason CLC and Helen Arnold CLC. This includes in-classroom tutoring, community connection events, civic engagement cohorts, and more! 

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Mail a check to The Well CDC, c/o Kelly Ashley
647 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44304.
Memo line: Akron Hope

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. 

Click below to volunteer during October and November with such events as Trunk or Treat or Movie Night!

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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  647 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44304