Our Akron Hope program provides resources for students at Mason CLC to succeed academically and emotionally and provides opportunities to connect families to stable housing, livable waged jobs, and each other.
While functioning as a community partner that also provides holistic support to school staff – we choose to invest our time and resources into people – helping our neighborhood school become a place of family and relational stability.
Akron Hope has many ways that you can volunteer your time this Fall! Visit the form to view volunteer opportunities for Community Connection Events, Pop-Up Pantries, and Back to School Bash.
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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.
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.