Akron Hope provides students, families, and teachers at two elementary schools with year round programming, resources, and relationships.

We work to build community within the school, support the stability of families, and increase connection to place. 

Please join us in supporting Mason CLC & Helen Arnold CLC this holiday season by investing into our two partnered schools!

We provide you with the number of boys and girls in your class, and you shop for their presents! Bring them to us at our Drop off Day, help wrap them at our 6th Annual Wrapping Night, and they will get hand delivered to the students. We have a suggested toy list to help you with your shopping and ask that all gifts range from $10 – $15 a piece.

Your donation supports students and families with resources that extend outside of the classroom and beyond the holiday season. Provide holiday gifts, food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, housing, jobs, and access to community resources year-round! Contribute monetarily to help us reach our $6,000 fundraising goal to support families at our 2 partnered schools.

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

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Purchase gifts for students and families without going into a store. Items get sent directly to us. 


Wrap gifts at our 6th Annual Wrapping Night or give out gifts at our Family Holiday parties. Opportunities are safe and physically distant.

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. Volunteer today to provide virtual tutoring at Mfrom 9 to 10 am!

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