Our Akron Hope program provides resources for students at Mason CLC and Helen Arnold 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.

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.


Spring Events

Akron Hope has many ways that you can volunteer your time this Spring! Visit the form to view volunteer opportunities for Community Connection Events, Pop-Up Pantries, and Back to School Bash.

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2024 Student Ambassador Placemaking Project

Funded by Ohio Arts Council

Providing a space to have meaningful conversations about what it means to be an active participant and leader within their own school and neighborhood spaces. This group gets to come up with an idea to do a “Placemaking Project” outside of Mason CLC to help create community and a welcoming school environment. They get to work with our team and Local Artist, Stephanie Leonardi who helps bring their ideas to life. 

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