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THE WAY FORWARD:  Cory is a 20-year-old that came into the Employing Medina County (EMC) program two years ago. As a kid getting released from Medina County Juvenile Detention Center, he knew he was going to face some challenges after getting out. With no place to live, no job and not a clue how to function as an adult in the real world, the superintendent of the detention center referred him to United Way and the Employing Medina County...


Election Results Announced by United Way of Medina County
Officers, New and Renewing Trustees

Medina, Ohio

United Way of Medina County held a special meeting of its Board of Trustees on May 4, 2018 for the election of new and renewing trustees and the organization’s officers. Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Parzych said “Welcoming new and...

A new Ohio United Way study indicates 2 in every 5 families in the Buckeye State are now dealing with some form of financial hardship.
The United Way report introduced ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
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United Ways across Ohio recently released the results of an in-depth study, the ALICE report, on a previously poorly understood demographic—hardworking Ohioans who earn more than the federal poverty level, but less than the basic cost of living. ALICE households (ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) typically have no savings, live paycheck to paycheck, and are just one serious illness or major car repair away...

A pretty young woman of 26, with slate-blue eyes, auburn hair, and a smattering of freckles, Tabitha has already experienced enough setbacks and challenges to last a lifetime. She grew up on the near west side of Cleveland in a dysfunctional family that provided little meaningful parental supervision. At age 16, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, and had two more children before she turned 21. None of her children’s fathers...

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About 1,200 students will benefit this year from United Way of Medina County's "Stuff the Bus" campaign, and this year's collection might be the organization's biggest yet, Executive Director Cheryl Parzych said.

The July campaign encouraged community members to donate school supplies to help Medina County students in need be prepared for their first day of school.

Preliminary estimates show 21,000 items donated as of Thursday,...

The last day of the E4 Youth Summit saw youth volunteering

After learning about their leadership strengths in October, the participants of the 2016 E4 Youth Summit reunited to complete their community service projects. On November 12th, participants arrived at the Medina County Career Center to complete the projects they had chosen from Day 1 of the Summit.

All project options and advisers were brought in courtesy of the United Way of...

They went outdoors or stayed indoors. They worked with people and animals. They used their brains and did some manual labor, too.

Saturday was a morning filled with diverse, hands-on projects for high school-age youth in Medina County.

About 200 participants volunteered for United Way’s Youth Day of Action. The service work was an outgrowth of a recently held program called the E4 Youth Summit that set up opportunities for...

Volunteering in the community may seem like a formidable challenge to some, but the participants of the 2016 E4 Youth Summit say otherwise. On October 28th, participants learned about their own strengths, listened to a panel of speakers and chose volunteer opportunities within Medina county.

Mrs. Kelley Jones, a volunteer with United Way of Medina County has helped plan the Summit the past two times it’s been held. She said it was...