Akron Promise removes barriers to educational attainment, workforce participation, and economic mobility for each student in Akron Public Schools by connecting students and families to appropriate supports, resources, and opportunities.
Akron Promise envisions an equitable and thriving city where each student reaches their full potential, making Akron the community of choice to live and work.
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After years of observing and studying models in other communities, Akron Promise was formed in 2016 to advocate for, and bring to our community, a universal education and life achievement program.
In 2017, Akron Promise started the process to implement direct programs for students at Kenmore-Garfield High School (now Garfield CLC). These include the Kenmore-Garfield Student Advocates, ACT Testing Support programs and the Akron Promise Stark State College Scholarship.
In 2019, Akron Promise established the “Student Success Team” as a peer support network to help students prepare for life after high school. We partner with the AVID program along with other organizations at both Innes and Garfield CLCs.
In 2022, Akron Promise embarked on an initiative to ensure that each student of Garfield CLC has access to quality, and tuition-free post-secondary opportunities. More information on our ongoing campaign can be found here.