First Glance is an Urban Youth Center that serves students and young adults ages birth through 29 years old in Kenmore. and greater Akron. It's the location where the Chapel in Kenmore gathers each Sunday. They exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the Church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.
First Glance's mission: We exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.
The Well CDC
The Well Community Development Corporation (CDC) will work with like-minded partners to create affordable housing, a thriving economy and place-making initiatives, while reinvesting worth, value, and dignity back into the individual lives and social health of the neighborhoods of Akron. Rebuilding community through relationships.
The Well is passionate about rebuilding communities through relationships, and we are too. Flourishing individuals is directly tied to the ability to decide for oneself. We support The Well in the work of empowering others to achieve their dreams by leading healthy and liberated lives.
The Well's mission: we exist to give worth, value, and dignity back to the communities of Akron.
South-Street's mission is, "Unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ's sake." This heart drives their service to our community in several ways:
- Unlikely Partners — Bringing together folks from different backgrounds, classes, and walks to work together for a common community good..
- Taking Shared Risks — Everyone puts some skin in the game at South Street, together we risk our finances, safety, and selves to see lives and communities restored.
- To Renew Our Community — We desire to see South Akron and Summit Lake as good places to live for all people, with safe streets, viable jobs, close grocery stores, and good friends.
- For Christ’s Sake — We are Christians, but Christ’s sake is deeper. For the sake of Christ we suffer, serve, give, and lose to see Christ formed in our neighbor and in ourselves.