In this issue of informDD, start dreaming big with Symphonie’s success story, see the impact Summit DD staff made for Akron Public Schools, and mark your calendars for two empowering community events—the Look Beyond art show and ReelAbilities Film Festival.
Archives by Month: August 2019
Summit DD Gives Back: United Way
Summit DD staff recently volunteered at United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus event—an essential community program designed to collect and sort school supplies for students from all 28 Akron Public Elementary Schools. The event hosted hundreds of volunteers representing many local businesses and organizations, including Firestone, Signet Jewelers, Enterprise, PNC Bank, Continental Tire, and more. Together, the volunteers sorted and packed school supplies for every single elementary school student in Akron—that’s 10,500 back packs! Read More ›
Dream Big: Symphonie’s Story
“If your dreams aren’t scary, they aren’t big enough,” shared Symphonie with a glowing smile. Within a matter of minutes, you quickly discover her infectious personality, plus her desire to positively impact others. “Even though I have a physical challenge, I can help people. Helping people is my thing,” she continued. Symphonie was born with cerebral palsy, but she has never let it hold her back. Read More ›