Archives for June 17, 2022

On Juneteenth…

As this holiday enters the mainstream—declared a national holiday just last year—it’s important for us to remember that truly honoring the struggle that Black people have faced and continue to overcome cannot start and end at Juneteenth.


Wean Foundation Board of Directors Meets at Amphitheater

Bethia Burke, president of the Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future, was the guest speaker at the meeting. She shared insights from her fund’s “Where are the Workers” analysis.


Where are the workers in Greater Akron? ‘Right under your nose,’ chamber president says

The work initially focused on Summit, Medina and Portage counties, partly funded by the Summit and Medina Workforce Area, but it eventually expanded into a broader regional 11-county research project, led by the Fund for Our Economic Future.


Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award

The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.

The Fund for our Economic Future