About GAR

A Closer Look

The Official GAR Blog

To our grantees, partners, and colleagues: Welcome to our new blog, A Closer Look. In an effort to help you get to know us better, we will be posting articles, letters, links, and comments to this space periodically.  We hope that this will give us an opportunity to address, in a little more depth, some of the questions about GAR that come up from time to time. We also hope to engage you around issues, elicit your input and ideas, and occasionally even entertain you!

Christine A. Mayer, President


Six Simple and Effective Social Media Tips for Small Nonprofits 

July 24, 2014

 Between program management, administrative duties, fundraising, and day-to-day issues, many small nonprofit organizations often times lack both the capacity and resources to keep up with online communication efforts.

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Addressing Racial Achievement Gaps 

June 24, 2014

 Addressing the issue of racial achievement gaps in our country is certainly not a new theme. Opportunity and  equal access to success have been a focus of discussions and policies for years. In fact, it’s the ramifications of  many of these policies that impacted the fate of families across the nation and hindered the development of children of color. 

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SPARK Summit County: Making Education Fun 

June 03, 2014

A month before graduating from SPARK and beginning kindergarten, four-year- old Shalaya demonstrates how to wave her arms and move her shoulders just like the animals from her favorite book.

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Next Steps for Arts & Culture in Summit County 

May 13, 2014
The Summit County Arts & Culture presented its recommendations developed by work groups at its May 6 town hall meeting at the Northwest Akron Branch library. Attendance consisted of a Read More
 
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Summit County Arts & Culture Town Hall Meeting  

May 02, 2014
Led by the efforts of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, and the oversight from a 19-member advisory committee, the Arts and Culture Assessment was conducted to evaluate Read More
 
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