To all NEOMED faculty, staff and students who reside in Greater Akron - or who care at all about the growth and vitality of the Akron area -
On the Table Greater Akron is back in 2018. Please bring your lunch and join me on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at noon in Cook Alumni Hall to share a brown bag luncheon with your Akron-area advocates as a part of the On the Table Greater Akron initiative. On the Table Greater Akron was first convened in the Fall of 2017 as a one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents, from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gathered to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen the Akron community and the region. From that initial conversation the most concerning issues confronting the community were identified. These include”
- Economic Issues and Poverty
- Equity and Social Inclusion
- Drugs & Addiction
- Education & Youth Development
- Public Safety and the Judicial System
This year's edition of On the Table Greater Akron will focus on your ideas on how to tackle these issues. You need not to have participated in the 2017 gathering to join the 2018 On the Table Greater Akron discussion at NEOMED. ALL ARE WELCOME. It’s an opportunity to further shape our community into a strong, vibrant, safe and dynamic place to live and work.
On the Table Greater Akron is being organized by the Akron Community Foundation with support from the Knight Foundation. The data and perspectives derived from these conversations will help shape Akron Community Foundation’s proactive community investments. The only string attached is that you will have to sign in and leave your email address so that you can respond to a survey after the event. The email address will only be used for the On the Table email survey.
We live in and contribute to a great region. This is an opportunity for your voices to be heard.
I hope to see you on Oct. 3.
Steven P. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences