Community Learning Centers have brought school districts and communities together in a very profound way. The partnerships necessary for CLC’s have been a “game changer” for districts that have successfully implemented them. It is an effort that takes commitment and dedication, but well worth it in the end.

This meeting is an opportunity to hear from district leaders and community partners in the Akron Public School District. They are in the midst of an ambitious effort to create CLC’s in all of their school buildings.


Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

10 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
Steve Horton, OSBA Liaison to the Urban Network
10:10 a.m.
Community Learning Center Panel Discussion – Development, funding, implementation and partnerships
Dr. David James, Akron Public Schools Superintendent; Marco Sommerville, City of Akron; Jim Mullen, United Way of Summit County; Debra Foulk, Akron Public Schools, Business Affairs; Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr., Former Akron Public Schools Board Member; Bruce Alexander, Current Akron Public Schools Board Member
11:45 a.m.
Lunch break
12:10 p.m.
Legislative Update – Ohio’s new budget bill
Nicole Piscitani, OSBA Lobbyist
12:30 p.m.
CLC resources and potential legislation and funding at the federal level
Stuart McIntyre, Ohio Federation of Teachers
12:45 p.m.
Update on the Ohio State Report Card
1 p.m.