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Civility in Akron

Help us make Akron the capital of kindness and respect.


Our 6th Annual Awards Breakfast challenged our community to be present with our neighbors, build bridges of understanding, and treat others as we want to be treated.  You can read more in this Beacon Journal article. See below to find out how you can join with us in making this goal a reality.



How can you help bring Civility to Akron?


The Love Akron Network offers several opportunities to gather with diverse groups of Christians to pray for our communities.  Learn more.


Your tax deductible donations help us host and sponsor community gatherings, prayer events, and dialogues on civility and reconciliation.  Give here.


We can’t do it alone.  The Love Akron Network partners with many other community organizations to promote civility and respect. Visit their websites to see offered programs and events.

Every One Better Birth Outcomes

Akron Urban League: it’s time to talk

Ohio Civility Project

Project Ujima



Coffee & Conversation

The coffee cup serves as a reminder of the need to be present with our neighbors, for building bridges of understanding, for treating others as we want to be treated. Consider taking a cup of coffee to someone in your neighborhood or office that you may not know well; someone who is different than you in some way. Start a conversation and begin to get to know the person. No agendas. Ask to engage again at another time, perhaps over lunch. Enter in to their story.


On the Table

A one-of-a-kind initiative, organized by Akron Community Foundation, where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. It’s an opportunity to shape our region into a strong, vibrant, safe, and dynamic place to live and work.

You can participate by either hosting a small group of no more than 12 people at your home, church, business, or other public place or by attending one of the public host gatherings. Gatherings can be for coffee, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert, etc. It can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. All materials are provided, as well as, all follow-up. You simply gather a small group and host them.

All day, October 3rd across the Greater Akron Area. www.OnTheTableAkron.com

Together Conference

A half-day conference and concert celebrating God’s gift of reconciliation and re-imagining how the Church of Akron can rally to build bridges, incite movement, and boldly step toward the people of Akron, making the gospel of Jesus Christ known to every citizen.

October 28 at 2:00 pm at The Well (647 E. Market St.) www.CitizensAkron.com