About Us  


Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a wide range of diverse and comprehensive services that address the needs of low-income residents of Summit County.

Our programs are designed to create a continuum of services that can work independently, but also function as a pathway to self-reliance.

The concept of Community Action has been part of the American social fabric for over 50 years. The Community Action movement dates back to 1964, when the Economic Opportunity Act was passed indicating the beginning of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. also offers specific resources and educational training that promote economic self-sufficiency to low-income residents while assisting individuals and families to move upwards and out of poverty.

Today, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. has an operating program budget of over $20 million and over 250 employees and has become the principal anti-poverty social service agency for Summit County.

Akron Summit Community works to better focus available, local, state, federal, and private resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, to gain access to new opportunities, and to achieve economic self-sufficiency.


Malcolm J. Costa

President and CEO
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.