College & Career Academies Adds Another Partner

APS in the News
Posted on 01/17/2020
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When Huntington National Bank leaders committed to a substantial investment in Akron Public Schools’ College and Career Academies, they set their sights on one school: Buchtel Community Learning Center.

“It’s in a neighborhood that’s a big focus of ours,” Akron Region President Nicholas Browning said.

That meant a lot to Buchtel’s campus principal, Nicole Hughes.

“I think that having an organization like Huntington National Bank choose Bucthel CLC demonstrates their commitment to equity and access,” Hughes said.

Historically, she said, in low-income communities and communities of people of color, that investment is often not there.

The school district on Thursday announced Huntington Bank as a named academy partner in Buchtel’s second College and Career Academy, joining Summa Health. It is the 10th such partner in APS. Read more here >>.

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