Huntington Partnership at Buchtel CLC

Another Partner for the College & Career Academies
Posted on 01/16/2020
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Students at Buchtel CLC to benefit from experiential learning in and out of the classroom

Today, Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Dr. David James joined Huntington National Bank Akron Region President Nicholas Browning to announce that Huntington National Bank will become a named integrated partner in the College & Career Academies of Akron at Buchtel CLC. Huntington will offer instructional support and real-world learning opportunities in areas of business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. The academy will be named The Huntington Academy of Global Industry and Design.

"Akron Public Schools is grateful to Huntington National Bank for joining this exciting endeavor. We are seeing tremendous results from the contributions made by our many business partners in College & Career Academies of Akron," says David W. James, Ed.D., Superintendent.

"Huntington is committed to helping people lead better lives and strengthening the neighborhoods within the City of Akron," says Nick Browning, President of the Akron Region for Huntington. "We deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with the dedicated team of educational professionals of the Akron Public Schools to shape the future of the students and family members of the College & Career Academies of Akron at Buchtel CLC."

Buchtel CLC Campus Principal Nicole Hughes also welcomed Huntington as their new partner. "Huntington's commitment to the community is inspiring, and we're grateful they wish to share their time and talent with our outstanding students and teachers," says Hughes.

The collaboration between Akron Public Schools and Huntington National Bank was formed with the help of United Way of Summit County. United Way serves as a link between the College & Career Academies of Akron and local businesses to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and to strengthen the education-to-employment pipeline in Summit County.

"Today's announcement is yet another example of Huntington National Bank's commitment to the community," said Jim Mullen, president and CEO of United Way of Summit County. "Just as they have helped United Way pursue our Bold Goals and improve the lives of local residents, I am confident Huntington's work with the College & Career Academies of Akron will help students achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond."

APS was designated a Ford Next Generation Learning Community in May 2017. Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is supporting the transformation of public high schools into career-themed academies to better prepare students for college and professional success in today's competitive global economy. College and Career Academies of Akron are supported by the following key strategic partners: GAR Foundation, United Way of Summit County, ConxusNEO, Summit Education Initiative, and Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.

About Akron Public Schools:
Akron Public Schools (APS) enrolls more than 21,000 students and employs 3,000 teaching and non-teaching professionals in Northeastern Ohio. The district, one of the state's largest and most diverse, covers 62 square miles in a city of 195,000. APS educators are committed to rigorous teaching and learning, safe learning centers, and community engagement to prepare young people to be well rounded and ready for the challenges of learning that follow in life. The goal of APS is to be the #1 urban school system in the United States. For more information about Akron Public Schools, visit

About Huntington National Bank:
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $109 billion of assets and a network of 868 full-service branches, including 12 Private Client Group offices and 1,442 ATMs across seven Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust and insurance services. Huntington also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit for more information.

About United Way of Summit County:
United Way of Summit County takes on the issues that matter most to children and families in Greater Akron. We pursue Bold Goals through forward-thinking strategies, innovative programs and hands-on work in our community. We team up with private and public leaders, local businesses and thousands of volunteers from across our community to create change that matters. Together, we are hand raisers. Game changers. Because there's a better future in store for Greater Akron, and the time is now to make it happen. Learn more at
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