Reserve Your Spots for Leadership Akron: Edge

In partnership with Torchbearers, Leadership Akron: Edge is a high-energy addition to any internship or new hire experience. The summer program connects your interns or early career professionals to Akron as a place to build a life and a career.  With access to community decision-makers and behind-the-scenes tours of our greatest assets, Edge heightens talent […]

Torchbearers S.P.A.R.C. Meaningful Change

In 2015, Torchbearers was awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight foundation to help enhance Greater Akron. To that end, Torchbearers dedicated $25,000 to establish the S.P.A.R.C. program – Small Projects Achieving Real Change. The idea behind the initiative was to encourage members to partner with community leaders and organizations to […]

Downtown Akron Unveils Outdoor Audio System

New visual and audio features have been installed in seven unused phone booths with the purpose of bringing art and streamed music to the sidewalks of Downtown Akron. West Akron residents Allyson Boyd and Kat Pestian received a $4,000 grant from the Knight Foundation through the Torchbearers’ S.P.A.R.C. (“Small Projects Achieving Real Change”) project to […]

Passing the Torch: From One President to Another

By Michael Wilson I first met Nicole through Torchbearers, and five years later, she has grown to become one of my very best friends. Seeing her passion and dedication towards the amazing city that we call home has been an inspiration, and she’s not alone. She has led the entire organization that is full of […]

Torchbearers announces Class of 2017

Torchbearers is proud to announce the selection of 42 emerging leaders for its Class of 2017. These individuals represent a diverse group of emerging leaders and a strong professional cross section from across the Greater Akron region. Members of this new class will take part in the year-long Torchbearers Leadership Development curriculum focused around community […]

Torchbearers welcome incoming UA freshmen

On Saturday, August 27, in collaboration with the University of Akron, Torchbearers helped connect, engage and educate the University’s incoming freshmen about the Greater Akron area with a new event during the University’s “New Roo Weekend.” Torchbearers worked with Pritt Entertainment Group to help tell the story of why Akron is a great place to […]

Torchbearers take on Cincinnati and return inspired

As a bus full of 35 Akronites rolled into the Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati on June 5, smart phones began taking pictures and tagging social media posts with the hashtag “#TB2Cincy.” There was no question that the working minds of Torchbearers of Akron had arrived, and they were eager to learn about the southwest Ohio […]