About University Park Alliance

University Park Alliance is a non-profit community development corporation, dedicated to advancing an ambitious strategy of transformation for University Park, the 50-block neighborhood surrounding The University of Akron.  UPA's comprehensive urban reinvestment development strategy is rooted in the importance of "placemaking," a holistic approach to community revitalization that plans and designs communities based on the needs of the people. UPA's efforts are organized around four programmatic areas: real estate development, economic development, social and human capital development, and community/civic engagement development.

Funding  |  Institutional Partner Member Directors  | Community Member Directors

UPA Staff  |  Professional Affiliations  

 

 

University Park Alliance

Citi Center

146 South High Street, Room 610

Akron Ohio 44308

New phone: 330-375-2243

 

 

 

 

 

 


UPA was established through a major grant from the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
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UPA Board of Directors

 

Institutional Partner Member Directors

Akron Children’s Hospital - William H. Considine

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority - Anthony W. O’Leary*

Akron Public Schools - David W. James - Board President*

City of Akron - Donald L. Plusquellic

Greater Akron Chamber - Daniel C. Colantone

Summa Health System - Thomas J. Strauss


Community Member Directors

Ethel L. Chambers

John Falatok - Board Treasurer*

Ann Lane Gates

Patrice Lange - Board Secretary*

J. Bret Treier

 

*Member of the Executive Committee


 UPA Staff

 

Marilyn Boley, administrative services coordinator email

 

Professional Affiliations


 CEO's for Cities

 

Social Enterprise Alliance    


ULI

 

We're moving our office!
Effective July 16th, 2014 our new address   University Park Alliance Citi Center 146 South High Street, Rm 610 Akron, OH 44308   New phone: 330-375-2243