April 1, 2015 | By CATCH Global Foundation
From the Akron Beacon Journal:
“The Summit County CATCH Collaborative, or SC3, is a new initiative designed to address childhood obesity by helping children develop and sustain healthy dietary and physical activity patterns. It is one of several programs that will be funded by United Way of Summit County over the next three years.
On Tuesday, United Way announced that its 2014 fundraising campaign netted $12.75 million. The total, which fell $50,000 short of the 2014 goal, represents the fifth consecutive year that the charity has set a fundraising record. Donations this year exceeded the 2013 record by $550,000.
…Over the next three years, its awards will focus on the health impact area. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) will receive $70,000 annually for three years, plus $7,500 in the first year to fund an AmeriCorps VISTA position. The VISTA member will serve as the coordinator for SC3’s CATCH initiative.”