Missional Allies

Looking for a place to be on mission?

We work alongside a number of great groups, organizations, and businesses that seek to build up the Kingdom of God. Some of them have been innovated within our community, some of them have started separately from our community.

Jesus spoke much about building the Kingdom of God in Matthew 13:1-52. We want to partner with individuals who live out their faith by their words and actions (Col. 3:17), serving alongside them by the power and inspiration of the gospel to make our neighborhoods, streets, city and world a better place in preparation for when the King of Kings will make all things new!

First Glance

First Glance is a youth center that operates in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron. Kenmore and Greater Akron is their home, their family & their community. For over 20 years, they’ve hosted a wide variety of programming for students of all ages. They offer teenagers and young adults a safe place where they are loved, valued and ultimately, through Christ, are provided with hope. They have seen over 9,800 different students come through their doors and leave as a part of their family, empowered to reach their potential & become who they were created to be.


OUR MISSION: To enhance our community by reaching out to all residents to engage them in effecting cultural, artistic, recreational and business revitalization.

glory in the beat

We’re a 501c3 organization that exists to engage and impact the culture through Hip-Hop, R&B and Christ-centered conversations that bring glory to God and edify the soul.

Just a Dad From Akron

Four years ago— Kenny Lambert was homeless, and addicted to drugs & alcohol. The birth of his daughter, Amelia, became the catalyst for his own self-growth. He’s now many years sober, and the owner of Just A Dad From Akron. He grew up in the Akron/Kenmore neighborhood and felt driven to inspire change in the community. In March 2020, He made the decision to launch Just A Dad From Akron. It would be more than just a brand. He thought to himself, “This is a movement.” A Movement built to inspire anyone in the community who would listen, to “Be the change Akron needs”.

Just A Dad From Akron sells apparel printed with branding and positive messages to empower the wearer. From there, they use a portion of the proceeds to host free events and offer relief to the community through different outreach programs. Their goal is to continue providing service to the community in hopes to promote change, positivity and inspiration.

Urban Vision

Urban Vision is empowering the diverse neighborhood of North Hill’s Children and Families to reach their highest potentials!

Love Akron

Love Akron is making a collective impact through unifying the colors, cultures, and congregations of Greater Akron to see it thrive. We as a Church partner with the “One City” Initiative to expand the Kingdom into greater Akron.

Srina Tea House & Cafe

SRINA® is more than just tea – it is a socially responsible business that promotes economic development for the farmers and inspires healthy living among tea drinkers. Through the sale of organic tea, what began with 18 farmers and tea cultivators has grown into a dedicated team of women and men who have improved the lives of both producers and consumers alike. SRINA is located at 975 Kenmore Blvd. Akron and is a hub for social connection in our neighborhood where folks can get together, drink great coffee and tea, and eat amazing high-quality food!

akron dream center

Akron Dream Center is a faith based non profit organization that exists to help dreams come to life by sharing hope in Christ with under-served individuals and families in Akron, Ohio through providing relief and restoration for practical and spiritual needs.

To borrow an old adage – “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, feed him for life.”  We want to do both!

jadfa house

Here at The JADFA House, 501(c)3, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginning, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: faith, recovery, community. Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. The JADFA House, 501(c)3 emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Community is essential for maintaining and enjoying sobriety, avoiding feelings of isolation, rediscovering self, and connecting with others who understand what you’re experiencing. The end of a treatment program is just the beginning of a lifelong recovery journey.