Everyday Akron Stories, Non-Profit Feature

Keep Akron Beautiful | Non-Profit Feature

We need volunteer help and want people to start helping us clean up Akron! The pandemic really negatively affected KAB and we are hopeful to gain volunteers and people who will help.

Jacqui Ricchiuti, CEO of Keep Akron Beautiful

How and when did the non-profit get started? 

Keep Akron Beautiful began in 1981.

What are the mission and vision of the non-profit?

“Improving Akron’s quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.”

What is your focus in now? Who do you help and why? 

We need help removing the litter in Akron – it is overwhelming! We have lost a lot of our community service workers and we can’t seem to get it cleaned fast enough.

Where is the non-profit headed? What do you hope to accomplish in the future? 

We hope to have a clean, beautiful city that everyone loves to live, work and play in.

How can people get involved?

You can get involved with Keep Akron Beautiful by volunteering and donating.

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Special thanks to Jacqui Ricchiuti, CEO of Keep Akron Beautiful, for sending these answers and providing photos. If you’d like a non-profit you’re involved with to be featured on the Everyday Akron blog, sign up today.