About Us  
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA Inc.) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a wide range of diverse and comprehensive services that address the needs of low-income residents of Summit County for over 40 years.

The concept of Community Action has been part of the American social fabric for over forty years. The Community Action movement dates back to 1964, when the Economic Opportunity Act was passed indicating the beginning of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.


Malcolm J. Costa

President and CEO
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
ASCA Inc. offers specific resources and educational training that promote economic self-sufficiency to low-income residents while assisting individuals and families to move upwards and out of poverty by providing a comprehensive system of education, training, support and resources that are central to the programs and services offered.

Today, Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. has an operating program budget of over $20 million and over 250 employees. ASCA Inc. has become the principal anti-poverty social service agency for Summit County.