Becoming Family.
Encouraging Potential.
Empowering Community.

First Glance is a student center located in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron where we have been welcoming students, building relationships, and impacting the Greater Akron community for over 20 years.
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Your Help Matters.

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Prayer Ninjas have had a powerful impact on our community. We have seen it!

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Students' lives are impacted when you become like family to our students.

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Why We Exist.

Our Mission.

We exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the Church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.

"First Glance has fed me, taken me in when I needed a home, and always made sure I got what I needed."

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Meeting Students Where They Are.

Becoming Family Through Life-Changing Experiences.

And many more…

We Get to Be Family.

You Help Us Make It Possible.
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