50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Not Your Average Joe
When Joe Tucker earned his degree in Applied Mathematics from The University of Akron, it’s hard to know what career options he was measuring. But, there’s no doubt, he was counting his blessings. As a husband, father, city advocate, avid Christian and Eagle Scout, Joe soon realized that his degree wasn’t about saving pennies, but more about saving lives. As the Executive Director of South Street Ministries, serving the South Akron and Summit Lake neighborhoods, Joe has been instrumental in outreach programs, such as the Front Porch Café and Bike Shop, utilizing the workforce and recognizing the ingenuity of those living in the area.
Joe’s involvement with the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, a partnership of the United Way of Summit County and the Akron Area YMCA, has not only assisted him in growing his own skills as a leader but also connecting him with others who recognize the assets of emerging leaders in a community.
Joe is one of those leaders. He’s a prime example of working with others to yield the highest return on their collective investment.