THE EXCHANGE HOUSE

What Is The Exchange House?

A place based on an identity

A vibrant refugee community exists in the North Hill neighborhood, which presents an opportunity to build and ascend through the culture that is unique to the neighborhood.

A Housing solution

The City of Akron, Ohio is faced with population declines, excessive housing stock, and a lowered tax base to maintain existing infrastructure. The Exchange House project combats this trend by converting a vacant house in the North Hill neighborhood into a cultural hostel and gathering space. It works to exemplify the benefits of shared housing while reducing the negative side effects experienced in rapidly transforming areas.

A cultural hub

The Exchange House would be programmed according to the refugee population’s traditions, and allow existing immigrants to invite community members to stay in Akron, providing a place for the non-immigrant community to stay and engage with its new population.

A Bridge

The Exchange House works to engage the diverse international community that exists in Akron, and to provide a space that creates invitations for additional immigrants to temporarily reside in the North Hill neighborhood, transfer skills, and bridge barriers between communities.

Exchange House Events

April 2017

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  • Open House Hours
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  • Nepali Applause Rehe…
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  • ArtsNow/Knight Found…
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  • Open House Hours
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  • Open House Hours
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  • Driving Test Class S…
  • Project Learn ESL Cl…
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  • Open House Hours
  • Tour with Cleveland …
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  • New American Driving…
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  • Big Love Community M…
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  • Open House Hours
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  • Open House Hours
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  • Nepali Applause Fund…
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  • New Americans Safe D…
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  • WISH Core Meeting
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The Knight Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Better Block Foundation

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