Calendar of Events

Community Read & Wellness Week

During May 50 copies of the book The Happiness Advantage will be circulating around Hudson. Students k-12 will take part in various wellness activities in the school buildings. Residents  interested in reading the book, contact Laura Jones at

  • April 30 - May 4, 2018

Uncharted Waters:
What every senior needs to know before going to college

Community First with grant support from the Hudson Rotary and working with the Hudson Schools, sponsors this in depth day-long program for seniors. Topics like balancing a checkbook, fire safety on campus, homework anxiety, signing contracts, date rape, homesickness, alcohol and drugs are just a few of the areas addressed by various professionals selected by the school leaders. This is the second year for this successful and informative college readiness program. Last year, over 400 graduating seniors took part. Volunteers needed that day. Contact 330-807-1517 if interested.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Hudson High School

The Great Grape Escape
Register here!

A ladies night out Fall Fundraiser to support the programs and activities of Hudson Community First. Held at Lager & Vine and includes wine tasting, fabulous food, a Chinese raffle and lots of fun!

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Lager & Vine

Hidden in Plain Sight

Presented by Community First's Community of Concern

Join Community First on Wednesday, October 18 at the Hudson Middle School Commons. Doors open at 6 pm to view the room and the presentation begins at 7 pm. Hidden in Plain Sight is a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments in 2011.  The display exhibit appears to be the bedroom of the average teenager.  But items that are taken for granted as nothing but the usual accessories may actually be signals that the teenager could be involved in risky and even illegal activity including substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more.  Exploration and interaction with the exhibit is encouraged.  Adults in attendance will be able to get a up-close look at the items in the room and be shown how they can be used.  Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished by the Bath and Copley Township Police presentation. Don't miss this must see program! For more information contact Laura Gasbarro at 330-807-1517. Please note that this is an adults only presentation.
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Take a Second. Make a Difference
Month and Luncheon

During the month of October community members and youth are reminded that a simple act of kindness can make a big difference in a child’s life.  Schools and community organizations have programming and activities to promote “Making a Difference”. The Take a Second. Make a Difference Luncheon recognizes community members who have been  nominated for Taking a Second and Making a Difference for youth in our community.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2017


Program builds developmental assets in Hudson Youth by providing an evening in which the entire community joins together to address the problem of the over scheduling of youth by cancelling all homework and after school activities. Promoted at a “Family Night” to spend time together.

  • Thursday, November 6th 2017

Career Panel / Intern for a Day

The Career Panel presentations educate students and parents about diverse career opportunities and the Intern for a Day program gives students the opportunity to Intern for a Day with participating businesses.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2017 at HHS and Thursday, February 16th, 2018 at WRA.

Holiday Gift Shoppe / Community Craft Fair

The Holiday Gift Shoppe provides the opportunity for young children.…with the help of an older elf… to purchase small gifts for their family.  The craft fair provides our community with the chance to purchase unique gifts for the holidays.

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018, 10:00am Hudson Middle School

Toast to Hudson Fundraiser

Join Community First for an evening to make a Toast to our great community and the people who give their time and efforts to continue to make Hudson a great place to live and raise a family.  Proceeds from the event benefit CF and HCF.

Community of Concern / No one starts with heroin

See Something... Say Something.

More information coming soon.

Get involved!

We are always looking for new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for the 2018-19 school year, please email Laura Jones at

Current News

January 31
Intern for a Day/Career a Panel
The Chapel at WRA
9-12 graders welcome to attend
Hear about different careers and sign up to intern with the professionals presenting


March 28
Jersey Mike's Day of Giving
Nationwide, Jersey Mike franchises select a local charity to support during the month of March. Community First has been selected by the local Jersey Mike's! Thanks to owners Andrew and Roger Sample, 100% of the proceeds from the sales on March 28 will be donated to Community First.  Watch for special Jersey Mike promotions all during the month of March that will benefit Community First and Hudson kids. Proceeds will support programming. We appreciate the support from this local merchant!


Prescription Drug Collection
Date TBA







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