Community News - Winter 2022

Posted on November 21, 2022

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CANTON MUSEUM OF ART SELECTED FOR NATIONAL GRANT 
The Canton Museum of Art was recently awarded a new Inspire! grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support its Museum To Go program. This program provides free, virtual exhibit tours and hands-on artmaking lessons to fourth- through sixth-grade students in public school classrooms throughout Stark County. The dynamic program utilizes museum exhibitions to fuel student creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving. Read more at www.starkcf.org/cma.

NEIGHBORWORKS TRAINING PROVIDED FOR LEADERS 
The Stark County Neighborhood Partnership Program hosted its first NeighborWorks training to equip local neighborhood leaders with tools for collaboration. Twenty-five leaders attended the training from Canton-area neighborhood associations in all four of the city’s quadrants. This training comes as a result of the partnership formed in 2021 between Stark Community Foundation and Community Building Partnership of Stark County Inc. to improve and expand neighborhood revitalization efforts in Stark County. Read more at www.starkcf.org/neighborworks.

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LOCAL FUNDS SUPPORT THANKSGIVING MEAL BASKETS 
Like many in our community expressing generosity this time of year, the St. Michael the Archangel Legacy Fund - Archangel Charity Subfund at Stark Community Foundation recently supported Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown to provide holiday meals for those in need. For more than 30 years, Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown has united faith communities and civic organizations in Canton in an all-volunteer effort to provide families with food at Thanksgiving. Each holiday season, 1,200 families are served. 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BEGINS EXPANSION 
The Boys and Girls Club of Massillon recently began construction on its $9.4 million, state-of-the-art youth development facility that will primarily serve disadvantaged children of Massillon and Western Stark County. To signify the launch of this expansion project, community members were invited to participate in a beam-signing event. The project includes a 30,000 square-foot facility with centers for technology, arts and music, classrooms, a kitchen, cafeteria, gymnasium and outdoor education spaces. 

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