Funding and Fighting Child Poverty with a New Perspective

Valuable lessons have been learned in the infancy of Protecting Stark’s Future, a Stark Community Foundation-led initiative to support collaborative, community-based solutions to reduce child poverty at the neighborhood level.

October 31, 2022

100 years of providing loans for deserving students

This month, the Canton Student Loan Foundation is celebrating 100 years of assisting Stark County graduates with school expenses. More than $42 million has been extended to support 6,288 students since its inception.

October 17, 2022

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health addresses athlete mental health

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is partnering with Stark County graduate Dr. Steve Graef, a Columbus-based sports psychologist and performance coach, to guide local coaches, athletes and parents in monitoring student-athlete mental health.

October 10, 2022

National NeighborWorks training provided for local leaders

Last month, 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.

October 03, 2022

Heart of Stark: 20 years of teeing up youth for success

For 20 years, First Tee – Canton has empowered kids to build character through a unique approach that seamlessly integrates the game of golf with mentorship and a life skills curriculum.

September 27, 2022

9 acts of kindness

There’s no better feeling than when you make someone else’s entire day. It can boost your mood and spread positivity to those around you. If you’re in need of inspiration, consider these 9 easy-to-do acts of kindness.

September 22, 2022

New Funds Added to Our Family Tree

Welcome to the seventeen charitable funds established through Stark Community Foundation from January 1 through June 30, 2022.

September 22, 2022

Stark schools compete in Goodwill donation drive

In friendly competitions between rival Stark County schools, local communities are competing against each other both under the Friday night lights and in a donation drive for Goodwill’s Drive to Victory program.

September 20, 2022

Visit Canton offers new grant program to promote tourism in Stark County

Visit Canton is offering Destination Enhancement Grants in support of projects that target the development of quality amenities, attractions and facilities that enhance the visitor experience to increase the likelihood of visitation from outside the area.

September 12, 2022

A Closer Look at Camp Wakonda

For 63 years, Camp Wakonda, a ministry of Canton’s Christ Presbyterian Church, has offered retreats for adults and nondenominational summer camps for children of all ages.

September 06, 2022

Ondrejas Leaves a Legacy of Learning

Stephen Joseph Ondrejas, Jr. dedicated his life to urban planning, education and philanthropy in Ohio and Texas, helping neighborhoods develop strategic plans, teaching the next generation of leaders and growing sustainable organizations.

September 06, 2022

Using Data to Dream

When Stark Community Foundation released the Stark County Community Assessment, it never imagined it would inspire hundreds of middle schoolers to authentically and strategically dream up ideas to improve our community.

September 06, 2022

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