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Stark Community Foundation Announces Inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future Grant Recipients

Stark Community Foundation Announces Inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future Grant Recipients

Date: July 28, 2021

Stark Community Foundation today announced nearly $430,000 in inaugural Protecting Stark’s Future grants to 12 organizations to address child poverty in Stark County. In partnership with the United Way of Greater Stark County, Protecting Stark’s Future supports collaborative community-based solutions to reduce child poverty at the neighborhood level. This initiative grew from recent data-driven work and the release of Protecting Stark’s Future: A Call to Coordinate Child Poverty Strategies, an eye-opening 2020 study of the child... Continue Reading

Massillon Charitable Funds Award $26,000 to Local Organizations

Date: July 14, 2021

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – The Massillon Community Charitable Fund and The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded $26,000 in grants to local organizations serving the Massillon area. This year’s grant recipients include: Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health – $2,000 to provide case management services to dialectical behavioral therapy clients from Western Stark County Hospice of Tuscarawas County – $4,000 to provide meaningful end-of-life experiences for Western Stark County... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 23 with MENTORSTARK

Date: June 28, 2021

In this episode of Straight from Stark, learn about MENTORSTARK, a coalition of mentoring programs and individuals that have come together to positively impact the community, share resources and form connections. Hear from Executive Director Laurie Moline about its mission to connect young people with supportive mentors and how you can get involved. About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our community about... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 22 with Beyond the Game

Date: May 28, 2021

The team at Beyond the Game understands how instrumental sports can be in equipping children with life-long skills at an early age, and they've crafted programming that develops both athletic skills and character. In this episode of our Straight from Stark video series, learn about the organization and its commitment to preparing youth for life after sports. Founded and led by Devin Jordan, a former football player of The Ohio State University and current assistant... Continue Reading

Stark Community Foundation Elects New Board Chair and Vice Chair, Welcomes New Members

Stark Community Foundation Elects New Board Chair and Vice Chair, Welcomes New Members

Date: April 21, 2021

The Board of Directors of Stark Community Foundation has elected Dr. Nancy Varian as its new chair, elected Bill Cook as vice chair and announced three new members: Tonja Marshall, Andrea Perry and Todd E. Pugh. Dr. Nancy Varian has served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2008, is a member of the Personnel Committee and most recently served as vice chair. She serves as a faculty member and director of the Center for Professional... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 21 with Special Education Organizations

Date: March 29, 2021

During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we're shining a light on programs that help local individuals with special needs thrive in school and in our community. In this month's episode of Straight from Stark, you'll hear from Stark County's Board of Developmental Disabilities and Educational Service Center about their meaningful work. Learn more about the Stark County's Board of Developmental Disabilities sand Stark County Educational Service Center. About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new video series... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 20 with the Canton Museum of Art

Date: February 19, 2021

In this month's episode of Straight from Stark, hear from Max Barton, executive director and CEO of the Canton Museum of Art, about visitor safety protocols, the community-wide initiative Project Bloom and the new and upcoming art exhibits planned for this spring. To learn more about the Canton Museum of Art's exhibitions and initiatives, click here. About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our... Continue Reading

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Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Protecting Stark's Future Webinar

Rooted in research, this report outlines why Stark County needs to intentionally work together to coordinate efforts and target resources to reduce child poverty.

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