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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

THINKBIG 2020 Results

Date: February 17, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in THINKBIG 2020! We are grateful for your passion and commitment to racial equity and inclusion in Stark County. 2020 was a pivotal moment in our country shining a bright light on issues of race and racism. Stark Community Foundation felt it was vital that we, as a community, dive deeper into one of the topics discussed in 2019’s THINKBIG– inclusion. The week-long, virtual THINKBIG centered on racial equity and... Continue Reading

HFGM Seeks Health and Wellness Grant Proposals

Date: February 11, 2021

Health Foundation of Greater Massillon (HFGM), a supporting foundation of Stark Community Foundation, is accepting grant proposals for its spring grant cycle until Friday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. Grants are made to entities recognized as tax-exempt charities under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental entities. Proposals must demonstrate well-planned programs and activities that promote physical, emotional and mental health and also directly impact residents living in Western Stark, Northern Tuscarawas or Eastern Wayne... Continue Reading

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