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Straight from Stark: Episode 15 with A Community Christmas

Date: October 27, 2020

You might not be thinking about the holiday season just yet, but those involved with A Community Christmas are. The all-volunteer organization is in the final stretch of its donation campaign to help provide assistance to nearly 1,000 Stark County individuals and families in need. In this episode of Straight from Stark, you'll hear from Nel Lawson, executive board member and grant writer, about how some of the Christmas giving programs you are used to... Continue Reading

Massillon Charitable Funds Award $28,000 to Local Organizations

Date: October 26, 2020

Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – The Massillon Community Charitable Fund and The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund –awarded $28,000 in grants this year to local organizations serving the Massillon community. This year’s grant recipients include: Access Health Stark County – $4,000 to support its community health workers program Domestic Violence Project, Inc. – $4,000 to provide 52 nights of shelter for victims of domestic violence at its Western Stark Emergency Shelter Faith... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark: Episode 14 with First Tee Canton

Date: October 14, 2020

In episode 14 of Straight from Stark, hear from Angela Palomba, executive director of First Tee Canton, and learn about how the organization continues to build character in our community's youth through the game of golf. Although its programming looks different because of COVID-19, First Tee and its volunteers continue to use golf as a platform for teaching and empowering kids to face a lifetime of new challenges and personal growth. In this episode, you'll learn... Continue Reading

Racial Equity Workshops Planned for 2021

Date: October 11, 2020

As part of Stark Community Foundation's ongoing commitment to racial equity and inclusion, we are proud to announce we are partnering with ThirdSpace Action Lab to offer Racial Equity Institute (REI) workshops. Due to the high demand of these nationally-recognized workshops, the first workshop will be held in early 2021. Offering these workshops will provide additional opportunities for our community to listen and learn about structural racism and the impact it has on individuals, families... Continue Reading

2nd Annual THINKBIG Scheduled for October 4-10

Date: October 2, 2020

From October 4-10, Stark Community Foundation is hosting THINKBIG, a weeklong event of community conversations centered on improving racial equity and inclusion in Stark County. The event is designed to give residents a voice and bring people together to discuss how our community can work together to drive positive change. During this week, nearly 50 THINKBIG community conversations will take place across Stark County with diverse individuals who care about our community and its future. Residents... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 13 with THINKBIG

Date: September 22, 2020

Join Stark Community Foundation for this year's weeklong, virtual THINKBIG taking place October 4-10, 2020 all across Stark County. During this week, residents will get together (3-5 people per conversation) to discuss racial equity and inclusion. Through thoughtful and honest conversations, we will build a stronger community.In this Straight from Stark episode: hear from coordinators, participants and organizations involved with THINKBIG learn more about the ways this event is moving our community toward a better and more... Continue Reading

Krebs Promoted to Vice President of Grants and Community Initiatives

Krebs Promoted to Vice President of Grants and Community Initiatives

Date: September 21, 2020

Stark Community Foundation is pleased to announce Amy B. Krebs has been promoted to vice president of grants and community initiatives. In this new leadership role, she will continue to oversee the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking, and will assume responsibility for the Foundation’s strategy, evaluation and research activities as well as provide oversight to our neighborhood revitalization work. “Amy has played an instrumental role in helping Stark Community Foundation grow from a simple grantmaker to a community... Continue Reading

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