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Racial Equity Workshop Planned for September 7

Date: September 1, 2021

Stark Community Foundation is offering free community access to the Racial Equity Institute’s virtual Groundwater workshop on Tuesday, September 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. through Zoom. The Groundwater workshop is a three-hour introduction to racial equity where participants will deepen their understanding of structural racism and racial disparities. The workshop uses stories and data to present a perspective that shows how racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the... Continue Reading

Straight from Stark Video Series: Episode 24 with Girls on the Run

Date: August 4, 2021

In this month's episode of Straight from Stark, hear from the leaders of Girls on the Run East Central Ohio about its programs that inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through fun experiences integrated with running and exercise! About Straight from StarkStraight from Stark is a new video series where you will hear directly from dynamic leaders in our community about how their organizations are creatively continuing their services and making a difference. Catch up... Continue Reading

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

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

Date: July 29, 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

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