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Students Working as Nonprofit Leadership Interns This Summer

Ten Youngstown State University students are working at nonprofit organizations throughout the region this summer through the 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship Program. The program, run by the Center for Nonprofit Leadership in YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration and funded through an $86,000 grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation, provides…

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Lit Youngstown Seeks Andrews Avenue Memories

Lit Youngstown, in collaboration with the Youngstown State University Department of Art, is seeking memories from current and past residents on the Andrews Avenue-Logan Avenue corridor for the next installment of the Andrews Avenue Memory Mural. The first segment of the mural focused on…

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Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Three Valley foundations that have been working together on COVID-19 grantmaking issued a final call for proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Response and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, April 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. as the …

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Wean Park Erects Its Newest Community Engagement Piece

(February 15th – Youngstown, OH) – JAC Management Group and Wean Park’s Community Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator, Derrick McDowell, have secured a ‘Little Free Library’ to stand on Wean Park’s promenade supplied by the Youngstown Rotary in conjunction with the Little Free Library Foundation. Installation of this ‘Little Free Library’ occurred the week of February 1st and was …

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Wean Foundation Invites Grassroots Community Builders to Streamlined Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program

(January 11, 2021 – Warren, Ohio) The Raymond John Wean Foundation invites grassroots groups from Warren and Youngstown to apply for Neighborhood SUCCESS grants of $500 to $5,000 through a new streamlined application portal beginning January 14, 2021. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and requires an urgent, equitable response that places …

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Three Valley Foundations Extend Final Call for 2020 Proposals Through Joint COVID-19 Application

(November 3, 2020 – Youngstown/Warren, OH) – Together, three Valley foundations issued a final call for 2020 grant proposals coming through the joint COVID-19 Crisis Relief and Stabilization Application. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and The Youngstown Foundation set Friday, November 20 as the final 2020 deadline for …

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Wean Foundation’s ‘Respond. Stabilize. Redesign.’ Plan Addresses Pandemic and Race Equity in the Valley

(September 9, 2020 – Warren, Ohio) COVID-19 and race equity topped the agenda at the Wean Foundation’s 3rd quarter Board of Directors meeting on September 1st. “As the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism persist, an ongoing, equitable response from the Wean Foundation is required,” said Jennifer Roller, Wean Foundation president. “With board support, we are …

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Local Partners Collaborate to Build Community Food Access Resource for the Mahoning Valley

(June 17, 2020 – Warren, OH) From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Mahoning Valley funders and civic organizations worked together to share information, leverage their support and ease the burden on organizations working to serve the community and respond quickly to the most pressing requests during the pandemic. One such request was access to food …

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