July 24, 2012

Philanthropy: Engaging and Equipping the Next Generation

The president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, Tom Keith, recently wrote about engaging and equipping the next generation of philanthropy. [More]
July 3, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton shares recent successes

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton recently published its summer 2012 newsletter, which features numerous highlights from the past year. [More]
July 2, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Caroliona hosts listening session with Latino community leaders

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and the Puentes Project recently held a listening session on focused on hearing from Latino immigrants in South Carolina. Community ambassadors of the Puentes Project shared their stories with foundation staff and board. [More]
June 15, 2012

Dr. Lidia Navarrete honored with Leadership In Diversity Award from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Dr. Lidia Navarrete was honored with the Leadership In Diversity Award at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Strategic Grant Awards Luncheon held June 12. [More]
June 8, 2012

First Ben Carson Reading Room in Ohio opens in Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy School in Cleveland

The Carson Scholars Fund and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland arrecently announced the opening of the first Ben Carson Reading Room in Ohio in a Cleveland Public School: Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy. [More]
June 8, 2012

Two Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood students win Carson College Scholarships

As part of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland 15th anniversary, a grant of $5,000 was provided to the Carson Scholars Fund to create the opportunity for Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood students to vie for a 2012 Carson Scholarship. [More]
June 4, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $556,430 in grants

The board of directors of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has awarded $556,430 worth of grants to nonprofit organizations in Stark County, Ohio. [More]
May 31, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina to award $580,000 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced eight Strategic grants, totaling $580,000, to nonprofit organizations addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. [More]
May 25, 2012

SPARK Ohio Children are Maintaining Academic Edge through 5th Grade

The academic impact of SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids), a family-focused intervention to prepare children for kindergarten, is now documented through the fifth grade. Results presented by Dr. Peter J. Leahy of the University of Akron's Institute of Health and Social Policy earlier this month at the SPARK Ohio's Annual Networking Event show SPARK kids significantly outperforming their peers on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). When the W.K. Kellogg Foundation chose the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton as one of eight national sites to implement SPARK in 2003, it began what the foundation has since termed a “world class intervention” in Ohio. The pilot program that began in Stark County with children in Canton and Minerva is now known as Spark Ohio and extends to six counties.
May 7, 2012

SPARK Has Positive Impact on Children in Alliance

SPARK has a positive impact on children in Alliance, Ohio. That was the message Joe French, Alliance SPARK director, presented on May 2 during the fourth annual SPARK Ohio Networking meeting at Walsh University in Canton. SPARK stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids. As part of his presentation, French highlighted results SPARK Alliance has earned from 2008 to 2011. Based on the KRA-L testing at the kindergarten level, data indicates SPARK students consistently academically outperform students that did not participate in the program. Statistics show an almost three-point difference in both 2008 and 2011 on a performance scale ranging from 18.5 to 23, meaning SPARK students consistently perform better, and by a sizeable margin. “Research shows children who are prepared for kindergarten continue to do well in the early grades of elementary school and are more likely to graduate from high school and achieve success in life,” French reports. “SPARK has been working diligently over the past four years to increase the number of 'ready kids' arriving on the doorsteps of Alliance kindergarten classrooms. The KRA-L data shows children are more prepared for kindergarten because of their SPARK experience,” said French. Click here to read an article in The Review about the May 2 presentation and about more SPARK results.

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