July 30, 2013

SPARK Ohio expands its reach to four new sites

SPARK Ohio continues to expand its reach around the state by adding four new sites for the 2013-2014 school year, as well as being replicated in Franklin County. This fall, 16 Ohio school district neighborhoods in nine different counties will be working toward positive outcomes and smoother transitions into kindergarten as a result of SPARK. [More]
July 18, 2013

With support from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, community agencies increase efficiency and services

Basic aid and emergency assistance providers like Goodwill Industries can attest to the steady need for food, clothing, and shelter for individuals in Stark County. After many years of discussion and debate in the community, a formal group of nonprofits (including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton) began meeting in October 2009 to improve the efficiency of providing emergency assistance to individuals in Stark County. [More]
July 15, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awards $628,700 in grants during first half of 2013

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded more than $628,000 in grants to 11 organizations in the Canton area during the first and second quarters of 2013 to address the needs of the poor and underserved in the community. [More]
July 9, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton supports Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at Stark County schools

In recent years, the impact of bullying has become more understood and widely publicized. The Stark County Educational Service Center and Stark County parochial schools found the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton committed $89,460 over three years to help the educational service center and the parochial schools implement the Olweus Program. [More]
July 3, 2013

SPARK Ohio celebrates a milestone with continued expansion and state recognition

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of SPARK Ohio, a highly effective, family-focused intervention program that helps get children ready for kindergarten. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton’s collaborations with schools and community partners have led to a combined $13 million investment, which has helped more than 3,500 Ohio families to date. [More]
June 5, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton president appointed to Ohio Early Childhood Advisory Council and selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative on Early Childhood

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton President Joni T. Close as the chairperson of the Early Childhood Advisory Council. Close was also selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative on Early Childhood. She was one of only 70 people nationwide chosen to participate in the initiative. [More]
February 25, 2013

SPARK Races to Expand

As part of its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant competition, the U. S. Department of Education awarded a grant of almost $70 million to the State of Ohio, to improve programs serving high-need young children and to carefully measure the results of these programs. [More]
February 23, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton supports Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force

The vision of the Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force is that one day there will be no traumatized children in Stark County. That’s a sizable goal that will take time to achieve. But until then, this singularly dedicated group is working to prevent trauma, identify it early and treat children affected by it. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton representatives have been involved with the task force since its inception. [More]
February 22, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton publishes latest issue of “Mission Matters” newsletter

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton continues to focus on early childhood needs and oral health. In the latest edition of its newsletter, "Mission Matters," the foundation discusses its work with the Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force and more. [More]
January 11, 2013

SPARK Ohio featured in January issue of Ohio Family Magazine

SPARK Ohio is featured in the January issue of Ohio Family Magazine. The article, “Getting Ready for the new Kindergarten: What’s changed since you started school and how to prepare” highlights how SPARK is addressing the need for readiness by coming directly to the families of preschool-age children. [More]

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