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]
February 19, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces Leadership in Diversity Award call for nominations

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is looking for an organization whose work and commitment toward diversity has left an impact on South Carolina. The foundation is accepting nominations for its third annual Leadership in Diversity Award through April 30. [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]
January 11, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina elects 2013 officers for board of trustees and adds new board member

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently elected 2013 officers for its board of trustees and added a new board member, Barbara Gourdine Clark. [More]
January 7, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares perspective on health literacy in a new report

In a new report, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares their perspective on health literacy — the issue, the impact on patients and health outcomes, the cost and our personal experience with addressing health literacy locally. The foundation hopes that the lessons learned, experiences and success will encourage others to join in the conversation, seek innovative partnerships, collaborations and stimulate further action within communities, organizations and the health care sector to continue to understand the role of health literacy in positive health outcomes. [More]
January 2, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina senior program officer speaks at statewide training conference

Katrina Spigner, senior program officer at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, recently spoke at the statewide training for Family Connections in Columbia, South Carolina. There, attendees listened intently to Spigner speak on the foundation’s commitment to the poor and underserved, and to the compassion that must be evident when seeking change. [More]
December 21, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton announces $1,675,358 in grants for 3rd and 4th quarters of 2012

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded $1,675,358 in grants for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2012. Grant recipients are listed below. Foundation President Joni Close said, “The board and staff of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton continue to identify ways to be proactive in our work and responsive to community needs. We are blessed to partner with other foundations and nonprofit organizations in this work. The foundation’s focus is to address the root causes of poverty and requires that we maintain a high level of collaboration and deep commitment in order to make a lasting impact.” Grants Awarded: Alliance Family YMCA$25,000 to support phase 2 of the capital campaign project Canton City Schools$1,500 to support Ready School activities at Clarendon Elementary Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties$1,500 to support the purchase of a refrigerator and freezer for the food pantry Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America$2,350 to support the Early Childhood Education Working Group Community Services of Stark County, Inc.$303,175 to provide parent partners for the Alliance, Canton, Massillon, and Minerva SPARK programs Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio$2,500 to honor 2012 Humanitarian Award recipient Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA Early Childhood Resource Center$269,000 for operating support Early Childhood Resource Center$84,000 to support new and enhance existing parenting education programs to serve the developmental needs of young children, over 18 months Hammer and Nails$2,500 for operating support, in lieu of a holiday gift for the foundation board of directors The Golden Key for Exceptional Children$150,000 toward the purchase of its facility Goodwill Industries of East Central Ohio, Inc.$85,000 to support a central intake coordinator as part of phase 2 of an effort to implement a common intake and electronic referral system for area nonprofit organizations, over three years Greater Stark County Urban League$14,500 to support the adult graduation program Guidestone$20,000 to support technology expenses associated with the merger between Personal and Family Counseling Services and Guidestone Massillon Public Library$3,700 to support the library’s Ready to Read early childhood literacy training program Men’s Challenge of Alliance$7,800 start-up support for a training and employment program Mental Health and Recovery Services of Board of Stark County$200,000 to support Phase 2 of a project to strengthen the information technology infrastructure of community behavioral health providers in Stark, Wayne, and Holmes counties, over two years Mercy Medical Center$105,000 for the general operating and equipment needs of the Dental Clinic and General Practice Residency Program, over two years Mercy Medical Center $100,000 to support construction costs and educational materials for Mercy Primary Care at Saint Paul Square Multi Development Services of Stark County$5,000 to support the Career Club Program Pegasus Farm$31,500 to support technology infrastructure Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Inc.$125,000 in operating support, over two years Refuge of Hope$23,000 to support the meal ministry and marketing and donor development, over two years Stark Development Board, Inc.$38,333 in operating support for economic development in Stark County, over two years Third Sector New England$15,000 to support the national Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, over three years Western Stark Free Clinic$9,000 for equipment and supplies related to ear, nose, and throat services YMCA of Central Stark County$4,000 to support the Carroll County YMCA Child Care Project YWCA of Canton$47,000 in operating support for Canton Preschool, over eight months Established in 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Based on the vision of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved by understanding the root causes of poverty, nurturing the growth of healthy communities, emphasizing youth and family, and measuring the outcomes of these efforts.
December 17, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina holds graduation ceremony for 2012 Nonprofit Leadership Development Training program graduates

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina graduated six students from its Nonprofit Leadership Development Training certificate program December 7 in a ceremony at the EdVenture’s Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. The students are the fourth graduating class of the certification program. The program is designed for nonprofit leaders who are recognized as having great potential and are ready to take their nonprofit leadership to the next level. Through the program, nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to enhance knowledge, skills and framework to lead nonprofit organizations in an ever-changing, diverse society and to effectively lead within their organizations. Kristie Searcy, PhD, was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. She is the department head of the Radiologic Technology Program at Augusta Technical College and an associate professor at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Searcy encouraged each of the graduates to “press, persevere and pursue.” She said, “When you press, you not only impact your life, but the lives of countless others throughout your sphere of influence; to persevere, each of you must reach deep within and tap into the spirit of perseverance, the spirit that is steadfast and determined to do something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success; and to pursue, it’s now time to abandon any fears or reservations and write out, plan and passionately pursue your vision to bring about lasting change. This leadership academy was designed to renew your sense of excitement and passion in your work. So leave today passionate about the road ahead and let this passion be the fuel that will propel you into your destiny. “ Pictured are the six 2012 graduates (left to right): Lasima Turmon, volunteer executive director, GVW Community Investment Corporation; Brenda Dooley, executive director, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity; Brian Thomas, senior pastor, NorthStar Christian Center; Katie Bullard, leadership giving associate, United Way of the Midlands; William Loyd Jr., executive director, Midlands Community Development Corporation; Sherry Lewis, director of therapy and outreach services, Sexual Trauma of the Midlands. For more pictures from the graduation, visit the photo gallery. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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