December 6, 2018

Early Childhood Resource Center: School Readiness is a Family Affair

The Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC) features a number of success stories in its 2018 impact report, including a story about how SPARK is making a difference in the lives of one mother and her son. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. [More]
December 5, 2018

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families hooks dads with Reel Connection campaign

To promote the importance of dads spending quality time with children, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launched the Reel Connection campaign earlier this year. The prize was a once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip with former professional angler and board member Davy Hite, who is now a cohost and analyst for “Bassmaster LIVE” and “The Bassmasters” television show on ESPN2.
Bassmaster.com wrote about the contest winners and Hite’s experience with the center. [More]
November 27, 2018

Third annual #weGiveCatholic online crowdfunding event happening now

Several ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System are participating in the third-annual online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The event is called #weGiveCatholic and is happening today, Tuesday, November 27, which is Giving Tuesday—a national day of giving for nonprofits. [More]
November 15, 2018

WOSU Public Media: SPARK prepares Ohio preschoolers for kindergarten success

SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids and is managed and operated by the Early Childhood Resource Center, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. WOSU Public Media recently published a story about SPARK and its success preparing children to be ready for school and the significant results the program has had over the years. [More]
October 29, 2018

Joseph’s Journey: Cardboard campout connects St. John Neumann youth to Joseph’s Home

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about a youth group from St. John Neumann parish in Strongsville, Ohio, that held its annual cardboard campout event to raise money for the ministry while developing a connection to those in need. [More]
October 26, 2018

Promise Neighborhood #PromiseReads initiative brings new Little Free Libraries to Central neighborhood

As part of the ongoing #PromiseReads initiative, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood recently presented six new Little Free Libraries to the Central neighborhood, thanks to a generous donation from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. [More]
October 19, 2018

Healthy Learners names Champion for Children award recipient

Healthy Learners has named M. John Heydel as the recipient of the 2018 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award. The award recognizes and honors an individual who has served as an advocate for children and brought attention to the needs of underserved children in the community through volunteer time, financial support and commitment to Healthy Learners. [More]
October 16, 2018

Promise Neighborhood early learning navigator wins Family Connections award

Tatiana Wells, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood’s early learning navigator, received the 2018 Carolyn Grossman Award from Family Connections for her work with parents of early learners. Longtime Cleveland Heights kindergarten teacher Carolyn Grossman recognized that parents can make an enormous difference in their child’s ability to learn and grow, but need support in preparing their young children to learn in school. Family Connections has worked with the Grossman family to present the award for the last 15 years. [More]
October 4, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow: College and career mentoring made easy

Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland looks to empower five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. The Innovation Mission fellow Bill Leamon shared his project and progress on the Fund for Our Economic Future’s blog. The full text can be read below. Bill Leamon is a college and career coach at Notre Dame College. [More]
September 28, 2018

SPARK an important part of school’s literacy plan

Fairless Local Schools in Stark County is focused on reading readiness, targeting children before they start school by offering books and literacy programs—and the SPARK kindergarten readiness program, which is managed and operated by the Early Childhood Resource Center, is an important part of the district’s literacy plan. [More]

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