October 3, 2019

Health Progress Journal highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate

In an article in Health Progress, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the author highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate with one another to improve the social conditions of communities. [More]
September 24, 2019

Healthy Learners names new executive director

The Healthy Learners Board of Trustees has selected Amy Splittgerber as the new executive director of the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. Splittgerber has more than 20 years of experience in public health, including serving as the founding director for two non-profit organizations focused on fostering sustainable, healthy communities. [More]
September 19, 2019

Joseph's Journey: Art therapy helps Joseph's Home residents overcome traumatic experiences

The recent issue of Joseph's Journey, the biannual newsletter of Joseph’s Home, features an article about a partnership the ministry formed with Ursuline College to provide art therapy as part of the holistic healing process for residents. Read the complete Joseph's Journey newsletter for additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Joseph’s Home carries out its mission, and more. [More]
August 12, 2019

Catholic Community Connection summer fellow reflects on experience working at Regina Health Center

Jillian Doherty, a senior from John Carroll University, has been spending her summer interning at Regina Health Center as part of the 2019 Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. [More]
August 2, 2019

Canton Repository spotlights SPARK program in article about the importance of reading to children before kindergarten

Studies show children who read with a parent or caregiver before entering kindergarten have increased vocabulary and comprehend learning materials more quickly. SPARK, which stands for Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids, is a parent-focused intervention program that gets kids ready for kindergarten. The Canton Repository recently spotlighted the program in an article about reading to children before kindergarten to spur vocabulary and comprehension. [More]
July 31, 2019

Catholic Community Connection summer fellows gaining valuable work experience at Catholic ministries

Catholic Community Connection launched its 3rd annual Summer Fellows Program earlier this summer. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. This competitive fellowship prepares students mentally, professionally and spiritually as they make decisions regarding their future careers and post-graduate work. Each student has been paired with a mentor associated with the organization to help the student learn more about the organization’s mission. [More]
July 26, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center helping expand in-home child care centers

The city of Canton is trying to increase in-home child care centers and awarded the Early Childhood Resource Center a grant last year to fund training and licensing for in-home providers. The initiative helps people become employed with a business of their own while also helping families in their immediate area that need child care options. The Canton Repository recently wrote about the initiative. [More]
July 19, 2019

ECRC Community Chronicle: Books - the magic our children need

The Early Childhood Resource Center works to promote the healthy development of young children by: strengthening families, improving the quality of early learning experiences, increasing school and community readiness, and informing public policy. The latest issue of the ECRC Community Chronicle newsletter highlights the importance of getting books into homes and provides recommendations for children's books for summer reading, while also providing an update on the ECRC partnership with the GAR Foundation to give Akron's youngest children a school readiness boost and more. [More]
July 5, 2019

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families to benefit from Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families is again partnering with Men's Wearhouse for the retailer's 12th annual National Suit Drive. The center is one of hundreds of nationwide nonprofit organizations to benefit from the campaign, which provides professional clothing for men re-entering the workforce. Throughout July, Men's Wearhouse will give customers 50 percent off the purchase of select items when they donate gently used suits or other professional attire during the campaign. [More]
June 25, 2019

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland: Perseverance in Hope 2019 luncheon benefits Joseph’s Home

More than 320 people attended the sold-out Joseph's Home annual fundraising luncheon, Perserverance in Hope, June 19 in Cleveland. The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, was the keynote speaker, telling the crowd, “Hope in the midst of despair is at the center of Christianity. The resurrection offers us hope. Joseph’s Home is a sign of hope." [More]

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