Literacy Kit Assembly – Volunteer Event

Wednesday, December 11th – 4 PM – 5:30 PM Location: United Way of Greater Stark County Office In Ohio, almost 40% of kids entering kindergarten are not on track at the beginning of the school year in language and literacy. This, in turn, can lead to learning struggles throughout school and leads to us facing a statewide workforce crisis. This …

Nonprofit Partners Release 2019 Stark County Community Assessment

Stark County, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County and Stark Community Foundation in partnership with The Center for Community Solutions released today the 2019 Stark County Community Assessment, a comprehensive data report. The assessment pulls together, in one place, the most timely, relevant data on health, social and economic conditions in Stark County. “Recognizing the …

Young Leaders Society launches campaign to fund Get Connected program

Canton, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) launched its “Five for Five” fundraising campaign today. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, YLS hopes to raise $5,000 from its membership by October 31 to benefit Get Connected, a United Way program that offers mentorship and job training opportunities to local high school …

Power of the Purse Celebrates Inspirational Women in Stark County

(Canton, OH) September 17, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United celebrated an inspiring leadership appreciation event at Gervasi Vineyards on September 10. Diane Pete, a member of both Women United and United Way’s 2019 campaign cabinet, hosted the Power of the Purse gathering. The networking event featured five local women who spoke about never giving up …

2019 Family-Friendly Workplace Award Winners Announced

(Canton, OH) September 12, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United will present MAC Trailer, CommQuest Services and The Karcher Group with the Family-Friendly Workplace Awards for 2019. The third-annual event will recognize awardees on Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The luncheon will take place in the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. …

United Way calls on donors to “be the reason” in 2019 fundraising campaign

Canton, Ohio (September 6, 2019) — United Way of Greater Stark County launched its annual fundraising campaign today with an inspirational morning of stories of people who have been helped because of the community’s donations. Mike Gallina, Vice President of Communications and Community Outreach for AultCare, emceed the event and with his wit and enthusiasm, helped remind attendees that the …

United Way bold goals 2020 funding changes and allocation extension

(Canton, OH) August 29, 2019 – Over the next year, United Way of Greater Stark County will evaluate its current Bold Goals 2020 to ensure that the organization is making the greatest impact in Stark County. Community conversations will be organized to gain insight from the community at all levels as United Way plans its future funding strategies. As a …

Women United to present 2019 family-friendly workplace awards on October 10

(Canton, OH) August 6, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United third-annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards will recognize awardees on Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The luncheon will take place in the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Registration for the event is available at www.uwstark.org/family-friendly-initiative In addition to celebrating this year’s award recipients, …

United Way launching Project Blueprint, for diversity, equity and inclusion

(Canton, OH) July 18, 2019 – August 12 will be the first date in the pilot session for United Way of Greater Stark County’s Project Blueprint, a program for increasing ethnic diversity in volunteer leadership. It is designed to identify, recruit, train and place diverse volunteer leaders into policy making roles to enhance the effectiveness of nonprofit agencies. “Project Blueprint’s …

Women United accepting 2019 local family-friendly workplace awards nominations

(Canton, OH) July 16, 2019 – United Way of Greater Stark County’s (UWGSC) Women United is currently accepting nominations for the third annual Family-Friendly Workplace Awards.  Nominations can be submitted by visiting the website www.uwstark.org/family-friendly-initiative.  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 23. “It’s important to recognize workplaces that implement family-friendly programs and policies that help balance work and …