Discussion Surrounding Programs That Improve Outcomes for Young Children Experiencing Poverty

(Carroll and Stark Counties, Ohio) January 28, 2021 – Join us February 25, from 9 to 10 AM for a virtual panel discussion as we cover how United Way of Greater Stark County is collaborating in the community to support both families and children in need.

“Childhood poverty has many devasting effects that last a lifetime”, says Maria Heege, President and CEO at United Way of Greater Stark County. “We are looking forward to sharing many of the ways United Way is working to address the challenges currently facing our community.”

United Way prioritizes investing in childhood success through a variety of programs and direct services. Child poverty is an issue that cannot be ignored in our community and following the recent release of Protecting Stark’s Future: A Call to Coordinate Child Poverty Strategies, a report from Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County, in partnership with The Center for Community Solutions, many are coming together at this crucial time to invest in our future.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel as they discuss programming that plays a key role in reducing factors of child poverty, such as CARE Team, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and Prosperity@Work. Panelists: Brent May, Superintendent of Plain Local Schools; Tracy Sabo, Vice President of Human Resources at Aultman Health Foundation; and Angela Perisic, Executive Vice President of Resource Development and Community Development at United Way of Greater Stark County.

Close to one out of every five children in Stark County live in households below the poverty level. In Stark County this equates to approximately 10,200 families with children living below poverty and children of color disproportionately live in struggling neighborhoods, perpetuating generational poverty.

Pre-registration is required for panel attendance. Learn more and sign up at uwstark.org/events.

About United Way of Greater Stark County
United Way of Greater Stark County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community’s most daunting social crisis. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities by leading in the development of solutions to critical social issues in the areas of health, education and financial stability. In order to live better, we must live United. For more information about United Way of Greater Stark County visit uwstark.org. Offices are at 401 Market Avenue North, Suite 300, Canton, Ohio 44702. (330) 491-0445.