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Women Warriors Week Nine | Dual Feature: Kathy Hughes & Tammy Engle

Wednesday, July 8 is the last day to nominate a Woman Warrior! Submit a nomination form today! Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week is our second dual feature! Comforting and Protecting Residents During COVID-19 Two women put their efforts …

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Last Call to Nominate a Woman Warrior!

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS-Wednesday, July 8,2020! The Guiding Circle of the Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls is seeking nominations for its Women Warriors initiative. This recognition campaign will feature brave, courageous women who are stepping up to lead crisis relief and response efforts in the Mahoning Valley during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Eligibility: The nominee’s …

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Last Call to Nominate! The Fund for Women and Girls Launches Women Warriors to Honor COVID-19 Leaders

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Guiding Circle of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls is seeking nominations for a new Women Warriors initiative. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 is the last day to submit a nomination. This recognition campaign will feature brave, courageous women who are stepping up to lead crisis relief and response efforts …

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Women Warriors Week Eight: Trina Benson

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our eighth dedicated honoree. Providing a Safety Net for Students During COVID-19 One woman coordinates resources for students’ families Since 2015, the Taft Promise Neighborhood, now Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods, has provided services and …

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Women Warriors Week Six: Dionne Dowdy

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our sixth dedicated honoree. Fighting to Protect Returning Citizens During COVID-19 One woman provides support and essentials to incarcerated and returning citizens Dionne Dowdy is the executive director of United Returning Citizens, …

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Women Warriors Week Five: Susan Payton

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our fifth honoree. Connecting to Community Through Food During COVID-19 One woman uses passion for food to expand her impact Susan Payton has taken an active role from the very beginning of …

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Women Warriors Week Four: Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our fourth honoree. A Lifeline for International Students During COVID-19 One woman keeps students connected to basic needs An associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University, …

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Women Warriors Week Three: Erin Bishop

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our third honoree. A Steady Voice for Residents During COVID-19 One woman keeps city residents informed As the City of Youngstown’s Health Commissioner,Erin Bishop’s leadership and courage have been steadfast from day …

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Women Warriors Week Two: Leah Sakacs

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our second honoree. Supporting Local Seniors During COVID-19 One woman spearheads rapid response group Leah Sakacs is the coordinator of Retired Senior Volunteer Program Mahoning and Trumbull Counties (RSVP). In addition to that …

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New Challenge Grants Available for Arts and Culture Organizations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley released on Monday a new Arts and Culture Challenge Grants program. Applications are due June 1, 2020. Intended to support the limited capacity of smaller arts and culture organizations, eligible applicants must have an operating budget of $250,000 or less. Those selected to participate will …

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