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Updated at 3/4/2021 11:31:53 AM
My Stark Story - Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry
NameKathy Catazaro-Perry Title and Employer/OrganizationMayor, City of Massillon How would you describe your day job to a child?I am the mayor of the City of Massillon. The mayor is elected by the people and is responsible to keep the city moving forward. That includes; the police offi...
A Positive Ripple Effect
The 2021 Habitat Builders Academy is creating a positive ripple effect in Canton. Because of this community-focused program, students are earning money and learning important skills, a small business is experiencing growth, and countless individuals are strengthening Stark.The 2021 Habitat ...
BCFHOF CLASSIC RETURNS TO CANTON
After a one-year absence, the Black College Football of Fame Classic makes its return to Canton this September, featuring two of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country.margin-left:0in;vert...
Stark Library Brings Summer FUN School to Canton City Schools
As a community, we are all concerned about the impact of the last year on our students. Research shows that the interruption to their education has resulted in learning loss similar to what we see during the summer, when students may read less and have fewer quality learning experiences. Educati...
Habitat For Humanity ECO - How We Can Support Our Neighbors
In 2016, Habitat for Humanity launched a holistic neighborhood revitalization effort called The Renewal Project: Northeast Canton, a four-year, $3.5 million plan that was designed to reinvigorate one Northeast Canton neighborhood while helping more families and children discover the power of decent ...
My Stark Story - David Whitehill
Name David WhitehillTitle and Employer/Organization President & CEO, ArtsinStark and the Cultural Center for the ArtsHow would you describe your day job to a child? I make art happen! Everything I do, every day, helps us see, hear and live art in our daily lives. Art is in ...
Community Highlight - SCYLP
Stark County Youth Led Prevention is a leadership organization through Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health that allows students and young adults to become more engaged and involved in their community. Facilitated by Prevention Specialists Hannah Cowie and Marissa Cooney, the SCYLP pro...
Training Funding Is Available
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal funding is a limited type of funding dispersed by OhioMeansJobs Stark County that provides training assistance for eligible individuals who require additional skills and would like to enter an in-demand career. If you are inte...
2021 Stark Tank College WINNERS
For our pilot college edition, 10 college teams submitted 90 second elevator pitches along with a business plan to the sharks. They also attended workshops and mentoring sessions. The top six teams were chosen to compete in the final pitch competition.Each final pitch had four minutes to pr...
Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership Highlight
Stark County is at the heart of manufacturing in northeastern Ohio. Five-hundred and fifty manufacturers work with 26,000 employees to provide the most wages of any industry category in the County, according to MAGNET’s 2019 NEO Manufacturing Survey. The Survey also concludes that in Nor...
Find Your Tribe With ystark And Leadership Stark County
As the largest demographic in today’s workforce, millennials are the bridge between our community’s present and future. Retaining this group of young talent should be a priority to us all, not just the Human Resource managers of the largest employers in town. ystark! and Leadership Stark ...
2021 Stark Tank High School Edition WINNERS
High School DetailsBefore qualifying for the final event, 40 high school teams submitted 90 second elevator pitches along with a business plan to the sharks. They also attended workshops and mentoring sessions. The top eight teams were chosen to compete in the final pitch competition.Each p...
In Demand In Stark - Ryan Hartong
Canton Repository Article: https://www.cantonrep.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2021/05/02/commentary-life-after-high-school/4893315001/ Next step: Life after high schoolBy Ryan HartongI heard the other day that there are approximately 4,200 seniors in Stark County high schools, man...
2021 Middle School Stark Tank Winners
Stark Tank: Middle School Edition brings our entrepreneurial contest to Stark County middle schools, encouraging students to develop creative ideas for the community and empower participants to develop meaningful life skills. The program is developed and implemented by TodTod Ideas, Stark...
My Stark Story: John McLaughlin
Name: John McLaughlin Title and Employer/Organization: VP of Business Development How would you describe your day job to a child? I think the most succinct distillation of what I do in the Stark Economic Development Board is that I try to attract, expand, and ...
Canton Student Loan Foundation Highlight
For almost 100 years, the Canton Student Loan Foundation has put Stark County students first when it comes to helping with school expenses. Our loan is local, has no fees and does not accrue interest while the student is in school. That is a BIG deal since most loans start to accrue ...
March 18, 2021 Job Fair Results
The following article was published in The Source, the monthly newsletter available from one of Strengthening Stark's community partners: OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. OhioMeansJobs Stark County and Strengthening Stark once again ventured into the world of virtual car...
Virtual Job Fair March 18
OhioMeansJobs Stark County and Strengthening Stark To Host Virtual Career FairJob seekers will have the opportunity to connect virtually with area employers from the comfort of their home, smartphone or computer at the Stark County OHZone Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, March 18th, from 1...
My Stark Story - Jennifer Meek Eells
NAMEJennifer Meek Eells TITLE AND EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATIONExecutive Director, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DAY JOB TO A CHILD?I have fun talking with friendly people every day who care about Stark County. WHAT LED ...
2021 Smart Stark
Stark County is unique in that we are home to seven colleges and universities that offer nearly every degree a student could want to pursue. We want to encourage our students to choose local for their higher education needs and understand all of the options they have right here in Stark County. ...
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