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Neighborhood Leadership Training

In-Kind Support to Ohio Residents
for Programs to Train Neighborhood Leaders

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Stark Community Foundation (SCF)

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In-kind support to Ohio neighborhood residents in Alliance, Canton, and Massillon to participate in training programs that enhance the participation of residents in making effective decisions about their neighborhood. The purpose of the
program is to establish networks among leaders, institutions, and their neighborhoods; to build upon the leaders' past experience; to deepen the neighborhood leaders' understanding of the general community; and to improve the residents' ability to solve problems on their own or in cooperation with other neighborhood groups and institutions.

The mission of Neighborhood Leadership Training is to support established and emerging neighborhood leaders through a leadership development process and to contribute to the quality of life in their neighborhoods by assisting in the planning and implementation of neighborhood improvement strategies.

The Neighborhood Leadership Training Program is designed to increase the participation and effectiveness of neighborhood residents in deciding on the future of their neighborhood and their city. Emphasis is placed on capacity building and the identification of neighborhood assets.

From the History of Neighborhoods, to Conflict Resolution, to Neighborhood Goal Setting, the classroom sessions will offer participants knowledge about issues and resources that affect their neighborhood. Additional leadership skills and new contacts will assist them in furthering their neighborhood and personal goals. They will also receive a certificate honoring their completion of the program. Upon graduation, they will become a part of the growing network of neighborhood leaders, the Neighborhood Leadership Council, which meets on a monthly basis to exchange information about their neighborhood activities, exchange ideas and networks.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155381

Term of Contract:

2020 Leadership Training Classes
- Wednesday, February 5, 2020
- Wednesday, March 4, 2020
- Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Neighborhood residents from Alliance, Canton and Massillon may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

These training sessions are offered to you free of charge, however you must register by January 11, 2020 in order to participate.

If you are interested in attending training, please download an application and e-mail it with Neighborhood Leadership Training as the Subject or print and mail the application.

You will be notified of our receipt of your application one week after the deadline.

All training sessions will be held at Stark Community Foundation in the Goldsmith Conference Room, located at 400 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702. Marilyn Thomas Jones, Director of Community Engagement, trains participants from Alliance, Canton and Massillon. Training sessions are from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and are held once a month for four months. Each class participant is required to attend all of the training sessions in order to graduate and receive the benefits provided to program graduates.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the application to: (with Neighborhood Leadership Training as the Subject)

Or print and mail the application to:

Stark Community Foundation
Neighborhood Leadership Training
400 Market Avenue North, Suite 200
Canton, Ohio 44702

Marilyn Thomas Jones
330 454 3426

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Alliance, Canton, and Massillon

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