Sister Nancy Dawson, president of the Ursuline Center board and general superior of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, has welcomed 96-year-old Sister Jerome Corcoran and her ministry, Sister Jerome’s Poor, to the center.
Sister Jerome’s Poor will operate out of The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road. It is being supported by donors and the Ursuline Sisters’ Ministry fund.
Sister Jerome’s Poor focuses on relieving emergency situations for poor families, many of whom are working poor, including shortages hindering the children’s education.
More children and young people can regularly attend school and college when basic needs are addressed, such as transportation (gas cards, bus passes), clothing and shoes, groceries, books, supplies and fees.
Sister Jerome brings many years of educational and administrative experience to her ministry.
She taught for 12 years in parochial schools and Ursuline High School, then received a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 1952.
She then taught in colleges and universities for several years, and for 15 years, supervised education in the elementary and high schools of the Diocese of Youngstown.
In 1976, at the request of the city of Youngstown, she began Millcreek Children’s Center in the Latin Culture Center on Glenwood Avenue.
For 36 years, Sister Jerome directed and raised funds for Millcreek Children’s Center preschool for kids from low income families.
In 1998, Sister Jerome, Sister Mary Dunn and the Developing Potential Inc. Board established a charter school, Youngstown Community School.
For information, call 330-792-7636.