Wean honors grant

Wean honors grant


The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Youngstown State University, housed in the Williamson College of Business Administration, has received a $55,000 grant from The Raymond John Wean Foundation to implement the center’s second Summer Honors Internship Program in the summer of 2013.

The Nonprofit Leadership Summer Honors Internship Program is a full-time, 12-week internship program designed to provide 12 qualified students with career-related work experience in a nonprofit or public-sector organization.

The internship program will run from May 20 to Aug. 9, 2013. Students will earn $10 per hour for a total of $4,800. The funding will support $3,800 or 80 percent of the student’s internship stipend. The remaining $1,000 will be paid by the employer/organization.

Feb. 15 is the deadline for applications. For information, call Laura McCaskey at 330-941-1870.

Bridges out of Poverty


Williamson Elementary School, the Junior Civic League, the Junior League of Youngstown and the YWCA of Youngstown are sponsoring a poverty simulation, “Bridges out of Poverty.”

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Williamson School, 59 Williamson Ave. The poverty simulation, facilitated by the Ohio Association of Food Banks, is an interactive experience aimed at helping the community to understand poverty.

For information, visit www.ohiofoodbanks.org.

NAACP “Coffee Chat”


Dr. Kimberly Jackson of St. Elizabeth Health Center is keynote speaker for the Trumbull Branch of the NAACP’s ” Coffee Chat” on Wellness in the Community at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the ACOP Center, 2051 Niles Road S.E. Dr. Jackson’s topic is “I am my Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: Help Fight Aids.”

An African vendor market will be open to the public.

Alzheimer’s program


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is offering an educational workshop on Tuesday at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland- Wilson Road, NE. The program, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers,” will be at 7 p.m.

The one-hour program, which will define common symptoms of dementia and communication techniques for caregivers and how to maintain good health as a caregiver, is free and open to the public.

For information about the Alzheimer’s Association, call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown.

Art for cancer


Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer worldwide, will be on display next Thursday through March 1, in the medical and radiation oncology departments at UPMC Horizon’s Shenango Valley campus in Farrell.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas began in 2004 as an international art competition for people whose lives have been touched by cancer, including those diagnosed with cancer, their families, friends and health-care providers. People were invited to use art, a powerful emotional outlet, as a means of expressing the struggles and successes in battling this disease. Their stories are told through art and narrative with the hope that the rich tapestries of emotions conveyed in these pieces of art provides hope and inspiration to others.

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