The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling almost $110,000 under its Neighborhood SUCCESS and Leadership Program, re-imagined to cultivate leaders as well as to engage residents of Warren and Youngstown in grass-roots projects. The recipients and their award amounts are:
Bennington Block Watch, Youngstown: Bennington Block Watch Community Garden, $1,515.
Boulevard Park Block Watch, Youngstown: Beautiful Boulevards of Rush and Euclid, $4,180.
Fifth Avenue Community Church, Youngstown: Freedom from Addiction program, $5,000.
Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee, Youngstown: Hispanic Cultural Awareness, $1,500.
Idora Neighborhood Association, Youngstown: Glenwood/Warren Gateway Project, $5,000.
Lakewood Community, Youngstown: Youth Elders and Adults Serving Together, $2,000.
Oak Hill Collaborative Inc., Youngstown: Business Incubator, $5,000.
Precious Ones Family Resource Center, Youngstown: Proceed to Lead Leadership and Wellness Training, $2,148.
The Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, Youngstown: Sojourn to the Past, $5,000.
The Youngstown Playhouse, Youngstown: Glenwood Neighbors Mural Initiative, $5,000.
Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Youngstown: Summer Bridge Literacy Program, $3,550.
Pride Youngstown: Fifth Annual Gay Pride Festival, $3,840.
Spotlight Performing Arts Studio, Youngstown: Community Enrichment Project, $4,392.
St. John’s Episcopal Church-Red Door Pantry, Youngstown: Food pantry, $2,400.
Southside Ministries Inc., Youngstown: Summer Educational Enrichment Program, $3,050.
Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association, Youngstown: Strengthening Our Roots, $3,362.
South Side Community Garden, Youngstown: Year 2/3 Plan, $2,944.
West Side Community Center, Youngstown: Science Fair 2013, $4,382.
Westside Citizens Coalition, Youngstown: Oakwood Gardens, $4,171.
Youngstown City Schools, East High School: East High School Panthers Garden Club, $3,400.
Youngstown City Schools, Youngstown After School Alliance: YAA Service Learning Projects, $809.
Central City Gardeners, Warren: Central City Unity Garden, $4,529.
Earth Angel Farm, Warren: Education and Job Skills Training, $4,280.
Project Linus, Warren: Quilts from the Heart, $5,000.
Gregg’s Gardens, Warren: Gregg’s Garden-Garden District, $5,000.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Warren: 2013 Bicycle Rodeo, $2,705.
Stop One Place Help is Available Inc., Warren: Direct Assistance to Residents, $4,500.
T.N.R. of Warren Inc.: Southeast Warren Cat Blitz, $5,000.
Warren Interfaith Community Action Committee, Warren: Warren Interfaith Park and Southeast Community, $1,000.
Warren City Schools — Jefferson PK-2 Pod, Warren: Jefferson Reaching for the Stars, $5,000.
Source: Raymond J. Wean Foundation