Wean Foundation awards five grants


WARREN

Staff report

At its March board of directors meeting, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded grants totaling $178,000. The work by the five grantees represents the foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, access to educational opportunities and the creation of economic opportunity in the Mahoning Valley.

Grants from the responsive portfolio were made to the following:

Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People for its Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative, which provides services and evidence-based programming to increase the financial stability of the state’s aging population.

We Are Warren, an initiative that seeks to bolster existing youth programming and better utilize community resources to ensure the city’s youth live safe, healthy and productive lives.

International Partners in Mission for its Pilot Immersion Experience Program that will send 20 area students to El Salvador.

Invent Now, a collaboration of Invention Project and the Ohio Youth Entrepreneurship Program, which provides STEM and entrepreneurial skills programming for 50 middle school students in Warren and Youngstown.

Youngstown CityScape for Sidewalk Squad, an expansion of Beautification 2018: Beyond Streetscape, which builds on the organization’s 20 years of beautification in downtown Youngstown.

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