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Wean Foundation Awards $105,736 to Warren, Youngstown Groups - The Vindicator

The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded $105,736 to 27 resident-led Warren and Youngstown grass-roots organizations seeking to transform their neighborhoods and communities.

Among the 2018 grantees are the Junior Organizers, a group of Warren G. Harding High School students working to create meaningful opportunities to support other youth in Warren through mentoring and enrichment, and Youngstown’s West Prince- ton Block Club, which is working to transform a vacant lot into a Peace Corner for neighbors to gather, socialize and meditate. The funds were awarded as part of Neighborhood SUCCESS, a foundation program that supports grass-roots organizations seeking to develop resident participation and leadership, promote communication and collaboration among residents and build on existing resources in their communities. Neighborhood SUCCESS provides annual grants of $500 to $5,000 to projects aligned with the foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic opportunity, educational opportunity and public service leadership. To read the full story from The Vindicator, click here.