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2017 GENERAL SUPPORTED SERVICES PROJECT SUMMARIES

In 2017 Montgomery County and United Way of the Greater Dayton issued a Combined Funding Application seeking services to achieve goals identified their 2016 Joint Strategic Plan. Organizations were required to initiate a Collective Impact project to address their chosen priority area by identifying other organizations with which to partner to more holistically address their clients’ needs. Some projects have multiple partner organizations which received funding. Many projects also included other non-funded partners to bring value to a project through their own programs and services.

Priority areas for which services were sought include (click each to see corresponding projects that received funding):

Kindergarten Readiness

3rd Grade Reading and 8th Grade Math Proficiency

High School Graduation

Stable Employment

Community Violence (specifically Domestic Violence)

Food Access

 

 Kindergarten Readiness

Project Name: Miami Valley Family Care Center

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Catholic Social Services Of The Miami Valley

Miami Valley Care Center Program

 

 $45,000

 

Project Description:               The Miami Valley Care Center (MVFCC) is committed to providing early childhood education opportunities in order to facilitate Kindergarten Readiness for Montgomery County children.

The project partners will focus on providing children with the developmentally appropriate opportunities and practices cited by the Ohio Department of Education to better prepare them for Kindergarten.

We will provide progressions for learning in Social Foundations, Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Physical Well- Being and Motor Development. Gardening nutrition will be taught. Staff and students will also be trained to use mindfulness to enhance the classroom environment.

Additional Partners American Heart Association, Miami Valley Child Development Center, Sunlight Village

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3rd Grade Reading 

Project Name: Educational Centers of Excellence

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

The YMCA Of Greater Dayton

Educational Centers of Excellence YMCA Program

 $199,144

 $66,000

 

Project Description: The YMCA and partners will increase kindergarten readiness and school-aged academic performance as well as youth development outcomes at five centers serving children.

Partners will utilize multiple assessments, evidence-based curriculum, and technology to administer education related programs. To assist in instruction, the YMCA is providing ipads for teachers and laptops/mobile computer carts. Programs will also offer behavioral health interventions. Family meals, case management, groceries, will offer additional support for families and children.

Additional Partners: Positive Solutions Counseling Center, Wesley Community Center, Dayton Metro Library, Artemis Center, Learn to Earn Dayton

 

Project Name:        Youth Literacy Services

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Project READ

Youth Literacy Tutoring Program

 

 $15,000

 

Project Description: The Youth Literacy Services program recruits, trains and places volunteer reading tutors for kindergarten through third grade students in eight schools and after-school programs. By helping students learn to read before they are expected to read to learn, the project prepares students for school success.

Volunteers meet with their students at least once per week to provide reading tutoring. The volunteers use materials chosen by the school or tutoring site to ensure that tutoring aligns with the school's curriculum. The individual attention of a trained, caring tutor provides not only academic assistance, but the tutor also serves as a mentor.

Additional Partners: Dakota Center, East End Community Services, Ruskin PreK-6, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School, Wesley Community Center, Inc., Sinclair Community College, Kiser PreK-6, DECA PREP,  Holy Angels Catholic School

 

Project Name: West Dayton After School Collaborative

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Wesley Community Center Inc

Afterschool Program

 $82,800

 $10,000

Dakota Center, Inc.

Dakota Center After-School Program

 $36,500

 $45,000

Boys & Girls Club Of Dayton, Inc.

Ready to Learn Program

 $50,000

 $125,000

Parity, Inc.

Parity Inc Mentoring Program

 $60,000

 

 

Project Description: Partners provide tutoring, health-nutrition and social-emotional afterschool programs for K - 6 students with a focus on students attending schools/living in West Dayton. Programs will range from after school  and summer school opportunities for youth, cloud-based learning software, recreational programming, parenting workshops, tutoring, community circles, a nutritious meal each day and other enrichment activities such as music/arts.

Wesley Center Partners: Project READ, Learn To Earn Dayton, YMCA of Greater Dayton

Boys and Girls Club Partners: Clothes That Work, CareSource Life Services, Samaritan Behavioral Health, Synchrony Financial, Max & Erma's, Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Miami Valley

Dakota Center Partners: Montgomery County Mentoring Collaborative, Project Read, University of Dayton Fitz Center, The Foodbank

Parity Partners: Grace United Methodist Church, Alliance Engineering



Project Name: Families Forward

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Catholic Social Services Of The Miami Valley

Family Stabilization and Support

 $130,000

 

ECHO - Empowering Children With Hope and Opportunity

ECHO - Family Advocacy

 $75,000

 

House Of Bread

Outreach Meals

 $10,000

 

 

Project Description: Families Forward will support preschool - 8th grade school attendance and academics by strengthening and stabilizing families in daily living and empowering family school partnerships through school family partnerships and family outreach with responsive, supportive case management services for families to meet goals around stable home life, safety, healthy living, and engaged family relationships for student success.

Families Forward Case Managers (from CSS and ECHO) will be located in the schools and work with families at any location needed including the school, at the family's home, and in the community to meet and support the families' unique needs and goals. House of Bread will provide meals for family engagement nights and also make groceries available.

Additional Partners: St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Mother Brunner Catholic School, Dayton Children's Hospital, Kiser PK-6 School


Project Name: East Dayton After School Miracles Collaborative

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

East End Community Services Corporation

Miracle Makers

 $168,750

 $5,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Greater Miami Valley Inc

Bigs in Badges @ East Dayton After School Miracles

 $25,000

 

The YMCA Of Greater Dayton

YMCA After School Program

 $59,899

 

Family Service Association

Kids and Schools Together (KAST)

 

 $33,000

 

Project Description: The Project is a high quality, intensive, holistic afterschool intervention intended to close the academic achievement gap in two east Dayton neighborhood schools.

The Project will provide researched-based interventions and educational programming to more than 250 students attending Ruskin PreK-6 & Cleveland PreK-6 to achieve 3rd grade reading and 8th grade math proficiency, build social/emotional/ physically healthy children, and strengthen families- and establish an east Dayton afterschool network sharing best practices, leveraging resources, and sharing data to inform programming. Big Brothers Big Sisters will recruit police officers to serve as mentors. Family Service Association will provide mental health services.

Additional Partners: Sinclair Community College Foundation - Project READ, Dayton Public Schools

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High School Graduation

Project Name: East Dayton Champions: A Comprehensive Approach to Youth Success

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

East End Community Services Corporation

Youth Development Center

 $129,600

 $6,400

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Greater Miami Valley Inc

Bigs in Badges @East Dayton Champions

 $25,000

 

Family Service Association

Teens Arise From Trauma (FAST)

 

 $16,000

 

Project Description: The project uses evidence-based strategies for improving under-resourced East Dayton 7th-12 graders' academic performance, health and protective factors, and leadership skills to achieve high school graduation.

The mission is to strengthen the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of East Dayton youth who are growing up in poverty, build protective factors against risky behaviors, develop specific skills for achieving school success, earn a high school diploma, complete college and/or earn post-secondary credentials, and achieve career readiness.

Components of the project include building relationships, academic support, promotion of healthy behaviors, and leadership and community service. Community events and service to the elderly in the neighborhood will also be incorporated into the project. Big Brothers Big Sisters will recruit police officers to serve as mentors. Family Service Association will provide mental health services.

Additional Partners: Public Health Dayton Montgomery County, Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Dayton Inc. (UMADAOP), East Patrol Operations Division (EPOD), Ohio State University Extension, Sinclair Community College Foundation


Project Name: Teen Parents Learn

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Catholic Social Services Of The Miami Valley

Parent Link

 

 $130,000

 

Project Description: Teen Parents Learn project empowers pregnant and parenting adolescents to graduate from high school using nurturing parenting education, life coaching and person centered case management.

Teen Parents Learn is an education solution to empower pregnant and parenting adolescents to manage responsibilities, strengthen parenting abilities and complete high school through participating in nurturing parenting education and skill development, person centered case management support, and personalized life coaching designed to direct and encourage each participant's educational success. The Teen Parents Learn (TPL) project will be made available to adolescent young women who are pregnant or parenting.

Additional Partners: Life Skills High School, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Lifestages Centers for Women

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 STABLE EMPLOYMENT

Project Name: Stable Employment Collective Impact Project (SECIP)

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Daybreak Inc

Daybreak Opportunity Zone

$241,549

 $43,500

East End Community Services Corporation

East End Neighborhood Job Connections

$105,000

 

Goodwill Easter Seals Of Miami Valley

Miami Valley Works

$156,385

 

Greater Dayton Volunteers Lawyers Project

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Program

$24,550

 

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

Legal Aid Assistance for Stable Employment

$30,000

 

Miami Valley Urban League

SOAR

$119,180

 

Omega Community Development Corporation

Ready To Work

$61,108

 

 

Project Description: The Stable Employment Collective Impact Project aligns the combined capacity of 8 non-profit agencies in Montgomery County with the mission to Increase Employment Stability.

Agencies that are part of the Stable Employment Collective Impact Project (SECIP) are strategically located to provide accessible services throughout Montgomery County. Providers concurrently may also provide population-specific services i.e. Daybreak serves primarily youth based on their role in the community. While the collaborative agencies provide unique and valued services to their local neighborhoods, each agency benefits from the common agenda, performance measures and design of the collaboration design. Each agency in the collaborative have long standing ties to their unique neighborhoods which in turn are leveraged to reach out to the local populations to engage them in the project employment strategies.

Additional Partner: Wright State University

 

Project Name: Adult Literacy Services

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Project READ

Helpline and Adult Literacy Tutoring Programs

 

 $27,600

Brunner Literacy Center

Basic Literacy Tutoring for Adults

 

 $20,000

 

Project Description: Adult Literacy Services will provide literacy tutoring and classroom instruction for adults seeking to improve basic skills, earn a high school diploma/GED, or learn English.

The Adult Literacy Services program will bring together 10 agencies to address a common barrier to employability: literacy. This program will help adults improve their basic skills, earn a high school diploma or GED, and/or improve their English language skills to access living wage jobs or post-secondary education. This program will occur in numerous locations throughout the Dayton area.

A unique partnership will offer vision screening and glasses for clients not able to obtain those serves through other means.

Additional Partners: Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, East End Community Services, Greater Dayton Premier Management, Kettering City School District, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Beavercreek Lions Club, Sinclair Community College, Fast Forward Center

  

Project Name: Family Success Network

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Wesley Community Center Inc

West Dayton Family Success Network

$89,269

 $12,782

Community Action Partnership Of The Greater Dayton Area

Legal Clinic

$20,000

 

Grace United Methodist Church

Dayton Cooks!

$35,000

 

 

Project Description: The Family Success Network provides a continuum of services that collectively remove barriers to employment and stability, offering economic self-sufficiency to families.

The Family Success Network Project addresses the education and income/stability focus areas and provides a postsecondary credential through ServSafe as part of the Dayton Cooks! program. The program also works with persons to link them to additional post-secondary credentials available through Sinclair Community College and vocational programs. As part of this effort, Wesley will work closely with Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services to secure services as well as Montgomery County Development and the Workforce Division. In order to increase income and stability as well as a prerequisite for additional educational attainment, the Family Success Network Project offers job readiness skills and offers a culinary career-specific training program for participants. In order to improve the income of participants, the project prepares persons for eventual job placement and employment retention through Montgomery County Development Services by providing case management services to meet basic needs (food access, housing, utilities, assistance with rent and other supports, etc.). Through a comprehensive Individual Stable Employment Plan, Wesley staff members also make connections to critical community resources to address issues of mental health/alcohol and drug use, as well as financial and legal counseling. Staff members will examine ways to remove education and employment barrier removal (childcare, transportation, and work clothes, etc.).

 
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Community Violence-Domestic Violence

Increasing Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Artemis Center to Domestic Violence

Advocacy Services for Victims of Domestic Violence Program

 $100,661

 $17,166

Catholic Social Services Of The Miami Valley

Erma's House

 $50,000

 

Greater Dayton Volunteers Lawyers Project

Supporting Pro Bono Legal Services

 $24,550

 

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

Collaborative Holistic Legal Services

 $75,000

 $50,000

 

Project Description: A collaboration of partners strengthening a safety net of services to make the lives of domestic violence victims/survivors and their children safer in our community. Partners will provide a safety net of supportive and empowerment services to increase safety for victims of domestic violence and their children through direct and indirect crisis and pre-crisis services, education of the community through advocacy and training (from in school programs to training for police officers), coordination and leadership of community efforts to reduce domestic violence homicides. Coordination of services includes investigation and referral, individual adocacy (such as working with the courts) and system advocacy (addressing our community’s response to domestic violence).

Additional Partners: Artemis Center, CARE House- Mont Co Child Advocacy Center, Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton, Dayton Correctional Institute, Dayton Municipal Court Adult Probation Dept., Dayton Police Department, Dayton Prosecutor's Office, Dept. of Health Services Dayton Public Schools, Greater Dayton YMCA, Hannah's Treasure Chest, Miami Valley Crime Lab, MonDay Community Correctional Institution, Mont Co Common Pleas Court Secure Transitional Offender Program (STOP), Mont County Domestic Relations Court, Montgomery County Adult Probation Office, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Women's Therapeutic Court (WTC), Montgomery County Criminal Justice Council, Montgomery County Dept of Job & Family Services Children's Services Division, Montgomery County Office of Ex-Offender Reentry (MCOER), Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office Victim/Witness Division, and Vandalia Municipal Court.


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Food Access

Project Name: West Dayton Food Access Collective Impact Project

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

Homefull

Homefull-West Dayton Food Access Collective Impact Program

 $105,152

 $72,000

The Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative

MVOC-West Dayton Food Access Collective Impact Program

 $59,400

 $40,000

 

Project Description: Partners will work together utilizing evidence-based strategies to increase food security and improve the quality, affordability, and nutrition of food available to West Dayton residents.

Activities include staffing and capacity building, building community and school-based gardens, creating mobile farmers markets, education and awareness through health fairs, providing out-of-school meal time, and providing job training related to gardening and agriculture.

Additional Partners: Hall Hunger Initiative, Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative (GDUCI) Central State University-Dayton, Ohio State University (Montgomery County Extension Office), Citywide, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Mt. Olive Baptist Church (MOBC), Edgemont Solar Garden, Dakota Center, Wesley Community Center, Corinthian Baptist Church (CBC), Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County (PHDMC)


Project Name: East Dayton Food Access & Resiliency Enterprise

Agency

Program

County Award

UW Award

East End Community Services Corporation

Community Outreach and Coordination

 $69,000

 $8,000

Mission of Mary Cooperative

Community/School/Backyard Gardens & Farm Training

 

 $20,000

 

Project Description: A comprehensive system to increase low-income East Dayton residents' consistent access to healthy, affordable food by engaging them in its production, distribution, preparation, and consumption.

The mission of East Dayton Food Access & Resiliency Enterprise is the establishment of a comprehensive system that gives residents local control over the production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of healthy, affordable food. Education and community building are embedded in each part of the system to assure empowerment and sustainability.

Project activities include educational/community programming and management of our physical food production sites: the farm and community gardens at Lincoln Hill, backyard gardens built with our assistance at area residences, an agricultural skills training farm on Xenia Avenue, and a schoolyard garden near Ruskin PK-8 School. Other activities include a monthly farmers market and a regular pop-up healthy food cafe, leading to a permanent storefront farmstand/bulk food center and cafe. County/United Way funding would support East End and Mission of Mary staffing for coordination of the collaborative, educational programming, and management of the community/schoolyard/backyard garden programs.

Additional Partners: University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton Dietetics, Catholic Social Services, New Hope Project, The Dayton Food Bank, With God's Grace, Public Health Dayton Montgomery County, Greater Dayton Union Cooperative Initiative, Dayton Urban Grown


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