NEIGHBORHOOD SUCCESS: Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, supports grassroots groups in the development of community projects that enhance the quality of life in Warren and Youngstown. Grants of $500 to $5,000 are awarded for resident-driven projects that align with the foundation’s strategic priorities. A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.

The goals of Neighborhood SUCCESS are to expand meaningful resident engagement and leadership; encourage communication and collaboration among residents and organizations; build on the financial, human and material resources that exist in the community; and enhance neighborhoods physically, socially or economically.

Grantseekers must attend one of seven orientations to be eligible to apply for funding. Scheduled from October to December and held in various Warren and Youngstown locations, these sessions support potential grantees in the application process.

Visit the Calendar of Events page at www.rjweanfdn.org to register.

ROAMING RAFFLE: The Youngstown Regional Film Commission, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing filmmakers to the area, is sponsoring a roaming raffle. Prizes include food donated by local restaurants during October. Ask a server for tickets.

Sponsoring venues are Susie’s Dogs & Drafts of Boardman, the Royal Oaks of Youngstown, O’Donold’s Irish Pub & Grill of Youngstown and Austintown, Avalon Downtown Youngstown, V2 Wine Bar Trattoria of Youngstown, Coaches Burgers of Boardman and Poland, Patsy’s Bar & Grille, Draught House of Youngstown, Donavito’s of Struthers, and Ryes and Imbibe in downtown Youngstown.

The drawing will take place Nov. 1.

MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT: The Niles Public Preschool parents are sponsoring a Monopoly tournament Nov. 5 at McMenamy’s in Niles. Pre-register by calling Amanda Rogers at 330-675-9493. There are elimination rounds and prizes for the top six spots. The grand prize is a Monopoly Deluxe Edition 5-in-1 Game set.

Parents are also sponsoring a Chinese auction and homemade bake sale items.

Due to budget cuts and increased class size, funding for field trips was lost. Parents organized the nonschool-affiliated fundraiser to help restore field trip money.

The Chinese auction will feature themed baskets and donations from local area merchants. Tickets will be sold on site. Entrants do not have to be present to win.


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