HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Urban Forestry Planting Seeds, Growing a Culture of Conservation in the Mahoning Valley Celebrating Minority Health Month & National Poetry Month with an excerpt from Langston Hughes' "April Rain Song" As the sayings go, “April’s showers bring May’s flowers,” and “when it rains, it pours.” April has been a busy, fruitful month for HCP and many of our partners, but our spotlight is looking up to the trees. Throughout April, HCP recognized National Minority Health Month and celebrated significant contributions that Black Indigenous and People of [...]
HCP Members Reflect on Shared Challenges & Celebrations in 2020 The Healthy Community Partnership recently published a review of its work and collaborative efforts throughout 2020. Although that work looks very different in the midst of the current health crisis, it is inspiring to reflect on how much is accomplished when partners come together to create community solutions and support each other. Watch HCP's 2020 Highlights Video! https://vimeo.com/543195623 Read the full 2020 Year in Review here!
Centering Sidewalks Partners Respond to Mahoning Matters Community Column about Proposal for American Rescue Plan Resources Members of the Healthy Community Partnership (Partnership) responded to recent column published in Mahoning Matters, which offered a proposal that some of the American Rescue Plan funds to be used to pay off debt on downtown Youngstown's Covelli Center. The column concludes by suggesting that the savings to the city could be used to reinvest back into the community through tools like, revolving funds, neighborhood solutions, or other business initiatives. However, in the lead up to presenting this proposal, there were a couple [...]
HCP-MV Moment of the Month: Three Cheers for Transit Ohio Passes 2022-2023 Transportation Budget with Restored Resources for Public Transit A scene from Schoolhouse Rocks! "I'm Just a Bill."ABC Advocacy journeys do not always, or even often, lead to happily-ever-afters or victorious celebrations. There are countless advocacy stories that end in heartache, heartbreak, and mourning. Much like the story told by "Bill" in the beginning of Schoolhouse Rocks! edutainional favorite, "I'm Just a Bill." Fortunately, the tale of the 2022-2023 Ohio Transportation Budget wrapped up with a heartwarming, celebratory happy ending, at least for now. The [...]
HCP-MV Partner Spotlight: Mahoning & Trumbull County Land Banks A Decade of Demolitions to Grow a Greener Mahoning Valley A lot has changed over the last 10 years. Common sights in 2011 are artifacts by 2021 standards. Technology is always a reliable place to look for what’s new, different, updated, and upgraded—iPods are no more; much of our data and entertainment floats in a cloud or through a stream rather than burned onto DVDs or flashdrives; and everything is “smarter”—including toothbrushes, hairbrushes, and other “things.” Steel Mill along Mahoning River 1962—Photo donated by Joseph E. Cole to [...]