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Applications accepted now through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Thank for your interest in the Neighborhood SUCCESS Resident Council. If you are a new applicant, please allow yourself 15-20 minutes to complete the entire application. Up to four candidates each from Warren and Youngstown will be selected to join the Resident Council. Please note that if you are selected, you must be available to participate in the Resident Council orientation and training session on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Overview of Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program
Neighborhood SUCCESS, a program of The Raymond John Wean Foundation, awards $500 to $5,000 to support grassroots groups in Warren and Youngstown with the most promising efforts to address Resident Identified Priorities and:

  • Center race equity and inclusion in the design, implementation and impact
  • Expand meaningful participation and leadership of residents closest to the ·challenges imposed by systemic racism
  • Build community by encouraging communication, collaboration and connection among residents and organizations
  • Leverage the financial, human and material resources that exist in the community


What are the Resident Identified Priorities?

  • Race equity and inclusion
  • Blight remediation and housing conditions
  • Job training and entrepreneur development
  • Food security and healthy food access
  • Youth employment, training and recreation
  • Neighborhood safety
  • Community cohesion and unity
  • Digital inclusion
  • Effective and accountable government and civic leadership


Purpose of the Neighborhood SUCCESS Resident Council
Members of the Resident Council play a critical role in the ongoing development and implementation of the Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program. Through their contributions of time and expertise the members: ensure a fair and thoughtful decision making process for grant awards; further develop their leadership skills; interact with fellow residents; and strengthen communities through their work.

What are the responsibilities of Resident Council Members? 

  • Thoughtfully review grant applications, conduct due diligence and make funding recommendations
  • Attend scheduled meetings and be an active and engaged participant in discussion and the decision-making process as well as in other trainings or event opportunities as requested
  • Conduct grantee learning visits
  • Serve as community ambassadors of the Neighborhood SUCCESS Grants Program


What are the Opportunities for Resident Council Members? 

  • Personal and professional leadership development
  • Networking and learning through events that may include trainings, convenings and conferences
  • Directly enhance Warren and Youngstown neighborhoods through funding recommendations


Length of Term
The term for Resident Council members is two years (typically two grant funding cycles), with possible eligibility for an additional one-year term.


Please contact Tara C. Walker-Pollock, Program Officer of Capacity Building, with any questions at: tpollock@weanfoundation.org or 330-394-5600 x105.

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