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Articles About Yellow Springs Community Foundation

  • A look at the 2017 projected Village budget

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    At Village Council’s Oct. 3 meeting, Council members heard an overview of the 2017 Village budgets for enterprise, capital and special revenue funds.

  • Village Council — Utility bills elicit concerns

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    Many villagers have been surprised this month by higher-than-expected utility bills.

  • Yellow Springs school board eyes rising PBL costs

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    The Yellow Springs School District’s budget work session concerned itself with overall ways to increase revenue as the district slides to deficit spending.

  • New fund establishes money for young artists

    Nadia Mulhall received the first award this year from the Lisa Goldberg YS Arts Scholarship, established by ceramic artist and art supporter Lisa Goldberg to help young people or college-bound seniors further their education in the arts. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Scholarships support Yellow Springs students with many different abilities and interests, but to local resident Lisa Goldberg, scholarships in the visual arts are not as numerous as those in other fields.

  • A new energy at Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center

    Students at the Yellow Springs Community Children’s Center, from left, Brooklyn Markgraf, Neveah Plambeck, Dylan Cole and Lilly Brown, planted shamrocks in the school yard on Monday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this week. The center is working hard to recover from several years of financial hardship and has recently welcomed two new interim directors and five new board members, all with extensive nonprofit management experience. (Submitted photo by Andrea Seigel-Hall)

    The process of bringing the the Children’s Center from the brink of insolvency has not been without its challenges. But the affordable, all-day early childhood education that the school has long offered is too vital to the community to abandon.

  • VIDEO — Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates ecology

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    This year, the YS Community Foundation celebrates 40 years of contributions to the village’s many nonprofit endeavors. As part of that celebration, the foundation, with the cooperation of WYSO, is producing a series of five sound and slide pieces detailing some of its most important work in the village.

  • Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates 40 years cultivating community

    The Yellow Springs Community Foundation is celebrating 40 years this year with a monthly series of soundslide stories featuring its donors, grant recipients and beneficiaries. The audio pieces begin this week on the YSCF Facebook page, and continue through September, when the foundation will host a celebration party at the Antioch College Wellness Center. Above, Collin Calfee, left, and Gini Meekin participate in the Project Peace, funded in part by the Community Foundation. (Submitted Photo)

    The three-heart logo that has stood for the Yellow Springs Community Foundation since 1974 represents its three pillars — the donors, the recipients and the beneficiaries: the people of Yellow Springs.

  • Antioch College’s Miller Fellows boost local nonprofits

    Antioch College students Kelsey Pierson, left, and Khalil Nasar, far right, chopped wood with Glen Helen Nature Preserve Land Manager George Bieri, center, on a recent chilly afternoon in the Glen. Pierson and Nasar are two of 16 Antioch students working this year at local nonprofits as Miller Fellows. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The early careers of two Antioch College students were launched by their Miller Fellowships, during which they worked at local nonprofit organizations. In the program’s third year, 16 Antioch students are working 10 hours per week at one of 11 nonprofits.

  • ‘Godzilla’ takes to the stage with a comic twist

    The cast and crew of GODZILLA!, an original musical parody written by Yellow Springs native Corrie Van Ausdal, rehearsed last weekend at the Glen Helen Auditorium. The show, produced by YSKP, opens in the auditorium on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. and continues Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. and on the following weekend, Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, with performances at 7 and 10 p.m. From left are musical director Xavier Suarez, actors Blaize Wright, Bear Wright, Sumayah Chappelle, Duard Headley and Jeremiah Scott, stage manager Amy Cunningham, writer/director Van Ausdal, assistant director Hannah Craig and choreographer Jill Becker. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A 500-foot fire-breathing monster rises from the sea and tromps around with no regard for human life.
    That’s the gist the plot of an upcoming local production, only this time, GODZILLA! is a clever comedy with pop music.

  • Leading Yellow Springs Schools a delicate balance

    Maintaining a leadership team in the Yellow Springs Schools that always agrees is seldom possible; the schools struggle at times to balance the shared authority granted by the state to both the local school board and the school administration.

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