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Articles About Yellow Springs Community Foundation

  • Inside Collaborative Community — The power of positive stories

    The YS Community Foundation Encore Miller Fellows helped support the Courageous Conservations series, organized by The 365 Project and the Yellow Springs Havurah to address issues of race. Here, one local group met earlier this year. From left is David Seitz, Vivian Markley, Kirk Weigand, Megan Bachman, Mori Rothman, Karen McKee, Moya Shea, Marianne MacQueen, Lauren Heaton (obscured), and Locksley Orr. Also participating in the group was Rich Bullock and Encore Miller Fellow Jalyn Roe, who co-facilitated with MacQueen. A new round of Courageous Conversations is starting up in the fall. Those interested in participating should contact Encore Miller Fellow Len Kramer at len2654@gmail.com, or 937-572-4840. (Submitted photo)

    In the fall of 2018, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation hired four individuals to help enhance connections and opportunities for interaction among our community students, seniors and nonprofits. I joined the others late in November, especially to help the group focus on stories and creative endeavors.

  • Antioch Reunion — Talking town-gown links

    A worker went atop Antioch College’s Main Building Wednesday, July 3, to repair wind damage. See sidebar on page 7 for more on its restoration. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The new collaboration between Antioch College and the village is both a symbol of strong town-gown ties and a likely topic of conversation at this year’s Antioch College Reunion.

  • Women’s Park thrives at 20

    The 20th anniversary of the Women’s Park of Yellow Springs will be celebrated on Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park on the Little Miami Trail bike path. Shown above are some of the park’s organizers and gardeners, including Evelyn LaMers, in front; behind, from left, Helen Eier, Deb Henderson and Macy Reynolds. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Twenty years ago, villager and women’s rights activist Gene Trolander gathered together like-minded friends to bring to life a vision she held dear: a park to celebrate the lives of Yellow Springs women.

  • A look at the 2017 projected Village budget

    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

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

  • Yellow Springs school board eyes rising PBL costs

    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

    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.