of children in the east side live below the federal poverty line.
of students at Ruskin Elementary participate in East End's after-school programs.
A NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Thank you for your support of East End Community Service’s mission to build a prosperous, caring, and healthy community in East Dayton that nurtures disadvantaged children toward success. The accompanying Report to the Community details our programs and services, provides outcomes and/or evaluations, and celebrates all that we have accomplished.
Funding to provide high quality programs and services is a never-ending challenge for non-profits, and East End is no exception. But in July 2017, two important changes occurred at East End that have breathed new life into our work, and promised us a more secure future.
On July 1, 2017 East End merged with the WestCare Foundation, a family of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that provides a wide spectrum of health and human services, and community development programs in communities that span 19 US states, and three US territories. East End is the only WestCare affiliate in Ohio and this partnership has already brought high quality professional development services and health care benefits to East End staff, along with grant writing assistance that has already added new resources into our community.
The other great news from the summer of 2017 is that East End was awarded new funding by Montgomery County FCFC to continue providing after-school and summer programs to about 300 children and youth, to continue our Job Connections and forklift training efforts to help prepare adults for jobs and our Senior Outreach Services was awarded continuation funding to enable us to provide supports to elderly persons who are struggling to live independently.
Additionally, a new program was funded called FARE (Food Access and Resiliency Enterprise) which helps us get nutritious food to the families who struggle with food insecurity in our community.
I am proud of what we have accomplished together and grateful for continued support from the community. Together, we are helping break the cycle of multi-generational poverty that has crippled our community for far too long.
Executive Director, East End Community Services