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Last Updated September 3, information pills 2010

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John C. Jones – President/CEO

Ret Littleton – Administrative Assistant

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Workforce Development

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Phil Cunningham – Workforce Coordinator

Charlotte Jones – Program Specialist

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Project Reconnect – The SOURCE

1301 Monroe St. – Toledo, OH 43604

(419) 213-6370

(419) 213-6268 (fax)

Brooke Campbell – Admin Coordinator

Shirley Lyons – Workforce Coordinator

Steve Eaton – Educational Specialist

Kristie Knighten – Employment Specialist

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Health & Quality of Life

J. Frank Troy Senior Center

1235 Division St,

Toledo, OH 43604

(419) 255-6206

(419) 255-1670 (Fax)

Barbara Kyles – Dir., Senior Programs

Prince McDonald – Program Assistant

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Financial Stability Collaborative

Once again its time to celebrate except this year we will be doing things a bit different. The Greater Toledo Urban League is commemorating our 13th year with our regular annual dinner. This year is different however because at the same time we are recognizing our National affiliate with a very special “Centennial Celebration”. this March 12th event will be held at the Park Plaza as it was last year and feature a more celebratory feel than the norm. We will begin at.

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To help individuals and families move toward financial stability by helping them increase their income, ask build savings, and gain/sustain assets.



United Way of Greater Toledo’s recently launched Agenda for Change focuses on education, income, and health. Specifically, the area of income focuses on helping families become financially stable through financial education, asset development, and credit repair/debt reduction. United Way identified several organizations in the community already doing this work and brought them together to create the Financial Stability Collaborative.

The Collaborative brings the fragmented resources and educational opportunities together to avoid duplication of services and create a solid process for financial education.



It is important to understand this work addresses multiple faces of poverty.

The Collaborative has identified three populations:

  1. Transitional: This population has housing stabilization barriers. External factors may include substance abuse, domestic violence, and multiple encounters with the court system.
  2. Situational: Most in this category have recently encountered job loss and are unfamiliar with available resources. This population often has a very real sense of denial about their situation. Coping mechanisms include substance abuse and domestic violence.
  3. Generational: This population has been in poverty for generations, and has been taught how to navigate the system and access resources. The growing challenge has become the enormous amount of competition (from situational poverty) for these resources.



Information & Referral: Five partners in the Collaborative provide information & referral services. These neighborhood centers are able to provide advocacy on-site as families and individuals engage in wraparound services that will move them toward financial stability.
Education: We will identify other community partners with expertise in various fields to help create and convene financial education opportunities in neighborhoods across Toledo.
“Customers” will choose or be referred to these learning opportunities according to their financial needs. Collectively, these learning opportunities will be referred to as the Learning Academy. Three partners are currently engaged in this work.

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Key partners in this Collaborative include Aurora Project, Catholic Charities, East Toledo Family Center, Friendly Center, Greater Toledo Urban League, Lutheran Social Services, Providence Center, and United Way of Greater Toledo.




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[fancy_box][dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]he Greater Toledo Urban League has helped many disadvantaged people over the years. 2010 has been no different, store and we’re eager to tell you more about how we’ve worked diligently, to ensure that numerous others would have a year filled with inspiration, success and change!


For starters, the Urban League has strengthened its focus on improving education in Northwest Ohio. This move officially recognizes something we have known all along, that our efforts in every other area of our mission – workforce development, health, civil rights and civic engagement – mean nothing if our youngest citizens are growing up without the basic skills to function effectively in society.

Second, the Urban League has undertaken a targeted effort to advocate for issues that are critical to the social and economic well-being of every person in Northwest Ohio. This means that we’ll work proactively with other organizations to address specific concerns in the community and apply what we’ve learned from direct experience about the issues.

It’s true, the promise of these initiatives has invigorated our work and created excitement among staff and supporters. For the last 14 years, the Urban League has worked to improve the social and economic conditions of disadvantaged and underserved people in Northwest Ohio and, thanks to the new focus, the future looks bright.

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Ways to Give to
The Greater Toledo Urban League

Friends of the Greater Toledo Urban League who wish to make a contribution are encouraged to consider the following options:


Cash is often the most convenient form of giving. Cash gifts are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes, provided deductions are itemized.


Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have been otherwise possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.


Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to the Greater Toledo Urban League or may be transferred through the donor’s broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with the External Affairs Office before a transaction is made. For general questions on securities callJohn Jones at 419-243-3343 or send an email to

Gifts of appreciated securities may be tax deductible, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The deduction is based on the full fair market value, and capital gains tax is not due when the stock is transferred to the League.

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In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial and tax planning perspective to consider long-term planning giving as the best way to make a gift. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable reminder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests. For more information on planned giving, please contact John Jones at 419-243-3343 or send an email

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[fancy_header]Volunteer Opportunities[/fancy_header]

The Greater Toledo Urban League, physician Inc. could not provide its many services,
to the community,if we did not have our super supporters—our volunteers.

Our volunteers provide services to our youth programs through:


  • S.T.R.I.V.E.
  • Summer Mentorship/Basketball Program


And, our volunteers provide services to our adult programs through:


  • J. Frank Troy Senior Center
  • Community Advocacy



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