Stark Education Partnership is a catalyst, engaging and collaborating with education, business, civic and community stakeholders to drive sustainable improvement and innovation to provide all students with education and career success.


To build generations of successful individuals who fulfill their potential and grow roots in Stark County.

Who SEP Serves

SEP serves education, business, and community organizations in the Stark County region as a connector and partner. SEP collaborates with local foundations to ensure a continued focus on meeting emerging needs and works in complementary fashion with other nonprofits throughout the region.


The Stark Education Partnership believes that its success is wholly dependent upon the success of partner organizations and students we serve. SEP leverages the following organizational values to advance this goal:

Respect:  SEP works with partners to ensure opportunities for all individuals in Stark County, recognizing value in diversity of ideas, cultures, and people.

Expertise: SEP advances its mission and vision through research, data, and best practices.

Catalyst: SEP accelerates the trajectory of new ideas and programs through research, support, and a space to incubate new initiatives.

Engagement: SEP engages collaboratively with local employers, partner organizations, education entities, and the public to ensure our work is aligned and to achieve maximum impact.

Responsibility: SEP is committed to the success of its strategies through the identification of key performance indicators of success and alignment with the work of relevant partners.

Discipline: SEP diligently remains focused on strategies with the greatest potential for impact.