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Making an Impact: SEP's FY24 Year in Review

Issues (June 14, 2024) – Stark Education Partnership (SEP) continues to provide a support system to students, employers, and schools through its focused career-connected learning (CCL) work. Over the past year, a great deal of progress has occurred by intentional actions aligned with our vision of...

Five Stark Student Success Stories

Issues (May 31, 2024) – As Career Champions, we have had the opportunity and privilege to get to know some amazing students in our Stark County high schools. We’re pleased to introduce you to five of these students – some of whom will be sharing their stories in person at SEP’s Impact Celebration on...

Stark Tank Continues Engaging College Students In Entrepreneurship

Issues (May 17, 2024) – The Stark Tank college pitch competition continues to grow and encourage additional students to get their creative juices flowing as they take part in a chance to win up to $25,000 in prize money. This year saw a record number of students enter the competition! This entrepreneurial...

Celebrating Stark’s CCL Successes

Issues (May 3, 2024) – As schools begin winding down their year, we would like to take a moment to share the progress our partner schools have made in implementing Career Connected Learning (CCL). Both school personnel and SEP’s Career Champions have done an excellent job assisting students as...

East Canton High School “Experienceships”

Issues (April 23, 2024) – At East Canton High School, we have continuously worked to find creative and innovative ways to promote informed future planning to our students. We’ve spent a large amount of time asking our students “What do you want to be when you grow up?” However, our staff...

The Champions Of Career Connected Learning

Issues (April 5, 2024) – As SEP Career Champions, we have the satisfaction of helping students in nine Stark County school districts with career-connected learning experiences through their partnership with SEP. We provide students with a cutting-edge career exploration instrument, YouScience, which...

Making Career Connections With Vulnerable Student Populations

Issues (March 22, 2024) – Vulnerable student populations often encounter challenges in receiving a quality and equitable education. Vulnerable youth may face many barriers, including traumatization, high mobility, and undiagnosed behavioral and health conditions. Vulnerable students may also face...

How Videos Are Promoting Local Companies to the Workforce of Tomorrow

Issues (March 8, 2024) – Are you one of the more than 3,060 people who have viewed one of the Stark Career Pathways Explorer Series videos? Stark Education Partnership (SEP) is proud of its series that educates Stark County middle and high school students about local companies and builds a...

Marathon’s Growing Connections With Local Stark Students

Issues (February 23, 2024) – Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States...


Alliance City Schools Renew Focus On Preparing Students for Careers

Issues (February 9, 2024) – It is an exciting time to be living and working in Stark County. Our residents are excited about the huge strides we have made in economic development recently and the possibilities for even more soon. As a school leader, I’m keenly aware that one of my primary responsibilities is to...

Revisiting Recent Issues from 2023

Issues (January 26, 2024) – For the past several months, numerous individuals have verified that they’ve NOT been receiving our Issues publications. We have made some changes that should get us back into your inboxes. Since many of you have missed out, we’ve included several highlights from previous articles...

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Heart of Stark: $25,000 given out to college students in Stark Tank competition

The Repository (May 27, 2024) – In collaboration with Stark Education Partnership, local business leaders recently awarded $25,000 to college students participating in Stark Tank – the community’s version of the popular TV show "Shark Tank" – where students pitch their business...

Opportunities at Home:
Stark Education Partnership works to keep young adults from leaving local area

The Repository (February 25, 2024) – An article appeared in The Repository on Feb. 11 regarding what Ohio is doing to keep its young adults here in our state and to keep Ohio vibrant and economically stable in the future. The Stark Education Partnership is responding to this need very specifically...

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Looking at the Issues Newsletter

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Looking at the Issues Newsletter

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Looking at the Issues Newsletter

(November 26, 2021) – What Are We Thankful For?

(November 12, 2021) – AmeriCorps College Guides Prepare Stark's Students...

(October 29, 2021) – Giving Back to Stark County, the Community that Gave...

(September 21, 2021) – Meet Equity Expert, Principal Baruti Kafele

(August 11, 2021) – Dr. John Richard to be New SEP President

(May 28, 2021) – Thank You Heroes!

(May 21, 2021) – The Courage to Innovate

(May 14, 2021) – Greater Stark County Stops Admiring the Problem...

(May 7, 2021) – Research Supports Major Shift Needed in Early Education

(April 30, 2021) – Embracing Strategies to Close the Workforce Gap in Ohio...

(April 23, 2021) – Stark Entrepreneurs Invest in Student Innovations

(April 16, 2021) – Showcasing Stark Students' Milestone Data

(April 9, 2021) – ODE Approves FAFSA Grant for Stark County

(April 2, 2021) – Happy Spring

(March 19, 2021) – Stark’s Sharks Search for Stars

(March 12, 2021) – Students Win with Kindness

(March 5, 2021) – Oh What a Year!

(February 26, 2021) – Innovation Required to Close Pandemic Learning...

(February 19, 2021) – Free Kid CARE Kits Provide Families and Caregivers...

(February 12, 2021) –COVID's Impact Reflected in Student Data

(February 5, 2021) – Filing a FAFSA Pays Dividends

(January 29, 2021) – Kindness Brings the Community Together

(January 22, 2021) – Belonging is a Key Factor in School Success...

(January 15, 2021) – Grant Available to Address Stark's Child Poverty

(January 8, 2021) – The Increasing Necessity of Adaptability

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