YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Raymond John Wean Foundation Board of Directors this week held its quarterly meting on the stage of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, in full view of the Wean Park it funded.
Presentations and discussions centered around the foundation’s racial equity outcomes, which include funding viable solutions led by organizations whose leadership represents the race demographics of the communities they serve and supporting the sustainability of Black and Hispanic/Latinx organizations.
Bethia Burke, president of the Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future, was the guest speaker at the meeting. She shared insights from her fund’s “Where are the Workers” analysis. “We are in a choice market where people are now able to make these choices about leaving their jobs,” stated Burke. “We think this information we have collected can help foster better relationships between leadership and staff.
The Fund for Our Economic Future is a grantee of the Wean Foundation. Its survey of workers for the “Where are the Workers” project included those living in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.