Working for the children

Every year in Lucas County, approximately 4,000 allegations of child abuse and neglect are investigated. In almost one quarter of those cases, volunteers of the Lucas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected CASA programs, lend a caring hand. Lucas County CASA volunteers are everyday citizens trained

The Holiday with Heart Charity celebrates 40 years of pride

The Holiday with Heart Charity has worked to provide financial support to the local LGBT community for nearly 40 years. Help support the group’s continued efforts during the 40th annual Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla on Sunday, December 3 at the Toledo Club. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and tons of fun. This year, proceeds from the

Join the news media conversation

Fake news? Fair coverage? The Trump Presidency has certainly shaken up the public’s relationship with the media. How does partisan politics impact the press, and why do Democrats and Republicans have conflicting opinions about the objectivity of political coverage? Join the conversation during the Lifelong Learning Hot Topic: Americans’ Attitudes About the News Media. Cost

Empowering entrepreneurial women

According to a 2012 analysis of the National Women’s Business Council’s survey of business owners, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 26.8 percent between 2007 and 2012— and the momentum has only continued. Learn how this growth can continue during Women of Toledo’s Women Economic Empowerment #WEE Forum. A panel of women-owned business leaders

Discuss public transportation at the Tarta Public Transit Forum

Public transportation is crucial to community health. Want to help improve our current system? Join the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) for a discussion about our public bus system during the TARTA Public Transit Forum. Community feedback is important. Get on the bus!. 5-6:30pm. Monday, November 13. lKent Branch Library 3101 Collingwood Blvd. |

The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts 3rd Annual Latino Mental Health Forum

Members of the Toledo Latino community: don’t let mental health issues be a mystery for your family. Register for Promoting Wellness and Recovery— “Latino Families and Children: Coping with Mental Illness.” This day-long National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) event encourages Latino families to enjoy a series of presentations, meet with specialists and peruse information

Celebrate inclusion at the LIFT 2017 Midwest Conference

Celebrate inclusion with the LIFT 2017 Midwest Conference, which brings together predominantly African-American professionals from Ohio and surrounding states to network and learn from panels of prominent speakers. All races are invited to participate, as this conference is aimed at invigorating and uplifting area professionals looking to achieve more in their professional lives. Come network,

Internship events in Toledo

One of the most invaluable tools students looking to get started in a job field have at their disposal is an internship. Paid or not, you will gain experience, a recommendation and possibly even an actual job in a competitive industry. The American Advertising Federation and the Press Club of Toledo will co-host The Internship

The Healing Barn: The Dark Horse Of The Equine Community

Nestled in Millbury, Ohio a hidden equine gem, The Healing Barn, is looking to shine. Started in 1995, run by a mother-daughter duo, Nancy Swigart and Corri Mayo, the rescue and rehabilitation facility cares for abused and neglected horses. Swigart began when the pair rehabilitated a horse they adopted in the mid-1990s. From there, they

Fund Toledo’s future

Toledo’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks to engage community and connect with area leaders in support of Toledo development. Hosting a fun-filled fundraiser, Spotlight on Community Development: Cultivating Leadership, Toledo LISC is seeking to raise funding for economic development efforts in Toledo. The evening will also highlight recent LISC AmeriCorps members and their community

Tent City kicks off with Veterans Matter Walk

About 11 percent of the adult homeless population are veterans. Combat that statistic with the Veterans Matter Walk, which will kick off Tent City this year. Walk or run in an effort to raise funding that will be donated to housing homeless veterans. The goal this year is $20,000 and your help is needed to