All posts by Crystal Jankowski

Unity in Toledo: The YWCA’s Unity March— Round Two

On Sunday, January 21, I Rise, Toledo and the YWCA will host Toledo’s second annual Unity March, beginning at the Toledo Loves Love wall at 1209 Adams St. east on Adams St and ending at Trinity Episcopal, at 316 Adams St. We’re in this together Lisa McDuffie, president, and CEO of the YWCA Northwest Ohio,

Tent City and Veterans Matter: Deep Roots Help Fill Local Veteran Needs

In 1990, the Homeless Awareness Project, an all-volunteer organization grounded in founder Ken Leslie’s personal experience with homelessness, marked its first Tent City event. It continued as a collaboration of community leaders and local media. In 2007, Leslie was approached by a community member, which provided an “aha moment” that steered the movement from awareness

Entrepreneurial Melting Pot

Toledo natives Jason and Kelli Daniels will host L.I.F.T. 2017 Midwest African American Professionals and Allies conference at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. The acronym represents Leadership, Influence, Focus, and Talent, skills which are the focus of the conference. Mr. Daniels hopes the event brings in people from all walks of life for

Left Behind In The Battle Against Breast Cancer

With the Race for the Cure quickly approaching, the awareness of breast cancer increases shared through social media, informative pamphlets, and educational events. Yet, with all the talk about saving the ta-ta’s, Lucas County has a problem.  Not the worst in Ohio, in the area, roughly 30 percent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at