OSUM students give back, learn about philanthropy

In a case of life imitating art, a group of students from The Ohio State University at Marion personally discovered that, “Paying It Forward,” much like in the 2000 blockbuster movie starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment, has given them a sense of gratification and social consciousness they had yet to experience. […]

Fundraiser to Feature Food, Music, and the Chance at $10,000

Marion Matters is holding their first major fundraiser this Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Marion Palace Theare’s May Pavilion. The Summer Bar-B-Q Bash kicks off at 5:00pm and will feature live music from The Menus along with pulled pork sliders, chicken quarters, and various side dishes. In addition to the food and music, attendees […]

OSUM & United Way Partner to “Pay It Forward”

The Pay It Forward Celebration held on April 22, 2014 marked the end of another year-long Ohio State Marion and United Way of Marion County’s Pay It Forward project for Ohio State Marion English students. This semester’s students in Amy Tibbals’ English 2367.01 course presented awards to three local non-profit organizations with the goal of […]

Registration Open for Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops

Marion Matters has arranged for the “highly acclaimed and entertaining” Jodi Pfarr, a National Facilitator for Bridges Out of Poverty (BOP), to come to Marion to conduct two workshops on Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  There is no charge for the “Missed Appointments, Big Screen TVs, Tattoos, and No Job” workshops. The […]

Marion Matters Seeks Help With Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

Marion Matters (MM) will hold its monthly meeting for members and the public this Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Epworth Methodist Church, beginning with a light supper (free of charge) followed by a program meeting. Marion Matters is a local effort to reduce the sizable presence of poverty in the Marion area by mobilizing […]

Marion Matters Holding “Walking Out of Poverty”

Marion Matters is holding their 1st Annual Walking Out of Poverty One Step at a Time in downtown Marion on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:00pm. Registration starts at 4:00pm in the city parking lot at the corner of Church and Prospect Streets. The public is invited to come walk and then stay to enjoy […]

Training Workshop to Examine Marion Poverty and Solutions

Has poverty become an acceptable lifestyle in Marion? You are invited to ponder this question and learn how you can become part of the solution with national speaker and author Jodi Pfarr. This free educational training at TRECA on Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9, 2013 is being offered by Marion Matters, Marion Municipal […]

Marion Matters Workshops Focus on Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Marion Matters is working to help local residents pull themselves out of a cycle of poverty and move ahead in their lives with a more confident financial outlook. To provide an understanding of the issues surrounding poverty, as well as to train new volunteers, Marion Matters will host a “Basic” Bridges Out of Poverty session […]

Bridges Out of Poverty Training Offered in Marion

Marion Matters will host a day-long Bridges Out of Poverty training on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The group is inviting anyone interested in helping to reduce poverty in Marion to attend. Jodi Pfarr, a national facilitator, will lead the training and will ask attendees to ponder the question, “Has poverty become an acceptable lifestyle in Marion?”