Historical Initiatives & Projects
Miami Valley Works
The initial idea for this leadership initiative was brought to the table by the Greater Dayton Commission on Minority Inclusion, a joint effort of The Dayton Foundation and the Dayton Business Committee. Its mission is to focus on the issue of disparity in the community and help lift individuals out of poverty and on a path to self-sufficiency. Today, Miami Valley Works is under the umbrella of Goodwill Easterseals of the Miami Valley and is helping individuals who wish to improve their lives gain full-time employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Neighborhood School Centers
In partnership with 20 major funders, The Dayton Foundation helped to launch this leadership initiative in 2005. Neighborhood School Centers are Dayton Public Schools that are centered on serving as healthy places of learning for children and families in the schools’ immediate neighborhoods. They seek to improve student performance, realign community resources through nonprofit partnerships that support youth achievement and improve the quality of life in the community.