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Gloria Jones, Fireline Give $50K to Success After 6

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gloria Jones and Fireline Inc. presented a check for $50,000 to United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley’s Success After 6 initiative at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in the Youngstown City School district.

The check was in honor of Jones’s late husband Roger D. Jones.

“We hope to honor her [Gloria’s] husband through all the positive work we are doing within the Success After 6 initiative.” said Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. “Our United Way is working to break down barriers that our students and families face so they can achieve success, and we can only do that through great community partnerships like this one with Fireline.”

Success After 6 is in seven elementary schools in Youngstown and Girard. The early childhood education initiative is focused on grades kindergarten to sixth grade and provides wraparound services such as tutoring, vision screenings, food pantries, and family engagement events to students and their families. It also provides after-school programming with additional academic support and enrichment opportunities for 100 children in each school.

Pictured: Back row: Tracy Letlow, Success After 6 coordinator; David Jones, Fireline Inc.; Stacia Erdos, United Way; Marc Peters, Fireline Inc.; Alyssa Crankfield, MLK Student; Tina Chance, United Way; Brenda Scott, United Way; and Bob Hannon, United Way. Front row: Michael Stanley, Mason Zagorski, Derek Hayes, Isis Mascarella, MLK students; Gloria Jones, Fireline Inc.; Loran Haslen and Mikayla Crum, MLK students.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.