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Home Savings Gives $7.5K to Support St. Augustine Society

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings donated a check for $7,500 to the St. Augustine Society, Inc. to be used as general program support.

One of the programs funded through St. Augustine Society is Café Augustine.

“Our mission as a four to six month personal growth and work readiness program is to provide personalized training, life skills and job placement for our students,” said the Rev. Edward Brienz, executive director of Café Augustine.

Since the cafe opened in October 2015 it has helped 151 students, Brienz said.

“We’re very proud to be able to support Café Augustine; it’s the perfect complement of our organization,” said Trish Gelsomino of Home Savings. “Being able to be a part this valuable program to see these young adults productively sharing their developing talents with opportunities to grow and prosper in the City of Youngstown is truly what our Foundation is all about.”

Pictured: Christian Nichol; Anthony Pilolli, president of St. Augustine Society; Meagen Howe, program director of Café Augustine; the Rev. Edward Brienz, executive director of Café Augustine; Cory Pugh; and Terica Hubbard, retail manager at Home Savings Newport Glen Office.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.