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Opportunities for Kindness

Support for student to attend Ashland University COBE Summer Institute


Ashland University COBE Summer Institute: During this one-week workshop, a current Kent Roosevelt student will have the chance to obtain over 10 professional certificates and licenses. The student will earn digital badges for each course completed, a certificate of completion from the Summer Institute, two elective credits from Ashland University, and a $1,000 scholarship applied to first-year tuition at Ashland University. The cost is $750 and runs June 16-22, 2024.

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Recently Filled Needs

TRHS Summer School Tuition


A student is in need of assistance paying for a summer school course through TRHS's summer school - Cost $330

Family in need of assistance and facing homelessness


A mother experience health challenges and beginning chemo therapy is facing homelessness. Due mounting medical bills, limited income, and caring for multiple children, they are unable to afford the cost of housing.  At this time, the $1840.00 is the current balance anything will help in a big way !

Car Seat Needed for Safe travels


Single mother of four in need of a 3 in 1 car seat to travel to and from school to care for children in specialized education.

Personal Care - Deodorant


Deodorant needed for TRHS personal care pantry

Shoes for the Summer


We have a student that has worn our his soles and has holes in his shoes and needs a sturdy pair for the summer.

Tennis shoes


Men's size 13.5 tennis shoes are needed for a student to use at practice and the weight room over the summer.  

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About Kent

Kathleen Wiler - Area Director

Kathleen Wiler is a resident of Kent where she lives with her husband and two daughters, both of whom attend Kent City Schools. She is a current board member for the City of Kent Department of Parks and Recreation. Her past professional experience includes nearly 20 years working in NCAA Division I college athletics and three years as a teacher and coach near her hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Kathleen graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Social Science and earned an MEd in School Counseling from Kent State University.

Our Steering Committee

David Myers - Manager, Human Resources - Davey Drill Kent / Rotary

Amanda Senn - Sales and Marketing. - Metis Construction /Rotary

Nicholas Shearer - Chief of Police - City of Kent

Bill Myers - Fire Chief - City of Kent

Michelle Hartman- Executive Director - Kent Area Chamber of Commerce

Marquice Seward - Assistant Program Manager - Kent Social Service

Nate Watson - Director of Camping at Great Trail Council - Boy Scouts of America - Kent Jaycees

Bill Russell - Chief Officer Portage Behavioral Health - Coleman Health Services Inc

Dave Rueller - City Manager - City of Kent

Carmen Roebke - Assoc for Christian Formation - Kent State University Newman Center

John Vennetti - Superintendent - Portage County Board of Developmental Disability

Louise Feciuch - Supervisor - Portage County Job and Family Services (serves as family and community engagement coordinator for KCSD)

Joan Seidel - Health Commissioner - City of Kent

Heather Malarcik - Executive Director- Main Street Kent

Lesley Sickle - Marketing and Branding - Main Street Kent

Dana Lawless - Assoc VP Office of Engagement and Outreach - Kent State University

Candace Curtis - Ben Curtis Family Foundation

Megan Johns - School Age Administrator - Kent Parks and Recreation

Tom Larkin - Superintendent - KCSD

Justin Gates - Assistant Superintendent - KCSD


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