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HOPE Fund Initiatives help those who want to work!


As government funding is cut and unmet employment needs arise, initiatives by Common Good members help serious job seekers get jobs or better jobs.

We accept applications for initiatives from Common Good members at any time.

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Governor Kasich said Ohio’s number one goal is the development of a productive workforce. Wayne County Common Good works to achieve that goal.
The HOPE Fund, a local self-sustaining work and education fund, helps build a self-supporting, skilled workforce. It provides small amounts of money to serious job seekers to improve their chances of getting jobs or better jobs.



What is the H.O.P.E. Fund?

Helping Others Prepare for Employment (HOPE) is a local self-sustaining work and education fund. It supports the work of Wayne County Common Good—a non-profit association of community organizations working together to help adults get jobs or better jobs through training, job placement, sharing information and referrals. Community volunteers serving on the HOPE Fund Steering Committee give leadership to HOPE Fund initiatives and act as liaisons to Common Good members.

Our Mission

  • To build a self-sustaining community work and education fund.
  • To help adults get jobs or better jobs.
  • To develops self-supporting, skilled workforce in Wayne County.
  • To encourage individual work ethic.

Why Local?

A locally operated work and education fund is flexible and promotes self-reliance when government funding is not available.

We can…
• Identify community work-related needs.
• Set our own, local guidelines.
• Quickly fill funding gaps for identified, unmet needs.

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Wayne County
Common Good, Inc.
PO Box 190,
Burbank, Ohio 44214

Employment Training Connection

Wayne County Community Foundation

The HOPE Fund is a component of
the Wayne County Community Foundation. It is not affiliated with Wooster HOPE Center.

© Wayne County Common Good.