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The School Improvement Office serves as a liaison to Teachers, Principals and other Youngstown City School District staff to help navigate through the process of seeking and securing grant funds for projects to help our scholars and their families.  We will also assist you and staff with crowdfunding projects.


How the School Improvement Office Can Help You
Contact Ava Yeager at [email protected]
  before you begin the process of applying for a grant or a  setting up a crowdfunding site so we can work together, individualizing support to meet your needs.

Grant/Crowdfunding Opportunities
Find links to foundations and organizations which focus on grant making to K-12 educational institutions here.  Summaries of upcoming grant opportunities are also listed.

Approved crowdfunding sites listed.

Getting Started
Find information on how to get started on a grant/crowdfunding project and who you need to contact when you begin. 

Download the grant/crowdfunding
Intent Proposal Form. 

Seek approval from your administrator and forward to the School Improvement Office.

Accepting the Award
Find the useful guidance on how to notify the YCSD Treasurer’s office on how to access your grant funds.

Managing the Award
Useful tips to help you with the fiscal management and the reporting requirements of your grant award.



Ava Yeager
Executive Director of School Improvement  
[email protected]

Raegan Forsyth
School Improvement Specialist

Phone 330-744-8145
Fax 330-744-8861
[email protected]

Janaire Croom
Administrative Assistant,
School Improvement Office
Phone: 330-744-6960
Fax: 330-744-8861
[email protected]

474 Bennington Ave. Room 138
Youngstown OH 44505

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