BRIGHTER FUTURES
BETTER LIFE

OSC
IRS Recognized 501c3 Charitable Organization
Tax ID# 82-0882899

 
$ 75

Donation Amount


OUR MISSION Ohio Sister Circle's mission is to provide  programming that educates and empowers youth and families  -  in hopes to build a brighter future and a better life.


OUR VISION  A world where our youth and families can pursue endless opportunities, ending poverty, educational barriers and hunger.

OUR PATHWAY  We meet each young person/adult we serve where they are, identifying challenges with our S.M.A.R.T plan,  providing comprehensive support, and solutions together.
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2025 Art of Motherhood Gala Location TBA

General Admission

The Art of Motherhood Gala

Annual Event Coming May 2025 Join Us for and Extraordinary Event as we Celebrate Motherhood. Mothers Wear Many Hats and we Learn to Master capabilities never imagined! The Art of Motherhood

$50

VIP Admission

VENDOR Payment

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VENDORS

Cost includes 1 6ft table/ 1 Black Table Covering/ 2Chairs/ First come Placements and 1 Luncheon Ticket *Please Read the Extra Description before Reserving your Pop Up Shop! No Refunds!

$100

Sharon Clark

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CEO/Founder

Founder, Programming Director, Research Director, Grant writer, Community/Event Organizer;Accounting @ DFAS- Department of Defense; CBFF Leadership DEvelopment Fellowship Cohort/ College Now Greater Cleveland Mentoring Program

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Donnell A. Clark Sr

Board Member - Chief Financial Officer CFO

Donnell Clark Sr./MBA Branch Chief at DFAS Department of Defense

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Dr. Yolanda Spooney, PhD, CPA

Board Member

Mgr/Kaufman Rossin

Kory A. Clark

Advisor/Volunteer Board Member

Key Bank Portfolio Manager , CDLI Ashland University Graduate BA Finance

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Mattie Jones-Hollowell

Board Member

Key Bank Vice President Corporate Responsible Officer

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Students Served

Whether through our Mentoring program or outreach systems of giving.

Families Reached

Through direct contact within schools systems, churches, our mentoring program or giving systems (T4T list).

Mentorship Hours

Chart displays year-by-year total of hours spent mentoring during a time frame from October to June each year. Also includes mentoring by Zoom ( due to COVID OUTBREAK IN 2020)

Volunteers

Any supporter who volunteered at any event.

High School Graduates

Total of HIgh School Graduates that have participated in Ohio Sister Circle Inc. Rising Stars Mentoring Program.

College Graduates

Students who have participated in the Mentoring Program, and have graduated college.

Women Initiatives Served

Literacy Program - Books Distributed

Partnered with Kids Book Bank of NEO in 2021

S.O.A.R

S.O.A.R

Students Obtaining Assets and Resources All sessions are held at: The Frederick Douglass Recreation Center 15401 Miles Rd Cleveland, Ohio Mentorship program providing it not limited to:, business acumen, money management, entrepreneurship skill set, music, arts and crafts for youth ages 8-17 years of age New Day and Time Alert! Wednesday’s @5pm

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HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY /MENTORSHIP

HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY /MENTORSHIP

The Rising Stars Mentoring Program

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BE Fit - BE Active   PROGRAMS

BE Fit - BE Active PROGRAMS

SPORTS RELOAD All sessions are held at : The Frederick Douglass Recreation Center 15401 Miles Rd, Cleveland Ohio Teaching the importance of family, school, integrity, perseverance and personal growth in group settings. Closing the gap in this area with our Free Activities and Mentorship opportunities. Providing safe spaces for both male and female student aspiring athletes. Qualified Mentors and Coaches

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

OSC provides free support to the community by means of select events that offer goods and services, education information, college tours, reading materials, school supplies, referrals and more. In 2022 we issued over 120 back packs filled with supplies, and over 500 books were given out to all ages as well.

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Hope in Healing

Hope in Healing

Group Recovery Support Group for those who desire a space to share their grief recovery process. This is not a licensed/ medical guided group. If you wish medically based guided help- referral options will be made available.

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Our vision is to empower YOUTH and families, especially those that reside in historically underrepresented low-income areas with tools necessary to rise above any barriers or challenges life will offer.  Providing fair treatment,access to opportunities, teaching them to remain positive,  to work hard to achieve any set goal,  and be active in their community.  OSC provides an organization involving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the community, staff and volunteers.
The heart of our core values are essential to the connections we will build.   They are:  Respect, Compassion, Accountability, Community Involvement, Excellence, Balance work/life, Integrity, Conflict Resolution, Positive Attitude, Loyalty, Sustainability, Creativity and Servant Leadership
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  • Group skills – team oriented, will prioritize the boards, organization and members best interest over individual priorities related to the nonprofit
  • Interpersonal skills – good communications skills , relationship building, has elements of social power(personal, expert and positional)positive reputation(legitimacy to members and public)
  • Personal leadership skills- provides innovative leadership, creativity, ability to make new ideas possible
  • Technical skills – IT skills, marketing, branding for NPO's
  • Strong Character - Personal attributes that enhance our brand , emotionally invested, have a moral turpitude(such as NO ACTS OF: social injustice, immorality, criminal, alcoholism, drug use or other) that will tarnish or have the  potential to tarnish the nonprofits name and core values

In all we do, we are building a generation of change agents, made up of peers, students, pastors and alumni committed to shaping equitable pathways to a purposed filled and successful life.

Our approach in obtaining these goals have been achieved through fostering our S.M.A.R.T program, which are:
Specific - Measurable - Achievable - Reachable - Timed ...highly interlaced with these goals, are Education, Health,Sports Activities and Safety... These are the key cornerstone tools offered to guide each participant.

The Rising Stars students that have emerged from our program are now self-sustaining hard working adults. Most have completed higher education or some type of certificate program.

Current students are over coming barriers and sustaining high academic grade point averages, not so much because of our impact, but the tools we provide as mentors, the encouragement we consistently give - inspiring the young mind to challenge themselves and never be bound by the socieoeconomical low to moderate disadvantages many face.  The goal is to Rise above any challenge!

Many students, as-well-as adults, may often find themselves in the fight of their lives through so many social economic pitfalls, despairing barriers due to the lack of education, housing, healthcare, career and basic needs. Our goal is to remain as a positive entity, to assist, guide, and set ecomaps or life plaans that are obtainable for future and life long success. We are a village of GateKeepers, and that means, checking in and holding each other accountable to the process.





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VOLUNTEER

We need highly skilled and trained individuals to see the need! BOARD / VOLUNTEER COMPETENCIES: • Group skills – team oriented, will prioritize the boards, organization and members best interest over individual priorities related to the nonprofit • Interpersonal skills – good communications skills , relationship building, has elements of social power(personal, expert and positional)positive reputation(legitimacy to members and public) • Personal leadership skills- provided innovative leadership, creative, ability to make new ideas possible • Technical skills – knowledge about the nonprofit field • Personal attributes that enhance our brand , commitment, emotionally invested, have a moral turpitude(such as NO ACTS OF: social injustice, adultery, pedophilia, alcoholism, drug use or other) that will tarnish or have the potential to tarnish the nonprofits name, core values while serving our youth/women.

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Letters of Recommendation/ Testimonials

Azylah C.

College Student/ The Ohio State University

Thank you Ohio Sister Circle for your generosity. Thank you Sharon Clark for being apart of my academic journey and life. It has been a pleasure meeting and working with you all. The Ohio sister circle scholarship helped fund my educational journey. I was able to apply the scholarship directly to my student account to cover cost. It was a great support to me financially. I am now attending The Ohio State University with the help and support of OSC

Brittany Rians

Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group

It was a pleasure for our team to partner with you on such an amazing project. As a result of our collaborative efforts "The Back to School Drive" impacted over 100 students providing books and tools for their success this school year. Your passion for our Youth is incredible. Looking forward to working with you again in the future. Brittany Rians MGM Northfield Park Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group Chair

Noria N.

College Student / University of Akron

My name is Noria, and I just wanted to thank you and the Ohio Sister Circle organization for your generosity and willingness to be a part of my academic journey. Your gifts have made my first semester of school overall more enjoyable, and I could not thank you enough for that. It relieved a lot of financial stress from myself and my family. I am grateful to have been accepted into your circle and if you ever need anything from me do not hesitate to reach out!

Tracy Cargle

Parent/Financial Literacy Teacher

It is with great pleasure I recommend Sharon Clark and the Ohio Sister Circle. Over the years I have seen the hard work and dedication of this organization to become what it is today; servicing young ladies and their families moving toward adulthood and beyond. The mentorships and community outreach gives the recipients the opportunity to not only support their communities but gain self confidence in knowing they can make a difference. The mentorships allows one on one relationships to support each other and gain additional knowledge that each young lady can use to become aware and responsible adults. This year my daughter (Chelsi Cargle) submitted an essay and was recognized as one of their outstanding scholars; the dorm gifts she received were amazing and useful. We are so grateful for the experience and the opportunity OSC has afforded us and the continued support they provide. This organization makes a difference and we are fortunate to be part of it. Thank You again Sharon Clark and the Ohio Sister Circle for taking us along on this journey to success. Tracy Cargle, MBA Financial Literacy Teacher PGCPS

Mattie Jones Hollowell/Key Bank

Executive Board Member/OSC

As an Executive Board member of Ohio Sister Circle Inc.’s Rising Star program, it is my pleasure to share a few observations of how the organization has impacted the lives of many young adults throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. I’ve been a part of this organization for more than 15 years and can attest to the growth that has taken place. OSC contributes to our communities by offering a strategic program that develops young people. This is done by multiple mentoring opportunities which allow for growth in the areas of education, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. On a professional level, Ohio Sister Circle Inc. continues to evolve and includes many fundraisers, and events that goes right back into the community. The board is comprised of individuals from both the private and public sectors. Listed below are a few of OSC’s most recent successful events: • Peer mentoring program • Prom Dress give away program • Warm Essentials program • Award, Recognition and Scholarship programs • Backpack/Book Give Away • Toy Give Away • BeFit Sports Clinic • College Application Sessions Certainly, OSC is a testament to strength of the organization and the CEO, Sharon Clark – who’s ability to lead the organization into the future is to be admired and duplicated. Ohio Sister Circle's mission is to enhance the lives of women and children through programming and events, that will help to build a brighter future and a better life and the overall commitment to positively impacting the next generation is why I continue to serve and support. Please feel free to contact me for any further information. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Mattie Jones Hollowell Vice President - Corporate Responsibility Officer -NEO KeyBank National Association

Christa Nuru

Parent

I would like to say thank you to you and your organization Ohio Sister Circle for your mentorship and support with my daughter who was a graduating senior 2022. She is currently at the University of Akron thriving and doing very well. I think the mission for the Ohio Sister Circle's has truly enhanced her life and will continue to enhance the lives of other young women and children throughout the programming and events that are offered. Not only do I love the support given through the mentorship program. The Backpack for literacy program was a huge success. It is a wonderful initiative to support literacy in our youth ages 6-14. Your organization is such a blessing to the community that it serves. I hope you and your team continue to be a positive influence on our children. Sincerely Mrs. Christa Nuru

Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation from Ward 1 Councilman Joe Jones

Your Membership with OSC helps to support the mentorship & support programs our nonprofit offers. The annual dues allows OSC to continue to provide educational support , basic need support, guidance support to elementary through high school students, or adults in need of career assistance, how to launch a business and more.

$50Year

Regular

  • Emails to upcoming events, including discounts to all events.
$150Year

Advanced

  • Email Notice of All Events. Invite to all Gala’s. OSC Merchandise
$250Year

Premium

  • Email Notice of All Events. Complimentary Gifts and Invite to all Gala’s. OSC Merchandise Membership Roster,
$500Year

Silver Star

  • Email Notice of All Events. Complimentary Gifts and Invite to all Gala’s. OSC Merchandise (Jacket ). Name on Membership Roster, Lapel Pin.
$1000Year

Gold Star

  • Email Notice of All Events. Complimentary Gifts and Invite to all Gala’s. OSC Merchandise . Name on Membership Roster, Lapel Pin, Engraved Glassware.
$5000Year

Legacy Builder

  • Must be Personal Donor: Honorary Officer.(Non Voting Board Member under Roberts Rules of Order,) Annual Fee $1200 after First Year. Email Notice of All Events. Complimentary Gifts and Invite to all Gala’s (up to 3 guest) OSC Merchandise . Name on Membership Roster, Lapel Pin, Engraved Glassware, Engraved Paperweight.