September 9, 2022
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MVLF is excited to be heading into the Fall season! This past summer, we've been establishing new mentoring partnerships, more Hope4Communities, hosting partnership events, and more. Continue reading to learn about our latest updates.

MVLF Youth Resilience Training Event with Guest Speaker - Jonathan Duffy

Date: September 15, 2022
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church  -  3939 Stonebridge Road  -  Kettering, OH 45419
  • 3:00pm -- Doors open for coffee, light snacks, and networking
  • 3:30pm -- Introductions and presentation begins
  • 4:15pm -- Q&A
  • 4:45pm -- Wrap-up & Adjourn
Jonathan Duffy is the Executive Director Mission and Ministry at Kettering Health. He has presented seminars and keynotes on this topic around the world. Combined with research and used with permission, the “Circle of Courage” is a model for developing resilience in young people. Resilience in the context of this workshop refers to factors which contribute to the success of young people and protects them from participating in risk behavior. The “Circle of Courage” is a child rearing model and has four main components – Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity. The components are in alignment with what modern psychologists are promoting for young people today.

The Circle of Courage espouses 4 key elements:
  • A sense of belonging
  • A sense of mastery
  • A sense of independence
  • A sense of generosity
Register today!

Announcing Hope4Kettering!

Located southeast of the city, Kettering is the largest inner suburb of Dayton, OH. The city is rich with history, schools, families, churches, and community members, making it the perfect place for a Hope4Community (H4C).

How It Started

Hope4Kettering (H4K) was established in August of 2021 after numerous local schools and government officials reached out to the Miami Valley Leadership Foundation (MVLF) seeking support and resources. Tyler Trent, associate pastor of Lifepointe Church and Dayton native, took on the position of H4K Director in December of 2021, and has used his passion for giving back and unwavering faith in God to heed the call.

Since its inception in 2021, H4K has connected with over 25 partners including churches, schools, government officials, and organizations. Together, these partners have adopted elementary schools, provided food to residents, raised housing funds for struggling families, and placed countless school supplies in the classrooms of hardworking teachers.

H4K continues to expand and gain new partners, broadening their impact and touching the lives of countless individuals and families in Kettering, OH.

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Announcing Hope4Centerville-Washington Township!

One of the core suburbs of Metropolitan Dayton, Centerville, OH was established in 1968 and is now home to over 23,000 residents. The city prides itself on its rich history, architectural beauty, and local museums. But more importantly, Centerville is most proud of its strong sense of community.

How It Started

Hope4Centerville-Washington Township (H4C-WT) was established in June of 2021 after seeing the immense impact Hope4WestCarrollton and Hope4Riverside were having in their communities. Steve Rudisill, lead pastor of The Point Church and member of the Gem City Church Collective, took on the position of H4C-WT Director in the summer of 2021 after attending their first meeting and feeling inspired to lead the group and maximize their impact in the community.

Since its inception, H4C-WT has connected with nearly 30 community partners including churches, schools, nonprofits, and local organizations. Together, these partners have worked to provide struggling families with school supplies, haircuts, and general healthcare needs. H4C-WT also believes that every child should experience the joy of Christmas, so they have partnered with Fairhaven Church to create a holiday storefront where families can shop for Christmas presents at a highly discounted or free rate.

H4C-WT continues to meet once a month to visit new opportunities for giving and partnership, as well as continue their positive impact on the families in Centerville, OH.

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Promotion on behalf of Declare Dayton

In a world that is hurting and divided, we are calling the Church to unite in the hope, healing and reconciliation of Jesus. We invite people from all walks of life to join us for this inspirational and impactful evening of prayer and worship as well as learning more about how we can GO serve by investing in the next generation. We look forward to seeing you on October 2nd!

Sunday, October 2nd
4pm Prayer March @ Courthouse Square (23 N Main St., Dayton)
5pm Worship Service @ Levitt Pavilion (134 S Main St., Dayton)

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It has never been easier to partner with us financially. Here are four great ways you can sign up today to give to MVLF and make an important impact in the community!

You can sign up using the MVLF website,  AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Awards (#PK516), as well as through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) if you’re a current or retired federal employee (#99973).

Thank you for your support!