EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & MENTORING PROGRAMS



This page lists a variety of public service agencies and privately funded or non-profit agencies which can provide assistance with education, employment searches, job training programs and life skills development. Identification and eligibility requirements may apply. This information has been updated as of August 2021 but may be subject to change. Please contact providers for verification and precise program details.

 

FREE GRANTS FOR FELONS & SINGLE MOTHERS
These sites offers information and  a state by state directory of grants and financial assistance programs. Resources  may include jobs, education, housing, emergency funds, and basic needs assistance but programs may not be available in all areas or for all circumstances.
https://freegrantsforfelons.org/
https://singlemothersgrants.org/

 
 
LEGAL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

APPRISEN
2800 Market Avenue North
Suite 18
Canton, OH 44714
330- 452-3115
800-355-2227
Non-profit agency providing financial wellness programs, consumer credit counseling, classes and coaching, as well as  housing and bankruptcy counseling
https://www.apprisen.com/
 
 
 
 COMMUNITY LEGAL AIDE
A non-profit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio
United Way Building
401 Market Ave N.
Suite 103
Canton, OH 44702
330-456-8361
http://www.communitylegalaid.org
 
 
 
ECONOMIC MOBILITY CENTER
UNITED WAY OF GREATER STARK COUNTY
401 Market Ave N
Suite 300
Canton, OH 44702
330-491-0445
Benefit application assistance, financial and debt management coaching, job training and assistance, clothing vouchers, financial assistance for vehicle repairs and free tax preparation services
http://www.uwstark.org/financial-prosperity-center
 
 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
301 Mckinley Ave SW
Suite 100
Canton, OH 44702
877-255-1509
https://www.ssa.gov
https://www.ssofficelocation.com/canton-social-security-office-so1072
 
 
 
 
ADULT  EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT & MENTORING  SERVICES
 
 
 CANTON CITY SCHOOLS ADULT CAREER, TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY EDUCATION
2800  13th St SW
Canton, OH 44710
330-438-2556
GED assistance, college prep classes, and on-line classes and training programs are available
https://www.ccsdistrict.org/AdultEd

 

COLEMAN HEALTH SERVICES 
Provides services for people with disabilities, criminal records, substance abuse and chemical dependency as well as veterans 
400 Tuscarawas St W.
Suite 200 
Canton, OH 44702 
330-438-2400
www.colemanservices.org
 
 

ENGLISH LEARNING CENTER
Souers School
2800 13th St. SW
Canton, Ohio 44710
330-452-7443 or 330-438-2559
https://www.ccsdistrict.org/Page/310

 
 
GOODWILL COMMUNITY CAMPUS
408  9th St SW 
Canton, OH 44702 
330-454-9461
Available services include parenting programs, computer classes and job services for those with barriers to employment
http://www.goodwillgoodskills.org/
 
 
 
 MEN’S CHALLENGE 
 Job skills training and workshops as well as one-on-one life skills mentoring services

ONE Center for Leadership
901 Tuscarawas St. E
Canton, OH 4470
330-754-6203

54 City Hall St
Massillon, OH 44646
330-754-6203
 
470 E. Broadway St. 
Suite 103
Alliance, OH 44601
330-821-6367
http://www.menschallenge.org
 
 

OHIO MEANS JOBS
822  30th St. NW 
Canton, OH 44709 
330-433-9675
http://omjwork.com

 

RAHAB MINISTRIES 
Support services for sexually exploited women
Two Canton Drop In Center locations
330-819-3326

4350 Portage St. 
North Canton, OH 44720

914 Sandal Place NE 
Canton, OH 44703

Ministry Office
3480 W. Market St 
Akron, OH 44334
330-819-3326
http://www.rahab-ministries.org
https://www.facebook.com/RahabMinistries/

 

STARK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
CENTER OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
1326 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44714
330-580-9356
Job training and employment assistance

 

STARK COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY 
1366 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44714
330-454-1676
Head Start Program, HEAP and HWAP programs, work force development and job training programs
https://www.sccaa.org/WBA/Content/agency-programs/workforce-development
http://www.sccaa.org

 

 STARK COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES
221 3rd St NE
Canton, OH 44702
330-452-4661
http://www.starkjfs.org

 
 
STARK COUNTY URBAN LEAGUE
1400 Sherrick Rd SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-754-1576
The mission of the Greater Stark County Urban League is to enable African American and the underserved  to reach full economic, social and health parity.
Initiatives include connections to home ownership, health care,  education, and social justice support services as well as  job training and placement.
https://www.starkurbanleague.org/

 

 

STARK COUNTY URBAN MINORITY ALCOHOL & DRUG OUTREACH PROJECT
1492 Cherry Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
330-754-1576
Provides  community resource referral and navigation services for housing, drug treatment, or mental health issues to minorities & urban dwellers.

 

STRENGTHENING STARK
400 3rd St. SE
Suite. 302
Canton, OH 44702
330-453-5628
Strengthening Stark is a community-wide movement dedicated to getting Stark residents into better jobs and training opportunities.  A navigator will help you through the process of gaining employment, including addressing any barriers to employment and stay with you through the process until you are employed.
https://www.betterjobsstark.org/

 

 

YOUTH TO YOUNG ADULT EDUCATION & MENTORING SERVICES

 

 BE A BETTER ME FOUNDATION
1414 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44714
330-754-6881
Youth tutoring and mentoring programs designed to help empower and encourage youth, on and off the right path in life, to see the good in themselves & others.
https://beabetterme.org/

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SUMMIT, MEDINA & STARK COUNTIES
50 South Main St
Suite LL10
Akron, OH 44308
330-376- 6503
Volunteers act as role models and friends for children ages 6-18 with the goal of increasing their self-confidence as well as being a support system for them.
https://mentorwithme.org/

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCE CENTER
1718 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
330-491-3272
Parenting classes, kindergarten readiness programs, child care service referrals, children's library, car seat assistance and early learning backpacks
https://www.ecresourcecenter.org/

 

 

EN-RICH-MENT
1014 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44702
330-546-7724
Provides music, education, training, instruments, art, dance, voice, theater, steel drums, African drums, church drumming, drumline and agriculture classes free of charge to underserved urban youth ages 5 through 18 years.
https://www.en-rich-ment.org/

 

 


HANNAH’S HOUSE 119
213  Nassau St E. 
East Canton, OH 44730
330-495-2970 
Youth mentoring, guidance  and life skills programs for  young women in grades 6-12
www.hannahshouse119.com

 

 

THE MARTIN CENTER
1253 3rd St SE,
Canton OH  44707
866-607-4096
Drop-in center for youth ages 12-20 provides safe recreation areas, mentoring, counseling and meals (when available)
http://tmccanton.wixsite.com/the-martin-center
 


META-MORPHOSIS
5825 Kentview NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330- 631-2597
Provides housing, job training, mentoring and life-skills assistance to young males from disadvantaged backgrounds or re-entering society from the criminal justice system
https://metamorphosisnow.org/

 


PROJECT REBUILD (youth ages 16-24 years)

403 Shorb Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703 
330-588-3205
Education services and  construction trade training for youth between the ages of 16-24 who are low income, high school dropout and either youth offender, adult offender, current/former foster youth, or child of incarcerated parent
www.projectrebuild.org


STARK HELP CENTRAL
On-line resource navigation tool for community programs and services for children, teens and young adults up to age 25. Resources include, education, substance abuse, jobs, health and insurance, parenting, transportation, legal assistance, emergencies, safety and basic needs
https://www.starkhelpcentral.com/