Social Service Programs

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Social Service Programs

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)

Educational assistance may be available for students with special needs. Call the Canton (330-438-0500) or Akron (330-643-3080) BVR Office for additional information.

Workforce Initiative Association (WIA formerly JTPA) and Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)

Assistance for individuals who recently lost jobs, are entering the workforce after an extended period of unemployment, new to the workforce, under-employed, laid-off or changing job direction. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for grants before being considered for WIA and TAA funding. For additional information about WIA and TAA and eligibility requirements, contact the Stark County Employment Source at 330-433-9675 or your local county office. For a complete list of certified Ohio One-Stop Centers, visit



A national service program that provides tuition assistance in exchange for community service. Full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

Interested students should contact the AmeriCorps National Service Office at (800)942-2677, visit or e-mail for additional information.


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