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Director

Directions for Youth and Families
Phone: (614) ***-****  HQ Phone
Directions
1515 Indianola Ave.
Columbus , Ohio 43201
United States

Company Description: Directions for Youth & Families believes that struggling youth and families need help on multiple fronts. Prevention, Intervention, Education - a mixture of all...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA
    Kent State University
  • Master of Science degree
    Youngstown State University
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Steve Votaw New President ...
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Steve Votaw New President Steve Votaw has been on the job for just over a month. Steve started his new position on January 19th and hit the ground running. teve has enjoyed meeting with staff and board members- and listening to their desire to take the Furniture Bank to the next level. He even went on a ride along with two drivers to pick up furniture on a Friday afternoon. teve says, "I have been very impressed with the dedication of the staff and commitment of the Board. The volunteers are amazing as they work to build quality bed frames, dressers and tables. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio has a great history and is a very lean and efficient organization that's impacting the lives of thousands of families."Steve's vision for the future of the Furniture Bank aligns our mission with poverty- "Poverty is growing far too rapidly and it is important for us to be a vital cog that helps alleviate its influence and look for key opportunities to provide families with the resources they need to turn their empty house into a friendly home. We know that giving a child a bed or a family a kitchen table that we are truly reducing the impact of poverty and providing an opportunity for hope."
Votaw served as the Chief Executive Officer of Directions For Youth and Families for 17 years where he led the organization through a period of significant growth, and oversaw programs benefiting youth and their families receiving mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and prevention services. Previously, Votaw served as the Executive Director of Learn4Life Columbus, where he was responsible for developing and leading the cradle to career initiative for children and students in Columbus.
Fundraising
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Crittenton Community School, 1418 E. Broad St., is a charter school that operates under the umbrella of Directions for Youth & Families, with funding from the Ohio Education Association and Columbus City Schools, said Directions CEO Steve Votaw , who attended the jazz outing. "It's a school for children struggling within the traditional setting," he said. The school uses a more individualized approach and small-group intervention in trying to stop middle school students from dropping out and to help them overcome below-grade performance from their early years. Directions provides counseling. About 75 percent of the school's student enter reading at or below fourth-grade level and about 70 have been held back to repeat a grade one or more times, Votaw said.
Steve Votaw New President ...
furniturebankcoh.org [cached]
Steve Votaw New President Steve Votaw has been on the job for just over a month. Steve started his new position on January 19th and hit the ground running. teve has enjoyed meeting with staff and board members- and listening to their desire to take the Furniture Bank to the next level. He even went on a ride along with two drivers to pick up furniture on a Friday afternoon. teve says, "I have been very impressed with the dedication of the staff and commitment of the Board. The volunteers are amazing as they work to build quality bed frames, dressers and tables. The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio has a great history and is a very lean and efficient organization that's impacting the lives of thousands of families."Steve's vision for the future of the Furniture Bank aligns our mission with poverty- "Poverty is growing far too rapidly and it is important for us to be a vital cog that helps alleviate its influence and look for key opportunities to provide families with the resources they need to turn their empty house into a friendly home. We know that giving a child a bed or a family a kitchen table that we are truly reducing the impact of poverty and providing an opportunity for hope."
Votaw served as the Chief Executive Officer of Directions For Youth and Families for 17 years where he led the organization through a period of significant growth, and oversaw programs benefiting youth and their families receiving mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and prevention services. Previously, Votaw served as the Executive Director of Learn4Life Columbus, where he was responsible for developing and leading the cradle to career initiative for children and students in Columbus.
Community Research Partners News
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It will be led by Steve Votaw, who for the past 18 years has been CEO of Directions for Youth and Families, a Columbus nonprofit group that works with troubled families and at-risk kids. He begins his new job July 5.
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Votaw said the group will start its work by conducting research to find the greatest areas of need.
"It's what the community is supposed to be doing. The schools can't be responsible for everything that affects a child. There are family issues, community issues, poverty issues," Votaw said.
Calendar
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Steve Votaw - CEO - Directions for Youth and Families
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