Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 10/17/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Science degree
    Youngstown State University
  • BA
    Kent State University
30 Total References
Web References
Our Organization | Learn4Life Columbus, 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
Steve Votaw
Executive Director
Max & Erma's: Invest and Franchise, 11 Feb 2002 [cached]
"There are people out there who have a dramatic impact on the lives of these kids everyday," said Steve Votaw, executive director of Directions For Youth.
Steve ..., 22 May 2012 [cached]
Steve Votaw
Steve Votaw Executive Director
Steve Votaw, Executive Director
Steve Votaw
Steve Votaw Executive Director
Steve Votaw has been the Executive Director for Learn4Life since July 2011. Learn4Life is a central Ohio cradle-to-career entity formed by the efforts of local Columbus leaders in the corporate, philanthropic, community, civic and government areas. Learn4Life will connect and convene local stakeholders in an effort to enhance the success of youth in early childhood education through high school graduation, into postsecondary certificate attainment and career placement. The long range impact of L4L will help build a vibrant work force and thriving community.
Votaw is formerly the CEO of Directions for Youth and Families January 1993 through July 2011. As CEO of Directions for Youth and Families, he oversaw an agency that annually serves over 6,000 kids and families through an array of treatment, prevention and education programs. Votaw had 5 years experience in administering community mental health and substance abuse programs for the City of Cleveland and the Mills Center in Marysville. He has also worked extensively with substance abusing teens and severely mentally disabled clients.
Votaw received a BA from Kent State University and Master of Science degree from Youngstown State University. Votaw currently serves on the Jonathan Alder School Board. In the past, he has served as Chair of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County, a member of the Governor's Task Force on Juvenile Justice, the Ohio Attorney General's Victim of Gang Violence Task Force, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health Cultural Competency Assessment Team.
Some of those children attend private ..., 6 Oct 2013 [cached]
Some of those children attend private preschools or federally funded Head Start programs, said Steve Votaw, executive director of Learn4Life.
"We don't know the exact number of children who go from a pre-K experience into a Columbus City Schools kindergarten," Votaw said. But based on interviews with parents, Votaw estimates about half of Columbus children get pre-K now. Some aren't getting quality pre-K instruction, but something more like day care, he said.
That could mean about 2,750 new pre-K seats would be needed to close the gap by 2020, when it would cost $21 million to $24 million a year, excluding facilities.
"I don't think there was a real thought-out plan on how to fund it," Votaw said.
Learn4Life and Champion of Children Release New Report | Live United Central Ohio, 30 July 2012 [cached]
"Learn4Life is dedicated to creating a cradle-to-career educational support network for our students, and this report shows us exactly where we need to target our efforts to make that network as effective as possible," said Steve Votaw, Executive Director, Learn4Life.
Other People with the name "Votaw":
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.