DAYTON, OHIO (July 15, 2019) – The James M. Cox Foundation awarded the Omega Community Development Corporation a $50,000 grant for the construction of the Hope Center for Families. The center will be a hub in the Dayton community, providing unique services and a bridge to community resources that empower low-income individuals and families. The Hope Center pillars will focus on workplace development, health, and education.

The Hope Center for Families will be located on the 30-acre Harvard Campus in Northwest Dayton. It will empower low-income individuals and families of greater Dayton to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency with the life skills, work skills and character needed to succeed. Visit the website to find out more.

“Dayton is leveraging economic momentum as a catalyst to build the workforce of the future. The Hope Center’s mission is to mitigate the educational, economic and health disparities for low-income Dayton families and will provide a strong foundation to ensure that all our citizens can participate in this new economy. Cox is proud to help make this special place a reality,” said Cox Media Group Ohio Market Vice President, Rob Rohr.

The Center’s lease partners will include Dayton Children’s Hospital, Miami Valley Urban League, Mini University and Sinclair Community College.

“We are so grateful for this grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The funds will be used to support the fundraising campaign for the Hope Center for Families,” said Vanessa Ward, President of the Omega Community Development Corporation. “With this gift, we will be closer to closing the fundraising gap and my hope is that we will be able to announce a groundbreaking in the near future.”

The Omega Community Development Corporation is a community-based, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that focuses on youth, family and economic development. With a track record of success in dealing with community-wide issues, such as joblessness, gun violence, illiteracy and education — Omega CDC aims to use its reach, resources and network of community partners to transform the face of poverty in Northwest Dayton.

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company with a strong connection to Dayton. In 1898 James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Evening News (now the Dayton Daily News) and went on to grow the business from a single newspaper into Cox Enterprises, a global company with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in revenue. The James M. Cox Foundation continues to honor his commitment to the community, focusing on communities in which Cox Enterprises and its subsidiaries operate businesses. Learn more about the foundation here.

About The James M. Cox Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises’ founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio’s first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas including: conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxRepsGamut and Videa; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. For more information about Cox Media Group, please visit