Together we make a difference!

We provide education and employment programs for people in Marion County to have opportunity to reach their true potential.

Marion Matters staff

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Making a Difference

Creating long-term stability for our community

Building Foundations

Marion Matters Inc. develops people by recognizing, honoring skill sets, and equipping participants with tools to create a self-sufficient future story.

Target areas for measurable outcomes:


The goal is for participants to further their education and training.


The goal is for participants to gain employment, receive promotions, and/or increase wages.

Financial Position

The goal is for participants to improve financial stability.

A graduate of our Getting Ahead program with her certificate.
A group of employees who have completed training with Marion Matters.
Harding High School students show their certificates of completion of our Financial Literacy program.

Funding Partners

Thank you to our funding partners! We appreciate your support and generosity as we continue to educate people in the Marion community.

United Way logo
Marion County Job and Family Services logo
Marion Community Foundation logo
Pillar Credit Union logo
OhioHealth logo
A desk calendar to keep track of upcoming events.


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Getting Ahead

Meets twice weekly, Spring 2024 Session Begins in March

woman putting coins in a bank

Money Matters

Meets 2nd Wednesday, monthly

Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Marion, OH

MLK Jr. Park Neighborhood Association

Meets 3rd Monday, monthly

Developing Independence Through Skills and Support

Who We Are

Marion Matters fosters individuals’ growth by acknowledging their talents, respecting their abilities, and providing them with the resources to craft an independent path forward. Learn more about us.


All people in Marion County will have the opportunity to reach their true potential.


To provide leadership in developing and sustaining pathways out of poverty through education and support.


We believe poverty erodes the growth, health, and stability of the individual and the community.

Marion Matters staff giving a presentation at their Appreciation Event.