The St. Iakovos Retreat Center is the proud recipient of a 2016 Hellenic Foundation Grant and this award will fund the launching of a new staff position at the Center.  In the summer of 2016 the St. Iakovos Retreat Center submitted a request to the Hellenic Foundation to partner with them in launching a new avenue of Ministry by funding the creation of a new staff position for a Program Director. This person would have the opportunity to create unique and dynamic programs for the parishioners of the Hellenic and Orthodox Community to engage in the Ministry of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. The Hellenic Foundation enthusiastically responded to this proposal and has agreed to fund the launching of this new iniative. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and the staff of the St. Iakovos Retreat Center, as well as the community of Hellenic and Orthodox Parishoners in the Midwest, we would like to thank the Hellenic Foundation, and its Board of Directors for this unique gift and opportunity!

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