Welcome to the City of YOU

There are amazing things happening in our city and we’re here to tell you about them all. 


Youngstown has offered over 33 huge events this year, on top of what the Covelli Centre hosts on a daily basis. Check out some of our events, read testimonials, and join us by clicking HERE!


Youngstown has a rich cultural history and every Youngstowner has a story to tell. Listen to our podcasts, view our graphic media, and watch our videos to learn more about our heritage by clicking HERE!

News & Updates

Check out the ‘News’ section to learn more about what folks are up to  in the City of Youngstown. Includes news on events, programs, and other cool things. You can read all of our updates by clicking HERE

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Student Videos

Youngstown State University students in the Department of Art's Graphic + Interactive Design program created City of You videos as part of their final project for their Intro to Interactive Design course Assistant Professor RJ Thompson. Check out the videos below!...

United Way Parent Storyteller Project

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is partnering with The City of You to highlight the parents in Youngstown City Schools.  The Parent Storyteller Project is a chance for parents to tell their story, share their experiences with the Youngstown City...

Featured Podcasts

Our partner organizations have developed excellent content that focuses on their impact on Youngstown. Listen in!

with Jim Freeze 

Jim Freeze is the new Executive Director of Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. Watch this interview with Jim to learn what brought him back home. To learn more about Goodwill Industries, click their logo above. 

with Elijah Stambaugh, Founder of Lightning Grader

Elijah is a teacher and entrepreneur who started his innovative technology company at the Youngstown Business Incubator. Now he’s changing how grading is done in school through technology. To learn more about Lightning Grader, click their logo above. 

with Lisa & Chris

Lisa & Chris brought their 80+ year-old company to the Youngstown Business Incubator after realizing the future that Youngstown provided to them. To learn more about Hudson Fasteners, click their logo above. 

City of You Campaign Wins Marketing Award

City of You, a multifaceted marketing campaign for the city of created by Youngstown State University faculty member R.J. Thompson, has been named best in its category by the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Thompson, an assistant professor of graphic and interactive design, said the campaign replaces Youngstown’s Rust Belt reputation with a positive, inclusive public image as a city “where anyone can build a future for themselves.”

The organization selected City of You as the winner in the Economic Development Marketing category for medium sized communities – those with populations of 50,000 to 150,000