August 16, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president co-chairs Cleveland schools' scholarship luncheon

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) recently held its 8th annual Army of Believers Scholarship Luncheon in downtown Cleveland to assist CMSD graduating seniors with scholarships to college. Susanna Krey, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, served as the event’s honorary co-chair. [More]
July 26, 2016

National initiative to end youth homelessness selects Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles to launch 100-Day Challenges

Following a competitive nationwide search, A Way Home America announced on July 25th that Cleveland, Austin and Los Angeles will each launch a 100-Day Challenge to advance efforts to end youth homelessness. Through the challenges, A Way Home America seeks to support and accelerate the local work of the selected communities and to inform national dialogue, learning and policy to prevent and end youth homelessness. The three communities will receive support from the Rapid Results Institute to drive toward ambitious goals over 100 days, starting September 7th.

Cleveland/Cuyahoga County’s 100-Day Challenge will be coordinated by A Place 4 Me, a cross-sector initiative of more than 50 public and private agencies. The initiative has developed a strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness that prioritizes youth transitioning from foster care, a population particularly vulnerable to housing instability. A Place 4 Me is a collaboration led by the YWCA Greater Cleveland; Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services, including the Division of Children and Family Services and the Office of Homeless Services; FrontLine Service; the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which has provided technical assistance and catalyzed funding partnership to support this initiative. [More]
July 21, 2016

Sisters of Charity Health System & partners launch #SpeakUpCLE social media campaign to take a stand against poverty

Clevelanders are known for our grit. We fight for what we believe in … and right now, there’s plenty to believe in. But that’s only half the story. Nearly 40% of Clevelanders are living in poverty. Almost 60% of Cleveland’s children live in poverty. This is a reality we must face long after the crowds have disappeared.Poverty is a formidable foe … but Cleveland is a city of fighters. Many partners throughout this city and beyond are working to make real impact through: Quality education | Safe, healthy and affordable housing | Food security | Quality, affordable health care | Job creation, preparation and access.

Take a stand against poverty. Join the conversation. #SpeakUpCLE. [More]
July 15, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes senior program director, program officer

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, as ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, today announced the appointment of two new members of its staff: Adrienne R. Mundorf, MPH as senior program director and Erica N. Chambers, MPH as program officer, health. [More]
June 23, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland chair named a “White House Champion of Change for Making”

Felton Thomas Jr., board chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and director of the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), was chosen as one of the 10 White House Champions of Change for Making, for "doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities." [More]
June 18, 2016

Foundations sponsor 18th annual Assembly of Catholic Foundations Conference

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina co-sponsored the Assembly of Catholic Foundations (ACF) Conference in Charleston, South Carolina in June. The ACF Conference is an annual conference for Catholic foundations to gather to build capacity, network and renew their spirits for their work ahead. [More]
June 11, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland initiative leader discusses foster care age extension legislation

More than 1,000 Ohio foster youths exit foster care each year after their 18th birthdays, with many quickly falling into poverty and homelessness, early parenthood or legal trouble. That recently changed when Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law in June that extended foster-care eligibility to age 21. Foster care advocates, including Kate Lodge, project director at A Place 4 Me, say the new legislation is a big win for foster children who were aging out of the system at 18. [More]
May 13, 2016

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland program officer writes for national organization about youth homelessness conference

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Homelessness Program Officer Angela D’Orazio was part of a group of Foundations for Youth Success members who gathered in Minneapolis in April to learn about the work happening there to end youth homelessness. D’Orazio’s takeaways were published by Funders Together. [More]
May 9, 2016

Promise engagement manager wins 2016 Vibrant City Award

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress recently honored Joe Black, engagement manager for the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, as one of its nine 2016 Vibrant City Award winners. [More]
March 11, 2016

Catholic Health World features Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

In its March 15 edition, Catholic Health World, the national newspaper of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, published a cover page feature of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead convener of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, which brings together many partners, including philanthropy, residents, community service providers and schools. [More]

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