October 4, 2012

Building Healthy Communities and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center host Celebration of Wellness October 10

Building Healthy Communities and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center are hosting the seventh annual Celebration of Wellness interactive family health day Wednesday, October 10 at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center from noon to 5 p.m. The Celebration of Wellness event is free and open to residents of Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood. It is designed to help support healthier lifestyles in Central Neighborhood, which has been home to the medical center since 1865. The event features a number of activities that promote health and wellness, including: A noon walk/run around the hospital’s campus, after which participants receive free t-shirts Health screenings with medical professionals, including podiatry exams Information regarding diabetes, stroke, sickle cell anemia, breast health and more A limited supply of free flu shots Workshops presented by Garden Boyz (BHC’s youth urban farmers) and volunteers about how to freeze fresh vegetables, how to make a fall container garden, how to use fresh herbs in cooking and how to make healthy after-school snacks After-school activities for children, including pumpkin decorating, jump rope competitions, football throwing contests and more What:    Celebration of Wellness interactive family health dayWhen:   Wednesday, October 10; noon to 5 p.m. (walk/run begins at noon)Where:  St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, 2351 East 22nd Street (Meet at the School of Nursing Boler Family Memorial Garden facing Central Avenue on the northeast corner of the hospital’s campus.) The Celebration of Wellness event is sponsored by St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. For more information, call 216.571.1266 to speak with Sharon Glaspie, director of Building Healthy Communities, which is a grassroots neighborhood program that helps people in the Central Neighborhood of downtown Cleveland improve their health. Building Healthy Communities, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
September 21, 2012

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood continues work to make vibrant, thriving neighborhoods

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative is moving full speed ahead with the help of staff, partners, Central neighborhood residents and local schools while waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for Promise Neighborhood funding. [More]
September 18, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsors study on the ministry of women religious in Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsored a recent study, The Harvest of Ministry: Exploring the Ministry of Women Religious in Cleveland, to describe the unique approach of women religious and to inform others who strive to help people in poverty or with other vulnerabilities. [More]
August 6, 2012

New Cleveland Central Promise director to help lead, grow the initiative

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, a local initiative focused on improving schools and educational opportunities for children from cradle to college to career, will be headed by Cleveland native Sonya Pryor-Jones. A graduate from Cleveland schools, Pryor-Jones officially started as director on June 18, and, with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, will help grow the Promise Neighborhood initiative. [More]
August 1, 2012

Program officer at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland named to board of Health Policy Institute of Ohio

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently added five new health leaders to its board of directors. Among the new members is Teleange Thomas, program officer for health at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
June 8, 2012

First Ben Carson Reading Room in Ohio opens in Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy School in Cleveland

The Carson Scholars Fund and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland arrecently announced the opening of the first Ben Carson Reading Room in Ohio in a Cleveland Public School: Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy. [More]
June 8, 2012

Two Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood students win Carson College Scholarships

As part of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland 15th anniversary, a grant of $5,000 was provided to the Carson Scholars Fund to create the opportunity for Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood students to vie for a 2012 Carson Scholarship. [More]
April 12, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland featured in local magazine

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland was the focus of a feature article in a recent education/health issue of Kaleidoscope Magazine. The magazine, which celebrates Cleveland’s rich cultural heritage and diversity, wrote about the foundation’s work to address the root causes of poverty in the four-page article. Please click on the link below to open a copy of the article. SOCF.Kaleidoscope.pdf (858.83 kb)
March 12, 2012

"Progress & Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio" Book Available

The book, "Progress & Promise: Sisters Serving Northeast Ohio," celebrates the history, collaboration and current ministries of women religious in Northeast Ohio. The book was adapted from the local traveling exhibit “Progress & Promise,” which was created from the national “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” exhibit. To order a copy, please call Dave Kelly at 216-241-9300 or e-mail associate@socfcleveland.org. Donations of $10 per copy are suggested. Donations will be used to support the ministries of women religious in Northeast Ohio.  
December 5, 2011

Plain Dealer introduces series featuring Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to reducing disparities in health and education in the Central Neighborhood near downtown Cleveland. Residents of this community, like so many in our region, experience poor outcomes in education and health, which make it much harder for residents to move out of poverty. The foundation is working on developing a "Promise Neighborhood" in Central that works to improve children's success in school and the community in general. This work has been supported and noticed by many, including The Plain Dealer, which has published the first story in an occasional series about the ongoing effort to create the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. [More]

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