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]
November 23, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland lifts up women and children in poverty through $1.3M in outreach and grants

To help improve the lives of families, women and children living in poverty, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has invested $1.3 million in related grants and outreach in the period from June 2014 to today. This includes a new commitment announced today of $300,000 to help reduce the infant mortality rate in Cleveland. [More]
November 3, 2015

Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment officially kicks off locally and nationally

The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period for 2016 opened November 1, and local and federal officials teamed up to make sure Ohioans know about enrollment opportunities in their communities. [More]
October 12, 2015

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA honored with Health Legacy of Cleveland Award of Excellence

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, received the Health Legacy Award for Excellence October 11 at the 2015 Health Legacy of Cleveland award and scholarship dinner. Every other year, Health Legacy of Cleveland hosts the dinner to present the award and name individuals to its health equity honor roll. The event also raises funds to provide scholarships and purposeful public programming aimed at inspiring African-American Cleveland area students to become physicians and dentists through education. [More]
August 21, 2015

Promise Neighborhood director testifies at first traveling legislative committee meeting

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. joined other policy and social services agencies to present testimony during the recent Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee’s first summer tour stop in Cleveland. [More]
July 24, 2015

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helps advance plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to ending homelessness, and has recently focused on the issue of youth homelessness through a collaborative effort. Cuyahoga County’s A Place 4 Me initiative is a partnership of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services, FrontLine Service and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Throughout a 10-month period in 2014 and 2015, the partners of A Place 4 Me engaged nearly 70 individuals from 30 partner agencies to create a strategic plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County. [More]
June 11, 2015

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood welcomes new leader

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has hired Lowell Perry Jr. as the new director of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. Modeled after the renowned Harlem’s Children’s Zone, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood works to transform the educational and developmental outcomes of Central Neighborhood’s children, closing gaps in achievement and creating cradle-to-career supports for all youth. [More]

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