August 28, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland releases two reports highlighting progress in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland seeks to improve the community’s capacity to help families and individuals overcome the challenges of poverty in a sustainable way. To that end, the foundation has invested significant time and resources in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood. The foundation recently released reports on the progress of two major initiatives in the neighborhood. [More]
August 21, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood welcomes newest Promise Ambassadors

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood recently held a graduation ceremony to welcome its newest class of neighborhood Promise Ambassadors. The ambassadors, who include youth and adult residents of Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, serve as leaders and emissaries for the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative. [More]
July 31, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland helps Catholic sisters collaborate to respond to unmet needs in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood

Initially funded by a $20,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s Collaboration for Ministry Initiative grant program, the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is a group of Catholic sisters and their lay co-workers who respond to unmet needs in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. [More]
July 26, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood’s little free library event featured on local TV news

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood held a “little free library” event July 16, where teams of volunteers assembled and decorated six little free libraries to be installed at sites around Cleveland’s Central neighborhood. [More]
July 19, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Health Literacy Institute helps patients understand and act on health care information

Only 12 percent of American adults are proficient at understanding and acting on health care information and up to 80 percent of medical information provided by health care providers is forgotten immediately by patients. In 2007, with funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center started the Health Literacy Institute in collaboration with Project Learn to help address these issues. [More]
May 14, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland sponsors Carson Scholars Award for Central Neighborhood student

Sherrell Adams, an eighth grade student at Carl & Louis Stokes Academy, which is a Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood partner school, has won a Carson Scholars Award and a $1,000 college scholarship. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, sponsored the award for a student at Carl & Louis Stokes Academy. Last year, the foundation sponsored awards for the other two Promise partner schools. One student at Marion-Sterling and one at George Washington Carver received awards. Students must be high academic achievers and must have a commitment to their community to be considered for the award. Read Sherrell's essay she submitted about the death of her father from gun violence. Sherrell received a medal at the awards banquet in Pittsburgh and her school received a school trophy. Pictured are Sherrell and Dr. Ben Carson
May 10, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood school chosen as an investment school

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood partner school, Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy, is in the first group of schools to be chosen by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as an "investment school." The school will see a mix of more class time, new principals, new teachers, retrained teachers and special attention to the weakest areas of the school and the greatest needs of its students [More]
April 12, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center hosting wellness fair Saturday, April 13 in Cleveland

In celebration of April being Minority Health Month, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is hosting a free community wellness fair Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tri-C Metro campus gym in Cleveland. The wellness fair is being funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
March 8, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland names Erin McIntryre program officer for work with women religious

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland named Erin McIntryre a program officer for its work with Catholic women religious. As program officer, McIntyre directs the grantmaking at the foundation to support the ministries of Catholic women religious in Northeast Ohio. She also supports other programming and grantmaking efforts. Previously, McIntyre worked at the parent organization of the foundation, the Sisters of Charity Health System in the Department of Foundations, Outreach Ministries and External Affairs. She has also worked in various capacities with the city of Cleveland and Cleveland City Council. In 2010, McIntyre lived and worked in Zaragoza, El Salvador as the interim director for International Partners in Mission (IPM) in its Latin American regional office. In this role, McIntyre was responsible for managing the regional office, working with project partners in El Salvador and other Latin American and Caribbean countries, and organizing and leading immersion experiences. IPM partners with community-based organizations around the world, working across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance to serve the needs of children, women and youth. McIntyre also spent seven years at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio, in the campus ministry department, where she planned and led relationship-based service programs, social justice initiatives, retreats and immersion experiences for students. She began her work at Magnificat by doing a year of service with the Humility of Mary Volunteer Program. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
January 7, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares perspective on health literacy in a new report

In a new report, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares their perspective on health literacy — the issue, the impact on patients and health outcomes, the cost and our personal experience with addressing health literacy locally. The foundation hopes that the lessons learned, experiences and success will encourage others to join in the conversation, seek innovative partnerships, collaborations and stimulate further action within communities, organizations and the health care sector to continue to understand the role of health literacy in positive health outcomes. [More]

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