December 14, 2017

The Plain Dealer: Innovation Mission puts ideas to solve poverty into action

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with Cleveland Leadership Center, introduced The Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas last spring. In October, the foundation chose five fellows to explore their big ideas to fight poverty. The Plain Dealer recently published an article about The Innovation Mission. [More]
November 29, 2017

Grantmakers in Health publishes Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland program officer’s perspective of philanthropy

Grantmakers In Health recently published a “Views from the Field” perspective of philanthropy from Erica Chambers, program officer for health at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. In the article, Understanding Community Engagement: An Outsider-Turned-Insider’s Perspective of Philanthropy, Chambers discusses lessons learned as a community organizer over the last decade working in the nonprofit and public sectors. [More]
October 27, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland selects 5 fellows to explore their big ideas to fight poverty

Five Cleveland-area professionals will begin this November to research their ideas to disrupt the cycle of poverty as the newly announced fellows of The Innovation Mission, a ground-breaking initiative launched by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
October 16, 2017

Promise Neighborhood director participates in panel discussion with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown recently hosted a legislative update at Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland for the Central-Kinsman community. During the event, Senator Brown moderated a panel discussion with community stakeholders from the Central and Kinsman communities, which included Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Director Lowell Perry Jr. [More]
August 18, 2017

Cleveland data around ending youth homelessness part of new A Way Home America community dashboard

The national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people—known as A Way Home America—recently unveiled the first data set from its nationwide youth homelessness Community Dashboard effort, which included data from Cleveland. [More]
August 15, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports FreshLo project to integrate food, art and community

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has embraced the connectivity of health, arts, food and environment issues for many years and has continued to do so by supporting the FreshLo program in the Garden Valley neighborhood. The Fresh, Local & Equitable program—FreshLo for short—is designed to strengthen the economic vitality, cultural expression and health in the neighborhood. [More]
August 8, 2017

Central Promise Neighborhood hosts back-to-school rally

Families lined up outside the Friendly Inn Settlement in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood before doors opened at noon on Monday for the annual Back to School Rally. School representatives, community support organizations and barbers filled the auditorium, offering back to school supplies and advice on how to choose the best school, as well as free haircuts. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood hosted the event. [More]
June 20, 2017

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland honored for 20th anniversary

The June 18 issue of Crain’s Cleveland Business featured the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's 20th anniversary, and “how an innovative Theory of Change is driving this visionary, faith-based, grantmaking foundation to focus its funding on the invention of opportunities that alleviate poverty, right disparities and offer dignity to Cleveland residents.” [More]
June 15, 2017

Reading paves way to new bicycles in Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

A dozen first and second graders in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood have new bicycles to enjoy this summer thanks to a program called Read and Ride. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and the Knights of Pythias Owatonna Lodge #62 hosted Read and Ride at the three Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary schools in the neighborhood. [More]
June 13, 2017

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This spring, a groundbreaking initiative was announced to uncover innovative approaches to fight poverty. The Innovation Mission, an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland in collaboration with Cleveland Leadership Center, is an 18-month fellowship that applies the discipline of innovation to the issue of poverty. [More]

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