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]
November 9, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Announces $20,000 Grant for Reading Room, Scholarships for Promise Neighborhood

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is providing $20,000 to fund a reading room and scholarship opportunities for students in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The foundation is establishing both initiatives through the Carson Scholars Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1994 by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife to encourage academic excellence. [More]
May 18, 2011

Second Training in Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies is May 23

In an effort to build the capacity of the homeless services provider community, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is partnering with the Saint Luke's Foundation, the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services and Mental Health Services, Inc. to offer a year-long training series called Housing Cuyahoga County: A Training Series for Continuum of Care Funded Agencies. The nine-part series will run through October of 2011 and will offer homeless service providers the opportunity to learn about national and local best practice models to effectively prevent and end homelessness. More...
May 5, 2011

Foundations Celebrate 15th Anniversary

The Sisters of Charity Foundations of Canton, Cleveland and South Carolina were established in 1996 with the charge to address the root causes of poverty in the communities they serve. In 2011, the Sisters of Charity Foundations celebrate 15 years of ministry. The foundations reaffirm the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s commitment to the materially poor, extending the health, education and human services ministry and purpose of the congregation to more holistically serve God’s people. Collectively, the Sisters of Charity Foundations have invested more than $110 million in their communities throughout the last 15 years. This year, each foundation will celebrate their anniversary with convenings, materials and special events designed to continue to tell the story and impact of this critical ministry. More...

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