Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's latest Generative Spirits podcast explores online ministry

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the September episode (season 3, episode 7), Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Sr. Réjane Cytacki, SCL, executive director of A Nun's Life, an online ministry that welcomes people from around the world to gather to explore God’s calling in their lives. On the podcast, they discuss the unique nature of having an online ministry, their experience in sharing community with a group of sister podcasters, and how love shows up in their relationships with each other and with God.…

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Early Childhood Resource Center's SPARK kindergarten readiness program now officially considered a promising practice

The SPARK kindergarten readiness program, which is managed by the Early Childhood Resource Center, has officially been accepted for inclusion in the MCH Innovations Database as a Promising Practice. The database, operated by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, accepts only those practices that are demonstrated to be effective and grounded in practice-based evidence. Funders and researchers look to the database when searching for programs that positively impact maternal and child health.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina selects five HBCU students for 2022 President's Fellows program

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announced the start of a new class for its President’s Fellows program, an initiative in partnership with HBCUs in South Carolina that provides professional development experiences in philanthropy for African American males. Launched in 2015, the President’s Fellows program addresses underrepresentation of African Americans in nonprofit leadership.…

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Joseph & Mary's Home benefit luncheon raises $95,000 to support mission of providing healing and assistance with permanent housing

More than 400 people attended the Joseph & Mary's Home Perseverance in Hope 2022 Benefit Luncheon in Cleveland on September 13, helping raise $95,000 to support the ministry's mission of providing healing and assistance with permanent housing. The new name of the ministry—Joseph & Mary’s Home—was also unveiled at the luncheon. The name reflects the addition of Mary’s Home to now serve both men and women.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton supports Stark Library program for early literacy

Nearly 60% of Ohio kindergartners start the school year without the necessary skills to read. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has worked for years to help improve school readiness and educational opportunities, investing $26 million over the last 25 years. Most recently, the foundation provided a grant to the Stark Library to expand its programs geared toward helping kids read at an early age.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland releases 2021 annual report: 25 Years of Partnership and Authenticity

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released its 2021 annual report, 25 Years of Partnership and Authenticity, which explores the ways the foundation lives its commitment to community: by bringing those with lived expertise into every aspect of its work, from grantmaking to strategy development to the way it evaluates success. The report provides stories of lived experiences in three areas: how lived expertise influences strategy and direction, lived expertise in grantmaking processes and lived expertise in learning.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina President Donna Waites discusses vision for her first year in office and next five years

Donna Waites became the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina in July, after having worked for ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System for more than 20 years. In a recent interview, she outlined her vision for her first year as president and her vision for the foundation's next five years.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton support enables successful Goodwill employment program

Goodwill's Employment GPS Program (Goal, Planning and Support) provides wraparound services for jobseekers and stays alongside people for an extended period of time, through the often non-linear process of finding a job that leads to self-sufficiency. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton provided the funding that enabled Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio to launch this program in 2015, as part of its strategic collaboration focused on employment.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners break ground on supportive housing project

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, CHN Housing Partners and other partners broke ground August 25 on a 50-unit supportive housing development in Cleveland to provide residents for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 (transition-aged youth or TAY) who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. The new development, Cuyahoga TAY, will offer housing, followed by support services, giving individuals space for recovery from the trauma of homelessness and the events that may have led to it, along with young adult-identified support services.…

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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood releases 2021-22 year in review

Each summer, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood reflects on its past year of collaboration and community change in Cleveland's Central neighborhood by releasing a year in review report. Through the Ambassador program, Family Partners initiative and the leadership of residents, Cleveland Central Promise is supporting Central in becoming a vibrant and welcoming place to live and work. Read the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood 2021-22 Year in Review here.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland signs on to letter to President Biden supporting White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Grantmakers In Health (GIH) and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF), along with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and 52 other organizations in philanthropy sent a letter to President Biden August 17 in support of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. This letter outlines four recommendations for the administration and federal agencies to adopt leading up to and following the conference in September. The coalition urges an approach that tackles the root causes of hunger and health inequities - poverty, racism, discrimination and rural disinvestment - and lays out specific policy and regulatory areas to end hunger and increase nutrition and health.…

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Bishop Edward Malesic visits Joseph’s Home and Mary’s Home

Joseph's Home and Mary's Home welcomed The Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, the bishop of Cleveland, August 2. The Bishop met with leadership and residents to learn more about Joseph’s Home and Mary’s Home, and the ultimate goal of housing as healing. He learned firsthand about these medical respite ministries before he is the keynote speaker at the Perseverance in Hope fundraising luncheon on Sept. 13 at Windows on the River in Cleveland.…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's Generative Spirits podcast discusses seeking spiritual community across generations

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the July episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Emily Liptow, a member of the Generative Spirit community who has served as technology facilitator, community member, and co-dreamer of what Generative Spirit could be today and in the future.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families highlighted in USA Today

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) last year received a $25,000 A Community Thrives grant, which is a grantmaking and crowdfunding program from the USA Today Network and a part of the Gannett Foundation. In promoting this year's program, USA Today highlighted SCCFF as one of the non-profit organizations that received grant funding last year.…

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South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families highlights 20 years of accomplishments in impact report

For 20 years, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families has been on a mission to provide the means for fathers to be great dads. The center has released a report - "20 Years of Impact" - highlighting accomplishments, its statewide network of fatherhood programs and individual success stories since its founding in 2002.…

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St. Vincent Charity medical-legal partnership team's article published in prominent law journal

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center partnered with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in 2017 to create one of the nation’s first medical-legal partnerships (MLP) to focus on behavioral health and addiction patients in an environment with a psychiatric emergency department and inpatient psychiatric and detoxification units. The MLP team recently had an article published in a prominent national law journal highlighting the impact of an MLP on patients with chronic mental health conditions during the early stages of the pandemic.…

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Ask Congress to support health coverage priorities in reconciliation bill

The Senate is moving forward rapidly to finalize a budget reconciliation package that will address several issues including climate change and prescription drug pricing. The Sisters of Charity Health System has stood with the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in strongly supporting proposals to expand health coverage options as part of a reconciliation bill through improvements to the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs. These measures are still being debated as part of a final bill and they urgently require your support to ensure that they will be included.…

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St. Vincent Charity neurologist celebrates 100th birthday as oldest practicing physician in the country

Born in 1922, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's Dr. Howard Tucker celebrated his 100th birthday on July 10. He was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2021 as the World's Oldest Practicing Doctor. Dr. Tucker is a member of the St. Vincent Charity medical staff faculty, working with and mentoring medical residents. A neurologist, Dr. Tucker has been practicing medicine for more than 75 years, graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1947.…

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Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President of Mission & Ministry

The Sisters of Charity Health System, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has named Miguel Chavez as senior vice president of mission & ministry. In this role, Chavez will oversee continuing integration of the philosophy and values of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine into the daily operations of the Sisters of Charity Health System and all of its operating units in Ohio and South Carolina. His areas of responsibility will include mission formation; leadership development; ethics; pastoral care; palliative care; and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. …

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Generative Spirits podcast features a conversation with Richaun Bunton, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood managing director

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has released the latest episode of its podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters. For the June episode, Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit program coordinator for the foundation, welcomes Richaun Bunton, managing director of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. Bunton talks about her long commitment to the Central neighborhood, which allows her to understand the needs of the community and highlight the champions she works with there.…

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