May 10, 2019

Foundation senior program director writes about strengthening racial equity work

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Director Adrienne Mundroff and Program Officer for Ending Homelessness Angela D’Orazio are participating in a new community of practice, Funders for Racial Equity (FRE). This peer learning experience is designed to deepen the understanding of racial equity and homelessness and learn about tools philanthropy can employ to help to reduce racial inequity. Mundroff recently wrote about the opportunity on the foundation's blog. [More]
May 1, 2019

Foundation's Innovation Fellow talks about new approach to college mentoring

College and career coach Bill Leamon talks through his innovative approach to mentoring and the ultimate goal of seeing all Cleveland students succeed in this new video. His project is supported through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 23, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president discusses using innovation to tackle poverty

The founder of Strategy + Action/Philanthropy recently spoke with Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey about The Innovation Mission, which takes a page from the handbook on entrepreneurship, injects the spirit of innovation and mixes it up with funding and coaching support for smart folks who bring new ideas to tackling poverty. They spoke about what the foundation, the social entrepreneurs and the community are learning. [More]
April 17, 2019

Foundation's Innovation Fellow discusses her model for fathers to seek gainful employment

Penny Smith, CEO of Alegria Technologies, discusses her model for fathers to seek gainful employment to enable them to better support their families - while pursuing a career that works for them. Her project is supported through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 17, 2019

Foundation's Innovation Fellow talks about the Housing Justice Alliance in new video

Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, has seen the toll that evictions can take on Clevelanders living in poverty. Through the Housing Justice Alliance, she is working to support tenants facing eviction with legal representation, which can greatly improve outcomes. The alliance was developed and supported through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 16, 2019

Sister Kathleen Ryan, SND, former foundation board member, offers tips for social justice advocates

Looking back over 30 years of civil rights work, Sr. Kathleen Ryan, a Sister of Notre Dame (SND) and former Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland board member, draws many parallels between today’s social justice climate and the “issues of the day” that Catholic Charities began organizing around in 1989. She recently provided insights to help current and future social justice advocates learn and apply the practices that have sustained Catholic sisters for more than a century of community-based ministry. [More]
April 12, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards strategic grants to four nonprofit organizations

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded strategic grants to four nonprofit organizations that continue to create positive change in South Carolina communities by working toward the relief of generational poverty. [More]
April 10, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Fellow discusses supporting low-income entrepreneurs

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland attorney Julie Cortes wants to provide the services and support that low-income entrepreneurs need to get their businesses off the ground. She is working with Mortar Cincinnati and establishing her model through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
April 2, 2019

Foundation’s Innovation Fellow discusses progress for new food prescription delivery service

Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is empowering five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty. Dabney Conwell of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is laying the groundwork for a food prescription delivery service that provides meals medically tailored to chronic health conditions with in person delivery that can alleviate the negative effects of isolation for elder Ohioans. [More]
March 25, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland uplifts the stories of sisters

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland knows that Catholic sisters have long been at the forefront of identifying and serving unmet community needs. The foundation is committed to uplifting the stories of sisters throughout Northeast Ohio, recognizing their role in the social fabric and their unique way of being, ministering and leading. In this story, the foundation highlights Sr. Kate Hine, SND, who is working to discern how the Catholic Church can respond to young people who have made a choice to leave the Church, but still have a hunger for community, spirituality and service. [More]

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