June 18, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland celebrates The Innovation Mission and fighting poverty with big ideas

For the past 18-months, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland worked to help encourage and develop innovative ideas aimed at breaking down specific barriers faced by low-income families through five fellows chosen for the Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas. The foundation held a recent community event at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland to uplift and champion the fellows’ innovative solutions to fighting poverty. [More]
May 31, 2019

Girl Scouts honor Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president as woman of distinction

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio at their annual luncheon in May. The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon was established to raise funds for Girl Scout scholarships and financial aid, while honoring women who are excellent role models for girls. [More]
May 21, 2019

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood presents high school seniors with scholarships

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood recently celebrated the graduating seniors at East Tech High School who live within the neighborhood, presenting each of them with scholarships to help start their post-secondary education and careers. A large percentage of the graduating seniors at East Tech are residents of the Promise neighborhood, and had spent the previous several months building relationships with the Promise team. [More]
May 10, 2019

Foundation senior program director writes about strengthening racial equity work

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Senior Program Director Adrienne Mundorf 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 7, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton working to build the behavioral-health workforce

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) have teamed up to work with area universities to recruit and retain the pool of local behavioral-health workers. The first workforce program to launch brings the University of Akron’s masters of social work program to Canton. The initiative is funded by $150,000 from StarkMHAR and another $300,000 from the foundation. [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]

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