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 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]
February 28, 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. In 2015, the foundation launched Generative Spirit to grow the capacity of Catholic sisters and their ministries to develop the next generation of lay leaders. 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. Eilis McCulloh, HM. [More]
February 19, 2019

Building on successes: Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland senior program director reflects on highlights of 2018

At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, there's much to look forward to in 2019. Senior Program Director Adrienne Mundorf recently reflected on carrying forward some of her biggest takeaways of 2018. [More]
February 13, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland elects 2019 board officers and welcomes new board members

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes three new board members in 2019, as well as announces the board’s 2019 officers: Robyn N. Gordon, chair; Judge Michael John Ryan, vice chair; Woodrow Whitlow, PhD, vice chair; Sean Hennessy, treasurer; Joe Gibbons, secretary. [More]
February 7, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supporting event to celebrate Catholic sisters

Sisters, associates and lay partners across Northeast Ohio will discuss civil discourse and its role in today’s society in a March 3 event titled “Civil Discourse: How to Have Difficult Conversations” to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week. Featuring keynote speaker Sr. Janet Mock, CSJ, former executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the event is Sunday, March 3. [More]
January 29, 2019

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports launch of Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one of several local philanthropic organizations providing initial support to Lead Safe Cleveland, a coalition organized to prevent lead poisoning in Cleveland. [More]
January 4, 2019

New Promise Neighborhood partner helps students transition to high school

In its years of work in Cleveland’s Central community, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has recognized that the process of choosing a high school starts in middle school. Unfortunately, many of Promise’s families report that students currently transitioning from middle to high school have access to few resources to motivate them around personal interests and high school choice. To help students better understand their options for high school and recognize what makes a good fit, Promise worked with College Now Greater Cleveland to install a full-time high school transition advisor in Central middle schools. [More]

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