August 5, 2018

Catholic Community Connection summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in to get his feet wet in public policy and advocacy with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF), as well as the Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS). A funder of Catholic Community Connection’s first summer fellowship, the SOCF wants to focus more closely on public policy as part of its efforts to break the cycle of poverty. [More]
July 16, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellows discuss the process of innovation in new video

What does it mean to innovate? What is the process of innovation? In the second video of The Innovation Mission series from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, the five fellows offer their perspectives on how learning to think differently has impacted their work. [More]
June 28, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow: to be innovative, tell your story like a song

The Innovation Mission at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is an opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Almost eight months into the fellowship, the foundation has asked each fellow to reflect on how they are learning the process of innovation. In this installment, Penny Smith, CEO of Alegria Technologies, highlights her biggest takeaways so far. [More]
June 22, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland awards $468,150 in grants in 2Q 2018

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland announced that it will award $468,150 in grants for the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter funding is focused heavily on health initiatives and health policy, as well as continued support of Catholic sisters and their ministries. [More]
June 5, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow discusses college mentoring program

As a fellow in The Innovation Mission at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and a college and career coach at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, Bill Leamon is focused on launching a large-scale, low-cost, technology-enabled, micro-mentoring program to make college mentoring easy and increase college graduation rates as a result. [More]
May 17, 2018

The roots of innovation: Why the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is investing in big ideas

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. Foundation President Sue Krey explains why this was the ideal undertaking for the foundation. [More]
May 16, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Blocks and Bridges consultant writes about human trafficking

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland established the Blocks and Bridges initiative in 2015 to pair sisters with lay co-workers to help build and transform their ministries. It provides best practices in nonprofit management for sister-led, sister-founded ministries. Blocks and Bridges consultant Janus Small recently blogged about her experience for U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. [More]
May 14, 2018

Promise Neighborhood awards scholarships to East Tech High School scholars

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood awarded scholarships to 12 scholars in East Tech High School’s graduating class of 2018 in a May 11 awards ceremony, offering a boost to get them started on the next step of their education journey. The East Tech scholars received a total of more than $2 million in scholarship awards from across the community. [More]
May 11, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Innovation Mission fellow discusses breaking down barriers to restore the American dream

As a fellow in The Innovation Mission at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and a senior attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Julie Cortes is focusing on using the power of entrepreneurship to move people out of poverty. The Innovation Mission is an opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. [More]
April 13, 2018

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president discusses “bold move” to launch The Innovation Mission

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Sue Krey spoke to Philanthropy Ohio about the foundation’s experience with The Innovation Mission fellowship for the organization’s Philanthropy Review spring 2018 publication. Her article appears in the “Conversations with Colleagues” section, which asked foundation leaders across Ohio to “describe the bold moves they’ve recently undertaken.” [More]

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