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]
June 12, 2019

Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners: Making a difference in children’s lives

Healthy Learners provides thousands of vision, dental, medication and other health-related services to students across South Carolina on its mission for healthy children, better students and thriving communities. The latest issue of the Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners newsletter shares the stories of students who Healthy Learners has helped remove their health barriers to learning, as well as news, program updates and more. [More]
June 6, 2019

Early Childhood Resource Center hosts screening of new documentary about early care and education

The Early Childhood Resource Center recently hosted a showing of No Small Matter, a documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Craig Jacobs of Chicago, on the limitless benefits of early childhood education. The Canton Repository featured an opinion piece about the documentary screening and the importance of early childhood education. [More]
June 4, 2019

Dr. Leslie Pristas named medical director of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Leslie L. Pristas D.O. FACS has been named medical director and lead surgeon of Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Dr. Pristas is the first woman to oversee the center, which is the longest-standing nationally accredited center of excellence in weight loss surgery in Northeast Ohio. [More]
May 23, 2019

South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families launches Reel Connection Campaign

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families (SCCFF) recently launched its second-annual Reel Connection Campaign to support the center’s fatherhood programs and celebrate the importance of fathers spending quality time with their children. The highlight of the campaign is a chance to win a unique day-long father-child fishing trip with Bassmaster Davy Hite. [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 14, 2019

St. Vincent Charity raising awareness about connection between physical and mental health during Mental Health Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. This May is Mental Health Month and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, with Mental Health America (MHA), is raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health, through the theme #4Mind4Body. [More]
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 6, 2019

Mercy earns Ohio’s first Go Clear Award and national recognition for surgery safety

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recently awarded Mercy Medical Center Ohio’s first Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. The award recognizes health care facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and health care worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. [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]

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