June 18, 2014

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood adds new staff

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood continues to build capacity with the addition of three new staff members through funding from the state of Ohio. The new staff is focused on three strategic areas: student access, neighborhood engagement and resident leadership.
The new staff members are:
Sandra Golden, Ph.D.
Dr. Golden is the new associate Promise Neighborhood director. Previously, Dr. Golden was professor of education at Defiance College, where she worked for seven years. At Defiance, she was also the associate provost of graduate studies and professional development. Dr. Golden has more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and literacy educator.
Joseph Black
Joseph Black is the new Promise Neighborhood engagement manager. He previously served as the youth program director at the Friendly Inn Settlement House in the Central neighborhood, providing mentoring and education to youth in the community. There, he brought opportunities to work together with other youth organizations throughout the area. He helped organize the neighborhood’s first “Unity Walk,” which brought together youth groups from other neighborhoods, crossing boundaries and territories. Black is a graduate of Shaw University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, with additional experience in mental health case management. He is currently working on his master’s degree in social work at Cleveland State University.
Dawn Glasco
Dawn Glasco is the new Promise Neighborhood engagement coordinator. Glasco is a resident of the Central neighborhood and has been a Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassador since the program's inception in 2011. She is a former champion volleyball coach, health educator, college recruiter and a Women In Communications Matrix Scholarship winner. She was formerly a teacher in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chancellor University.
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative is a transformative program that wraps children in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community and educational support from the cradle to college and career. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the lead Promise Neighborhood partner.

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