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.

The Innovation Mission is teaching five local experts the power of innovative thinking—especially when it comes to fighting poverty. As the fellows reach the end of their time in the fellowship, they have been discussing their work and how far they’ve come over the past 18 months in their work to break the cycle of poverty in Cleveland.

In this video, Cortes talks about helping with the development of low-income entrepreneurs and microbusinesses to create and increase employment opportunities for low-income Cleveland neighborhoods.

Learn more about her work to think creatively about employment for low-wage workers and the barriers to employment that they face in the video or this blog post she wrote last year.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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