Catholic Community Connection

Catholic Community Connection

Catholic Community Connection is a unique collaboration of Catholic-sponsored education, health care, human services and senior living ministries. Working out of a shared mission of Catholic identity and values, Catholic Community Connection fosters collaboration in response to human needs across all stages of life.

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Catholic Community Connection offers valuable programs, services and resources for individuals, groups and communities across Northeast Ohio. Equally important is the organization’s role of convener, catalyst, clearinghouse and community connector. Each member organization is an important anchor in the community and contributes to the well-being of Cleveland’s civic fabric.

A strategic planning process in 2008 set the stage for new, community-based activities from Catholic Community Connection, including marketing and outreach; wellness programming; increased utilization of group purchasing; more robust coordination of care and services, including a dedicated phone line and an experienced Nurse Navigator; and new collaborative efforts to better advocate for sound public policy to strengthen communities and families, especially the vulnerable, persons with disabilities, children and seniors.

Learn more at www.catholiccommunityconnection.org.


Catholic Community Connection

2475 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 377 4358

The Sisters of Charity Health System provides shared sponsorship for Catholic Community Connection with Catholic Charities in collaboration with Catholic senior living, education and social services.

marian rubin

President,
Catholic Community Connection

Marian Rubin became the president of Catholic Community Connection in July 2016. A business development professional, Ms. Rubin brought a deep faith commitment and considerable experience in Catholic ministries to the position, as well as time spent in multi-national corporations and independent consulting.

Ms. Rubin comes to CCC from the Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) where, as director of development, she was an integral member of the JRH Capital Campaign Committee, an $8 million campaign to renovate and expand the JRH facility.

While at JRH, she also worked to engage young adults in programming activities and fundraising opportunities; and Ms. Rubin authored a grant that supported an educational and spiritual renewal retreat for hospice and senior caregivers from several area agencies. She has worked at the parish level at St. Barnabas in Northfield. She is familiar with health care ministries through her work in the insurance industry and a preventive health screening company. In addition, she has served as a marketing, editing and fundraising consultant.

Ms. Rubin holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati and an executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She sits on the board of Cleveland Catholic Charities, serves as a steering committee member of the Loyola Club, and as a member of the finance committee of The Fest. In addition, Ms. Rubin has been a long-time Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine (CSA) Associate. She and her husband, Marc Rubin, are long-time members of St. Basil the Great Parish in Brecksville.

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Health Progress Journal highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate

In an article in Health Progress, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the author highlights Catholic Community Connection as a model for Catholic ministries to better collaborate with one another to improve the social conditions of communities.[More]

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Catholic Community Connection summer fellow reflects on experience working at Regina Health Center

Jillian Doherty, a senior from John Carroll University, has been spending her summer interning at Regina Health Center as part of the 2019 Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio.[More]

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Catholic Community Connection summer fellows gaining valuable work experience at Catholic ministries

Catholic Community Connection launched its 3rd annual Summer Fellows Program earlier this summer. The program is a 10-week internship that offers students from Catholic colleges real-world, paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. This competitive fellowship prepares students mentally, professionally and spiritually as they make decisions regarding their future careers and post-graduate work. Each student has been paired with a mentor associated with the organization to help the student learn more about the organization’s mission.[More]

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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]

tags: Catholic Community Connection, Foundations, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Sisters of Charity Health System

Mark Cotleur Joins Sisters of Charity Health System as Senior Vice President of Fund Development

Mark Cotleur has joined the Sisters of Charity Health System as senior vice president for fund development. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing fundraising on behalf of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Regina Health Center in Richfield, Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, and six outreach ministries in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]

tags: health care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Regina Health Center, Light of Hearts Villa, Building Healthy Communities, Catholic Community Connection, Early Childhood Resource Center, Healthy Learners, Joseph's Home, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families