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Girl Scouts honor SOCF president as Woman of Distinction

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio at their annual luncheon in May. The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon was established to raise funds for Girl Scout…
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June 12: Celebrate innovation with SOCF – Register FREE today

Register FREE here. With two decades of investment and engagement to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduced a fellowship that would bring new, innovative approaches to effect change. Inspired by national…
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Blog: How can funders strengthen racial equity work?

As a member of Funders Together to End Homelessness, my colleague Angela D’Orazio and I took the opportunity to participate in a new community of practice, Funders for Racial Equity (FRE). Over the next two years, this peer learning experience…
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2019 Good Samaritan Grants program accepting applications through June 5

As an urban center undergoing significant economic change, Cleveland has some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. From day to day, families and individuals in our community struggle to meet their basic needs as they strive to climb…
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Catching up with the fellows: Penny Smith (video)

Penny Smith, PhD, CEO of Alegria Technologies, discusses her model for fathers to seek gainful employment to enable them to better support their families — while pursuing a career that works for them.  

Catching up with the fellows: Bill Leamon (video)

College & career coach Bill Leamon talks through his innovative approach to mentoring and ultimate goal of seeing ALL Cleveland students succeed. His project is supported through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.

Catching up with the fellows: Julie Cortes (video)

Catch up with the fellows of The Innovation Mission as they reach the end of their time in the fellowship. Each of these big ideas has evolved greatly over the past 18 months, and we are pleased to share how…
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Catching up with the fellows: Dabney Conwell (video)

Dabney Conwell, vice president, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and executive director, Rose Centers for Aging Well, is considering a new way to support the growing population of low-income seniors. Her approach combines meal prescriptions with in-person delivery that can…
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Catching up with the fellows: Hazel Remesch (video)

Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, has seen the toll that evictions can take on Clevelanders living in poverty. Through the Housing Justice Alliance, she is working to support tenants facing eviction with legal…
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Fellowship perspective: What The Innovation Mission teaches us

As the professional development consultant on The Innovation Mission, Dennis Beatrice has led the fellows in workshops on the innovative process and oversees the ongoing development of their projects. Below, Dennis offers his own reflection on how an innovative process…
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