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Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at SOCF

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters…
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The Innovation Mission uplifted by Global Sisters Report

The below text appeared in Global Sisters Report and The National Catholic Reporter in July 2019, highlighting the success of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s poverty-challenging fellowship, The Innovation Mission. Ideas incubator brings success to new poverty-disruption programs in Cleveland by Carol Schuck…
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2019 Grant & Grantee Details

2019 First-Quarter Grants Organization Initiative Grant Amount Case Western Reserve University (First Year Cleveland) $50,000.00 Communications Plan to Reduce Infant Deaths Kent State University Foundation, Inc. $50,000.00 esCentral Interventions: Race, Stress, and Infant Mortality in the Central Neighborhood Children’s Hunger…
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Innovation Mission fellows share journey on Sound of Ideas

Today, the five fellows of The Innovation Mission, along with SOCF president Susanna Krey, sat down with Mike McIntyre at ideastream to talk about the progress of their big ideas, as well as the Celebration of Innovation closing event.  …
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Innovation Mission work spurs legislation for evicted tenants

Thanks in part to the work of The Innovation Mission, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship to fight poverty, Cleveland City Council is nearing the introduction of legislation that will increase representation for low-income tenants facing eviction. Innovation Mission…
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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.