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Video: Using innovation to fight poverty

“Innovation is hard,” says Dabney Conwell, fellow in The Innovation Mission, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s inaugural fellowship that challenges five Cleveland professionals to use the power of design thinking and innovation to break the cycle of poverty. She…
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From our Fellows: The innovative potential of micro-mentoring

The Sisters of Charity Foundation (SOCF) of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The five professionals we selected for The Innovation Mission…
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SOCF program director reflects on Equity Summit

More than 70 Ohioans attended PolicyLink’s Equity Summit in April, including SOCF’s senior program director, Adrienne Mundorf. Adrienne recently spoke with Philanthropy Ohio to reflect on the equity summit. We’ve shared her answers below; for the full article, including thoughts…
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From our Fellows: To be innovative, tell your story like a song

The Sisters of Charity Foundation (SOCF) of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The five professionals we selected for The Innovation Mission…
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The Innovation Mission Workshop: Building a Program from a Big Idea

Fellows in The Innovation Mission came together the first week of June for their third workshop series of the fellowship. Over the course of three days, they shared updates on their projects, learned how to develop an effective plan  and…
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Collaborating for Success: What we’ve learned

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is committed to sharing insights and learning to support the philanthropic community in our shared effort to break the cycle of poverty. Each quarter, Christine Mitton, PhD, director of knowledge and learning for…
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The Roots of Innovation: Why SOCF is investing in big ideas

The Sisters of Charity Foundation (SOCF) of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The five professionals we selected for The Innovation Mission…
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From our Fellows: Breaking down barriers to restore the American dream

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The five professionals we selected for The Innovation Mission began…
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Assembly of Catholic Foundations sparks hope on 20-year anniversary

More than 50 representatives from at least 20 organizations joined one another for three days of conversation, collaboration and inspiration as part of the 20th annual gathering of the Assembly of Catholic Foundations. First convened in 1998 by Sister Catherine…
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Philanthropy Ohio highlights SOCF’s ‘Bold Move’

For the Spring Philanthropy Review, Philanthropy Ohio highlighted three foundations who have recently made “bold moves” in philanthropy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Sue Krey answered questions about The Innovation Mission, the SOCF fellowship that invested in five Clevelanders…
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