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From our Fellows: Facing Eviction? Good luck getting a lawyer.

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…
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Innovation Mission highlighted in Plain Dealer

Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer published the following story about The Innovation Mission, a newly launched initiative from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to use innovation to disrupt the cycle of poverty. Also featured on cleveland.com, the story highlights the five fellows…
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SOCF Innovation Mission fellows featured on WKYC

The below story ran on WKYC and online to highlight the five fellows selected for The Innovation Mission, a program from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to use innovation to disrupt the cycle of poverty.   Sisters of Charity Foundation selects five…
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Catholic Health World features SOCF’s Innovation Mission

Catholic Health World published the following story about The Innovation Mission, a newly launched initiative from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to use innovation to disrupt the cycle of poverty.   Bringing inventive thinking to war on poverty, Sisters of…
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Sisters of Charity Foundation Selects 5 Fellows

Five Cleveland-area professionals will begin this fall to research their ideas to disrupt the cycle of poverty as the newly announced fellows of The Innovation Mission, a ground-breaking initiative launched by the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Over one-third of Cleveland’s…
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Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

This article originally appeared on the Fund for Our Economic Future blog, and was written by one of our program officers, Margaret Eigsti: One in three Cleveland residents and over half of the city’s children live in poverty. These statistics…
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Voices of Leadership: A Conversation with Felton Thomas Jr. and Tari Rivera

The legacy and important work of the Sisters of Charity Foundation are what drew both Felton Thomas Jr. and Tari Rivera to get involved in its mission. For Thomas, executive director and CEO of the Cleveland Public Library, it was…
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SOCF: 20 Years of Work to Break the Cycle of Poverty

RESPECT AND DIGNITY. COLLABORATION. Compassion. Justice. Courage. The earliest Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine who arrived in Cleveland from France in 1851 carried few personal possessions, but what they did bring was a commitment to serve the poor according…
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This ______ fights poverty. Do you have an answer?

One big idea could change everything. Are you a leader, a doer, a thinker, an inventor? Are you ready to turn your professional experience and accomplishments into game-changing solutions that serve the greater good today and uplift generations to come?…
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Crain’s Cleveland announces launch of Innovation Mission

The below article was published in Crain’s Cleveland Business to announce the launch of The Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas, a program from the Sisters of Charity Foundation to use innovation to disrupt the cycle of poverty. Sisters of…
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