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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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Turn Big Ideas Into Solutions to Break the Cycle of Poverty in Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Launches The Innovation Mission Fellowship CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 26, 2017) – Business, community and civic leaders with a hunch of how to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland now have a powerful new…
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2017 Good Samaritan Grants Program accepting applications until June 2

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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Coming soon: New initiative to fight poverty

Want to help fight poverty? We have an idea. We hope you do, too. A new initiative from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center, will launch in the next few weeks. The goal…
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#SpeakUpCLE campaign

Join us in taking a stand against poverty through the #SpeakUpCLE social media campaign.  Clevelanders are known for our grit. We fight for what we believe in … and right now, there’s plenty to believe in. But that’s only half the…
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