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Statement on the passing of Billie Osborne-Fears

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and partners at the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood are deeply saddened by the passing of Billie Osborne-Fears, longtime leader of Starting Point Billie carried her integrity and passion for all to see. Through…
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Statement regarding systemic racism in our communities

A message on behalf of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, we condemn and revile the acts of violence against the black community, in particular black males, at the hands of…
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NFL Network highlights Central Promise Neighborhood

In November, the NFL Network reached out to Promise to highlight a Reverse Ride-Along experience for its TV show “Indivisible.” The show aims to elevate the issues of social justice and police-community relations in NFL cities across the country. The…
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Central Neighborhood a Hub for High-Quality Early Learning

With the highest concentration of high-quality early-learning centers in the city of Cleveland, the Central neighborhood has ample resources to support the more than 1,500 children under age 5 who live there. However, as Tatiana Wells of Starting Point and…
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Meet the Promise Scholars class of 2019

On May 10, graduating seniors at East Tech High School in Central received their awards to celebrate accomplishments throughout their high school career. A large percentage of those graduating seniors are residents of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, a collective…
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Promise welcomes new Ambassador class

In the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, we work to build a cradle to career pipeline for the residents and families of Central, a transformative model intended to build a healthier community. We recognize that residents must lead the change to…
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YWCA recognizes SOCF board member, staff at Women of Achievement

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) congratulates board member and former chair Tari Rivera on being named one of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s Women of Achievement 2019. An SOCF board member for nearly a decade, Tari serves…
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New Promise partner helps students transition to high school

In its years of work in the Central community, Promise recognizes that the process of choosing a high school starts in middle school. Unfortunately, many of Promise’s families report that students currently transitioning from middle to high school have access…
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#PromiseReads and Anthem bring new Little Free Libraries to Central

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is committed to supporting successful educational outcomes for the children of the Central neighborhood. We know that education starts at home, and parents are truly a child’s first teacher. Research shows that the simple presence…
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Promise early learning navigator wins Carolyn Grossman Award

Tatiana Wells, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood’s early learning navigator, received the 2018 Carolyn Grossman Award from Family Connections for her work with parents of early learners. Longtime Cleveland Heights kindergarten teacher Carolyn Grossman recognized that parents can make an enormous…
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