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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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Advisory council meetings share data to strengthen Promise

As a collective impact initiative, Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood focuses on using data to inform the future of the neighborhood, incorporating the experiences of partners and residents into a model that ensures success. Through the spring and summer, the Cleveland…
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Promise Neighborhood educates teachers on effects of trauma

Cleveland’s Central neighborhood has the second highest rate of aggravated assaults and the fifth highest rate of reported domestic violence incidents in the city. Children witnessing or being a victim of violence is not uncommon in Central and can have…
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Back to School Rally gives boost to families

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and Cleveland Transformation Alliance partnered with Friendly Inn Settlement to help Central neighborhood families have a positive start to the new school year with the Back to School Rally. Now in its sixth year, the 2017 Back to…
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Promise Ambassadors awarded Neighborhood Connection grant

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announced that it has awarded Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassadors with funding for a community engagement project called Central Celebration: Present, Past and Future. Central Celebration will be an event…
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Preschool Read and Ride encourages family reading

The inaugural Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Preschool Read and Ride program awarded 14 preschool students with brand new bicycles. As part of the Read and Ride program, Promise Neighborhood preschool families read 866 books and 116 families participated in the program….
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SOCF Spotlight: Leading a Promise Neighborhood

In 2010, Cleveland’s Central neighborhood was one of Cuyahoga County’s most challenged. The average annual income of residents was less than $10,000, the infant mortality rate was twice the national average and all three of Central’s K-8 schools received failing…
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KinderKits promote school readiness in Promise Neighborhood

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is helping Central children prepare for kindergarten by providing KinderKits to 100 Pre-K students who will be entering kindergarten in Fall of 2017. Students graduating from Pre-K programs at George Washington Carver Elementary and Marion-Sterling Elementary…
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Plain Dealer features Cleveland police ‘reverse ride along’

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and Jan Thrope, community activist and founder of Inner Visions Cleveland, hosted a “reverse ride along” for new Cleveland Police recruits. The program is a re-imagining of the traditional police…
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Promise Neighborhood becomes hub for early learning

Due to the work of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and partners such as Starting Point, the Promise Neighborhood has become a hub for high quality early learning centers. In 2013, just 38 percent of early learning centers in Central were…
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