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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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Read and Ride awards bikes to students

Read and Ride is a program that aims to encourage young readers to increase their reading by awarding a bicycle to students who read the most books during the school year. Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and Knights of Pythias partner…
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Baldwin Wallace Health Careers Exploration Week scholarships

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is offering four fully-paid scholarships to Baldwin Wallace University’s Health Careers Exploration Week happening June 11-16, 2017 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Health Careers Exploration Week is designed for students entering grades 9-12 who are…
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Promise engagement manager wins Vibrant City Award

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress recently honored Joe Black, engagement manager for the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, as one of its nine 2016 Vibrant City Award winners. Black received the Civic Champion Award amid 600 guests gathered at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium…
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