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SOCF supports housing policy work to effect change in homelessness

In June 2019, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) awarded $40,000 to the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) to support a policy strategy to increase state and federal funding to reduce homelessness across Ohio. One…
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Staff blog: What I never realized about Catholic sisters

1Let love of the brethren continue. 2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrew 13:1-2) Before becoming a staff member at the foundation, I had a general understanding of the…
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Innovation Mission fellows share journey on Sound of Ideas

Today, the five fellows of The Innovation Mission, along with SOCF president Susanna Krey, sat down with Mike McIntyre at ideastream to talk about the progress of their big ideas, as well as the Celebration of Innovation closing event.  …
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Girl Scouts honor SOCF president as Woman of Distinction

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland President Susanna Krey was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio at their annual luncheon in May. The Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon was established to raise funds for Girl Scout…
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June 12: Celebrate innovation with SOCF – Register FREE today

Register FREE here. With two decades of investment and engagement to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland introduced a fellowship that would bring new, innovative approaches to effect change. Inspired by national…
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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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Rachel Drotar joins SOCF as program coordinator

On April 16, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomed Rachel Drotar as program coordinator for Generative Spirit. Her work in this role will support the foundation’s Generative Spirit initiative, which intends to inspire the next generation of lay leaders…
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A Place 4 Me’s “dream job” empowers youth to build trust

A Place 4 Me, the collective impact initiative that works to prevent and end youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County, recognizes the invaluable perspective of young people with lived experience of housing instability. Now, with support from United Way of Greater…
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Catching up with the fellows: Penny Smith (video)

Penny Smith, PhD, CEO of Alegria Technologies, discusses her model for fathers to seek gainful employment to enable them to better support their families — while pursuing a career that works for them.  

Catching up with the fellows: Bill Leamon (video)

College & career coach Bill Leamon talks through his innovative approach to mentoring and ultimate goal of seeing ALL Cleveland students succeed. His project is supported through The Innovation Mission, a fellowship from The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.