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Sr. Teresa Maya delivers message of diversity – Northeast Ohio Catholic

Below is an article that was published in Northeast Ohio Catholic, the publication of The Diocese of Cleveland. You can also find it on the diocese website – click here.  ‘Welcoming Diversity’ is topic of Sisters Convening program News of…
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Guest blog: Belonging is central to the Ministry Leadership Program

Brendan Corrigan is an accountant at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland. He is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited Brenden to reflect on his experience in the program and with Catholic sisters.  “I…
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Crain’s covers shift in CLE philanthropy, highlights SOCF

Below is an article published by Crain’s Cleveland Business in October 2019 to explore shifts in Cleveland philanthropy strategy. Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland president Susanna Krey spoke to Crain’s for the article, discussing the foundation’s strategic goals and how focus…
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Guest blog: How sisters helped model my journey

Brianna Wilson is an English & religion teacher at Villa Angela-St. Joseph School in Cleveland. She is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited Brianna to reflect on her experience in the program and with Catholic sisters.  This…
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Catholic Health World publishes Housing First cover story

With the completion of a final building project in October 2020, greater Cleveland will officially have enough housing for all individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Thanks to the work of Housing First, a collaborative initiative established by Enterprise…
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SOCF fellowship leads to historic Cleveland legislation

Two years after the launch of the first Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is celebrating a major success: On September 30, Cleveland became only the fourth city in the United States to pass legislation for…
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“Housing is the answer” – SOCF statement on White House homelessness report

We see homelessness as a devastating and pervasive side effect of a system that vastly undervalues those facing real barriers to stable, secure housing. Homelessness will continue to grow across the nation and here in Cleveland until its root causes—like…
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SOCF directors highlight experiences of black philanthropy at TSOPCLE

Members of the board of directors at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) spoke about their calling to serve, their admiration for the foundation and the passions that bring them to tears in a panel discussion yesterday at…
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Guest blog: I had no homeroom. I called a sister “home” instead.

What having no homeroom, but a sister to call home taught me: Michalena Mezzopera Michalena Mezzopera is a theology teacher at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio. She is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program. We invited…
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LCWR imparts powerful statement on divisive rhetoric

As an organization founded by Catholic sisters to carry on their mission of service to Cleveland’s most vulnerable, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in its recent statements against polarizing language and…
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Homelessness in Cleveland: Just the facts – Staff blog

Every day, we work with many partners in the effort to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County. This is incredibly rewarding yet complex and challenging work across many systems. Sometimes we see stories on TV and social media that don’t quite…
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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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SOCF seeking proposals for Generative Spirit grant

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is opening a new grant opportunity in 2019 through its Generative Spirit initiative. This grant opportunity is made possible through a funding partnership between the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the…
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Catholic Community Connection fellow digs into social justice roots at SOCF

At 19, Tobias Engel has a longer resume than many individuals two or three times his age – and he is constantly adding more. The Catholic Community Connection summer fellow has spent the last eight weeks working at the Sisters…
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The Innovation Mission uplifted by Global Sisters Report

The below text appeared in Global Sisters Report and The National Catholic Reporter in July 2019, highlighting the success of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s poverty-challenging fellowship, The Innovation Mission. Ideas incubator brings success to new poverty-disruption programs in Cleveland by Carol Schuck…
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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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CYA at the Park connects young adults for prayer, fellowship

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) is dedicated to the future of Catholic sisters and their ministries, and seeks to find new ways to support the next generation of lay leaders to follow in the model of sisters. Through…
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Guest blog: Sisters and young adults must walk together to the future

Charles Bohnak is an English teacher at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, Ohio. He is a participant in Generative Spirit’s Ministry Leadership Program, designed to connect young professional employees of sister-founded schools with a member of the school’s…
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2019 Grant & Grantee Details

2019 First-Quarter Grants Organization Initiative Grant Amount Case Western Reserve University (First Year Cleveland) $50,000.00 Communications Plan to Reduce Infant Deaths Kent State University Foundation, Inc. $50,000.00 esCentral Interventions: Race, Stress, and Infant Mortality in the Central Neighborhood Children’s Hunger…
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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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