Our Grantmaking Committees approved $59,587 in grants to support 20 arts and culture projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund these resident-led arts and culture projects.
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Our Grantmaking Committees have approved $59,587 in grants to support 20 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Click here for details each project, the grant amount, and the neighborhood […]
Neighborhood Connections is seeking a dogged Civic Reporter to do accountability reporting on local government as part of our Cleveland Documenters team. Accountability journalism includes investigative reporting, fact-checking and digging into public data.
Check out this story from USA Today about the Hood family and their work to connect people of color with the outdoors. Excerpt from the article: In 2009, the mother-daughter trio founded Syatt — an acronym for “See You At The Top” — with a grant from the Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections program, and set out on a mission […]
We’ve been honored to spend the past year working in community with people dedicated to improving literacy in our city. Collaborating across neighborhoods and organizations, we hosted an Adult Literacy Innovation Team. https://www.ukmeds.co.uk/ Folks worked in small groups and focused on different topic areas to test out new ways to make Cleveland a city where […]
We have masks and household supplies available for community organizations, community organizers, and mutual aid groups to distribute to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
We are proud to support artist and activist Walter Patton’s work to provide a place for young people to play while playgrounds are closed with a Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant. Listen to the ideastream story about Patton’s Create Art Not Violence, a weekly gathering in the Central neighborhood where kids can draw, make music […]
Good news from the East Side — a resident-driven news site “A Greater Buckeye” is telling good news coming out of the Buckeye, Larchmere, Shaker Square and Woodland Hills neighborhoods. Read more in this Cleveland Magazine story.
The Morning Journal in Lorain wrote about work we’re doing there to connect residents and weave a stronger social fabric. Read the article here.
This summer we had informative conversations around public space, digital connection, and how are we are getting around during the COVID-19 pandemic. We heard from residents how it is more important than ever for people to access public space where they can feel safe, welcomed, and connected. Check out the beautiful visual illustration of our […]
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Join Neighbor Up member Lee Kay for free sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in October and November starting October 13.
We’re excited to begin Cleveland Documenters in partnership with Chicago-based civic journalism lab City Bureau and with support from the Cleveland Foundation and the Visible Voice Charitable Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. Cleveland Documenters recruits, trains and pays Greater Clevelanders to document official committee meetings of the Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland governments and […]
1. SUBMISSION: Lawrence is the first contact for all Documenters. When you submit your documentation, you will receive an automated email from Lawrence letting you know your document has been received. 2. REVIEW: Lawrence, Rachel or Lila will edit the document. If we have questions, we will give those to Lawrence who will reach out […]
Cleveland Documenters was spotlighted in this FreshWater story. Excerpt: There are upwards of 150 City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County governmental departments and agencies holding public meetings and conducting public business every day in Northeast Ohio, but many agencies receive no media coverage or even produce records of what was discussed.
It’s been 7 years since we launched Neighbor Up and, in that time, Community Network Building — once unknown and untrusted — has gained a foothold here in Cleveland and, as Neighbor Up member Bianca Butts said, Neighbor Up has become a trusted ear in the community. We’re proud of this network of almost 3,000 […]