Entries by lmills


Many of us have seen the statistic: 66 percent of Cleveland adults are functionally illiterate, meaning they struggle to read bus schedules, medicine bottles and other everyday information. One woman working to improve adult literacy in Cleveland compared reading to breathing – those of us who can read don’t really think about it, but it […]

Citywide Network Night draws 100+ people

Citywide Network Night launched last week with an overwhelming turnout and a warm welcome! Excitement filled the room as longtime Neighbor Up members reconnected and new folks were invited to Neighbor Up. Special thanks to ioby for hosting us at the Midtown Tech Hive. SAVE THE DATE  The next Citywide Network Night is Thursday, December 5 […]

Racial Justice Matching Fund invests in 17 resident-led projects

Our Racial Justice Matching Fund with ioby invested $20,000 in 17 resident-led projects working to make our city a more just and equitable community. Fund dollars were used to match the money raised by ioby leaders for their projects. A few projects that received matching funds are: Cleveland Youth Ambassadors for Peace and Change: Helping […]

Notes from Arts & Culture Network Night

Thank you to everyone who attended Arts & Culture Network Night last week! More than 65 people made connections, shared resources, and discussed topics important to them. This quarterly gathering is sponsored by Neighbor Up and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, but it is hosted by a team of volunteers. Thank you to the wonderful volunteer […]

Looking for a career in healthcare?

Do you live in Cleveland or East Cleveland? Check out Step Up to University Hospitals, the neighborhood jobs pipeline that connects Cleveland and East Cleveland residents with jobs at University Hospitals. Positions available in environmental and nutrition services. Join us at one of the following information sessions for details. Please arrive on time. Thursday August 1| […]

Notes from Arts & Culture Network Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Arts & Culture Network Night, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. More than 40 people attended the high-energy gathering, hosted on June 5 at Newbridge Cleveland, that connects artists, folks from arts organizations and other community members throughout the county.  Special thanks to ioby Cleveland for […]

Join us & Destination Cleveland

You’re invited to join Destination Cleveland at Neighborhood Connections to learn more about the popular and growing trend of Experiential Tourism and how passionate and innovative Clevelanders can draw people to our neighborhood attractions, restaurants, and businesses for authentic, Cleveland experiences.  Topics at this workshop will include: The Experience Economy and how Experiential Tourism evolved from […]

Projects Funded in Spring 2019

We will support, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Cleveland Climate Action Fund, 113 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with  $299,162 in grants. Click here for a complete list of our Spring 2019 grants including details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an […]

Join CUTgroup + Add Your Voice!

We’re excited to announce the formation of Cleveland’s Civic User Testing Group, also known as CUTgroup. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about technology and help shape the way it impacts our lives. If you opt-in and participate, you’ll be compensated for your time.

Cleveland International Film Festival

We’re partnering with the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival, which will be held March 27 – April 7, 2019 at Tower City Cinemas and other locations. Tickets are on sale now. You can use the code NUP (that’s for Neighbor Up!) to receive $1 off per ticket purchase or stop by Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid […]