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Public space, digital connection + how are we are getting around during the pandemic

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 […]

Update on Neighbor Up Action Grants

We are postponing the next deadline for Neighbor Up Action Grants originally set for Friday, August 14th. We are postponing the deadline until further notice for two reasons: 1) The Neighbor Up Action Grant Committee is still reviewing grant applications from the February deadline, which have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Final decisions […]

Neighbor Up Community Building 2020

The Neighbor Up Network and the Community Foundation of Lorain County are offering this training on Community Network Building to those who live in the city of Lorain. The Neighbor Up Network, located in Cleveland, is a community of about 3,000 members, mainly residents of Cleveland, who have years of experience bringing community members together […]

Meet Lawrence, the new Cleveland Documenters Field Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Lawrence Caswell will be joining our team in August as the Cleveland Documenters Field Coordinator. Lawrence has decades of experience in journalism and community engagement. He has been following Documenters since its launch in Chicago and brings a wealth of knowledge about not only how Documenters works, but also […]

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants for weeks 7 & 8

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are providing financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood civic groups as well as small non-profit and faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties for efforts related to the provision of needs during COVID-19. Groups recently funded include: AHI: Arts & Culture in Hough will be knocking on doors, providing […]

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants for week 6

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are providing financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood civic groups as well as small non-profit and faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties for efforts related to the provision of needs during COVID-19. Groups funded this week include: Five Ladies in Cleveland will provide nutritional meals to those in […]

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants for weeks 4 & 5

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are providing financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood civic groups as well as small non-profit and faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties for efforts related to the provision of needs during COVID-19. Groups funded this week and last week include: Community Yahoo’s in Broadway-Slavic Village will create the […]

“If we want a beloved community…”

The recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has highlighted the history of police violence in the United States and the violent, oppressive systems built and sustained by a lie for over 400 years. We celebrate the hundreds of protests that have challenged police violence and systemic racism, and we know there is a lot […]

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants for weeks 2 & 3

Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are providing financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood civic groups as well as small non-profit and faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties for efforts related to the provision of needs during COVID-19. Laundry Love at Leo’s Laundromat will continue providing free laundry services, food, and hygiene items to our neighbors in need in the Fairview Park/West Park neighborhoods while maintaining a safe social distance.

Good News Cleveland

Neighbor Up has launched Good News Cleveland, a community-powered web show and podcast focused on how people are helping each other and building people power in these challenging times. Whether you’re working in the community, working in a hospital or making something beautiful — tell us your story! A phone and an idea is all you need to become a Storyteller.

This week’s Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

Announcing our first Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants! Groups funded this week include: Strong Hands United in East Cleveland, who will place portable hand washing sinks in the city so that the homeless and the un-sheltered population can have access to fresh water to wash their hands and face; Advocates for Peace and Change, led by young adult refugees in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton/Brooklyn Centre neighborhood, who will offer immediate assistance to many families in the refugee community that have been affected by COVID-19; and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Women’s League in Chesterland, who received funding to provide a monthly free community lunch for older adults with the Chesterland Senior Center.