Are you looking for employment or job training or help starting or growing your small business? Neighbor Up can help. Members are working to build wealth for residents in Greater University Circle so the area can be a place where everyone can thrive. Here is a sampling of area resources for financial empowerment. Join us at […]
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Neighbor Up is a group of 3,000 people using our talents and skills to improve life in our neighborhoods. We use people power to build bridges across lines of difference and create an extraordinary world right where we live! HISTORY Neighbor Up started in 2012 with a small group of 25 people. It emerged from […]
Fresh Camp is cultivating youth voice and neighborhood health in Glenville with an innovative and fun camp and internship program run by neighbors for neighborhood kids. We co-fund their work with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Apply for a grant! Attend an upcoming workshop to get […]
Empty lots are scattered across many neighborhoods. Folks in North Collinwood turned one in their neighborhood into the Waterloo Sculpture Garden. They used a grant from Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to host activities at the garden and create energy in the neighborhood. Read more here. Do you have a […]
The idea? A simple neighborhood mural. But going from idea to implementation on a neighborhood project can be a long process. This week we’re highlighting the Duck Island Block Club and the mural neighbors are painting there with help from local artist Jill LiMieux and the business Pro Painting, which donated time to paint the base […]
We’re highlighting recent grantees! This week we’re featuring Valerie Sandstrom and Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Let’s connect. Next grant deadline is Feb. 12. Find out more here.
Our grant making committee, made up of residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland, has approved $208,052 in grants to support 67 different neighborhood projects. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 17 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with our program. Highlights of the grants • […]
Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 68 resident-led projects totaling $213,052 in Fall 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects. For more information about the grants program, click here.
Brenda Metzger, a headstrong, firecracker and Neighbor Up member, who lives in the Central neighborhood, is going back to school — decades after graduating from high school. She sat down at the Ka-la Healing Garden Center on East 73rd Street earlier this month and told her story. As she talked, about 15 teens from the neighborhood […]
Earlier this month, a group of Neighbor Up members interested in supporting small businesses in Cleveland went to Detroit to research how black-owned businesses thrive there. In two days, we visited 11 black-owned businesses and interviewed seven entrepreneurs to learn about their successes and struggles, and to get their advice about being entrepreneurs in the post-industrial Midwest. We were particularly interested in […]
A group of Bellaire-Puritas neighbors and parishioners at Blessed Trinity Church are planting an edible forest with a grant they received from Neighborhood Connections last year. The forest has young fruit trees growing peaches, cherries, walnuts, apples and more. There is also a garden with tomatoes, peppers, melons and peas. “The idea is to always have […]
The Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee has approved $288,536 in grants to support 126 different resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, will co-fund 54 of the projects that bring vibrant arts and cultural […]
Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 126 resident-led projects totaling $288,536 in Spring 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects.
An ambitious experiment dubbed the Greater University Circle Initiative is trying to link Glenville and its neighboring communities to the wealthy institutions of University Circle so that the entire area can flourish … more