Entries by lmills

Hosting a Neighbor Up gathering

Are you planning your first Neighbor Up gathering? Here you will find everything you need to be a host.  Neighbor Up flier & logo: Download the flier here. Find the logo here. Make a Facebook event: Create a Facebook event (sample here)to let people know about your gathering. Tag @NeighborUpCLE so we can share the event, too. […]

Projects Funded Spring 2016

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 120 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with grants totaling $288,672. Click here for details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga […]

Find out more about this season’s funded projects

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 120 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with grants totaling $288,672. Click here for details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through […]

Resources for entrepreneurs

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 […]

Who We Are

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 […]

Featured project: Fresh Camp

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 […]

Featured project: Waterloo Sculpture Garden

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 […]

Featured Project: The Duck Island Mural

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 […]

Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

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.

Announcing more than $208,000 in grants to neighborhood projects

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 • […]

Projects Funded in Fall 2015

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. 

Neighbor Up on Wealth Trip to Detroit

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 […]