By creating high-energy, positive spaces that level the playing field, everyone has a voice and power is shared. Only then can people tackle tough challenges and begin to create extraordinary neighborhoods where economic and racial justice thrive. We’re working with residents, artists and arts groups, non-profits and the county housing authority to spread this way of community involvement. Find out more at our monthly gatherings.
Larchmere Porchfest, formerly funded with a Neighbor Up Action grant
We’re committed to supporting Clevelanders standing up for racial justice. We teamed up with ioby to create the Racial Justice Matching Fund to support grassroots initiatives promoting racial equity. And our Prism Learning Lab helps people begin to dismantle racism in their communities and organizations.
Neighbor Up members worked with staff at University Hospitals and the non-profit Towards Employment to create and launch a neighborhood jobs pipeline (called Step Up to UH) that connects Cleveland residents with good-paying jobs at the hospital system, the second largest employer in the county. That is just one example of our systems-level work that aims to make a positive impact in the lives of everyday people.
Staying connected during this time of physical distancing
Your health and safety are vitally important. With that in mind, all in-person Neighbor Up gatherings are on hold as we observe the guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, we are staying connected though phone calls and in online spaces.