“Neighbor Up Spotlight,” a podcast telling the stories of unsung heroes in Cleveland, is kicking off Season 4. Created, hosted and produced by Cleveland resident Carol Malone, the podcast focuses on members of Neighbor Up, a network of about 3,000 Greater Cleveland residents making positive change in their neighborhoods. Each episode is like listening in on a kitchen table conversation between Carol and her guest.
Season 4 launches with a conversation between Carol and Sonya Pryor-Jones, who is working to launch Fab House in Glenville and connect young people with opportunities in digital fabrication.
Neighbor Up was launched and is supported by Neighborhood Connections, the community-building program.
Carol had the idea for “Neighbor Up Spotlight” after volunteering for three years as a member of the grant making committee. Neighbor Up Action Grant committee members review grant applications, interview applicants and make all funding decisions.
“I met so many sincere and passionate citizens who were creating programs and activities for their neighborhoods and neighbors,” Carol said. “Now I have the opportunity to create a podcast to showcase residents who are making positive contributions to their communities.”
“Neighbor Up Spotlight” is produced by Neighborhood Connections in partnership with Bad Racket Studios and funded by a grant from the Minority Arts and Education Fund, a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation.