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Get the facts on how driver’s license suspensions impact communities.

Ohio is #2 in the nation for debt-related driver’s suspensions. Ohio imposes over 3 million debt-related suspensions annually. Debt-related suspensions occur all across Ohio, but at a higher rate in urban areas. Debt-related suspensions cost residents of Ohio’s highest-poverty zip codes an average of $7.9 million each year. Debt-related suspensions cost residents of Ohio’s zip […]

The Ohio Local News Initiative & Cleveland Documenters

Last week we said we had a BIG announcement to make about Cleveland Documenters. You may remember the conversation we’ve been having over the last 6 months about partnering with the Ohio Local News Initiative (OLNI) which intends to create a new, nonprofit newsroom here in Cleveland. Back in December, many of you attended the in-person “meet […]

FreshWater: virtual Teach-In on renters’ rights

“NEOCH, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM), Neighborhood Connections, and the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research are hosting the Teach-In—a community conversation about renter issues and imagining housing justice in Cleveland—to help people learn about their rights as renters and how to stay in their homes.” Read the full story here. 

Announcing more than $323,000 in funding for 126 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods

Our grantmaking committee has approved $323,930 in grants to support 126 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 20 of these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Highlights of the grants include: Creative Healing Foundation received $3,000 […]

Adult Literacy Initiative Expands — Welcome Margo Hudson!

We are pleased to announce renewed funding from the Cleveland Foundation for community building around adult literacy. This funding includes dollars to create a Community Literacy Fellowship. Inspired by our work with the Committee for Adult Literacy Action Grants, the fellowship will be instrumental in our efforts to deepen our connection to people impacted by […]

Healing Spaces: Documenters find healing spaces in Cleveland

This summer Cleveland Documenters interviewed 19 people across the city about their favorite healing spaces as part of the Healing Spaces environmental justice reporting project. Angie Pohlman interviewed herself! Angie’s location: Upper Edgewater Park Describe the space. What do you see when you are in the space? What do you hear? Smell? Touch? Taste? The thing […]

Healing Spaces

Healing Spaces is a project designed to amplify the healing spaces that exist in our communities and showcase the power of people to transform their neighborhoods.

Find good information on the 2021 Fall Elections!

Some Neighbor Up members have been brainstorming about ways members can find good information about the upcoming elections. One of our goals is to support civic participation all year long. To start, we have collected opportunities to learn more about candidates in the upcoming elections.

Meet The Collective & apply for free PPE and hygiene supplies

The Collective is 14 local grassroot organizations and community leaders that came together to create a point of distribution for masks, cleaning , and hygiene products thanks to great partnerships of cleaning services such as the New Bern pressure washing company that works wonders in this pandemic time. Their collective goal is to help support […]