Entries by lmills

Ten-Year Housing and Investment Plan

We have joined the City of Cleveland’s initiative to create a Ten-Year Housing and Investment Plan. We know housing is an issue important to the members of our network and our community at-large, and being a part of this process allows us to ensure that residents’ voices play a role in shaping the recommendations that this plan produces. Once the plan is complete we can work with one another, the City, and partner institutions to make sure the plan is implemented.

Get Outside Grants

Now, as the days get colder and the pandemic continues to prevent us from safely gathering indoors, getting outside this winter has become essential to our mental and physical health!

That’s why we’re launching the Get Outside Grants, to support Clevelanders and grassroots groups as they find new ways to use outdoor spaces on chilly days and share the benefits of getting safely outside with their community!

Grants will launch Friday, January 8, and range from $500 to $5,000. They are intended for grassroots groups interested in getting members of their communities outside safely this winter.

Adult Literacy Action Grants

We’re thrilled to announce almost $60,000 in grants to support 12 projects focused on building adult literacy in a variety of Cleveland neighborhoods. The Neighbor Up Adult Literacy Action Grants Committee composed of 7 community members with a variety of experience and passion for adult literacy made the funding decisions. A staff member from the Literacy Cooperative […]

Good News from West Park Neighbor Night

West Park Neighbor Night is a lively and interactive monthly gathering that brings neighbors together to plan action in the community. The group typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at West Park United Church of Christ, 3809 Rocky River Drive.

How to: Documenters Community of Practice

We’re excited to launch Documenters Community of Practice, a monthly gathering for mutual support and action. Anyone can learn to host parts of the monthly Documenters Community of Practice held the last Thursday of the month. There are 5 Roles on the team: Welcome Tech Tips New & Good Introduce Breakout Sessions/Close Breakout Sessions and […]

Projects Co-Funded in November 2020

Our Grantmaking Committees have approved $59,587 in grants to support 20 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund these resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Click here for details each project, the grant amount, and the neighborhood […]

USA Today: Nature gap: Outdoor recreation isn’t just for white people. Invite Black youth outside.

Check out this story from USA Today about the Hood family and their work to connect people of color with the outdoors. Excerpt from the article: In 2009, the mother-daughter trio founded Syatt — an acronym for “See You At The Top” — with a grant from the Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections program, and set out on a mission […]