Ever read a Cleveland City Council agenda and ask yourself, “What’s that mean?” Check out our new City Council Agenda Guide! The guide defines items that commonly appear on City Council agendas. It also reads between the lines and details procedures like “suspension of the rules.”
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Cleveland Documenters pays and trains people to cover public meetings where government officials discuss important issues and decide how to spend taxpayer money. Cleveland City Council passes laws (called ordinances). Its members are elected by citizens to represent them. Historically, City Council hasn’t provided residents a regular and formal space to comment on those decisions outside of committee […]
Arts & Culture Network Night is a space designed to nurture connections, build trust and inspire action. When Ara Beal from Talespinners Children’s Theatre, Elaine Luttrull from Minerva Financial Arts, and Luis Gomez began talking at a previous Network Night, they realized they all wanted to support artists hit by the pandemic. Since then, they’ve […]
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.
We’re thrilled to receive more funding from the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to provide grants to small nonprofit organizations and grassroots group. Read the full story here and check our our grants here.
Neighbor Up is working with a team of parishioners and community members at Blessed Trinity Parish to offer a new Microloan Program for grassroots entrepreneurs who want to start or grow businesses in the West Park area.
The new program offers very low interest microloans with manageable monthly payments and a simple, accessible application process for people who may have had no prior experience with business financing, or who may simply need some resources to help them get a project going. Designed to help more people build their own earnings, particularly those who may find challenges with employment, the Microloan Program will provide more than just finances – it will also bring entrepreneurs into a network of people who can provide support in a range of ways, from legal advice to help with marketing services, bookkeeping and business planning.
Neighbor Up member Dawn Arrington talked with News 5 about her project Comics at the Corner, which was recently funded through Neighbor Up Adult Literacy Grants. Watch the story here.
Neighbor Up member Kaela Geschke was part of a discussion on The Sound of Ideas about making inclusive public spaces. Listen in by clicking here. And find out more about Neighbor Up’s work around equity and public space here.
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.
Join us for a special, virtual Neighbor Up Network celebration for grassroots community groups in Greater Cleveland (from Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Medina and Lorain Counties) working on COVID-related projects in their neighborhoods.
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 […]
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Neighbor Up member Carol Malone talked with News 5 about the podcast “Neighbor Up Spotlight” that she created to highlight Neighbor Up members making positive change in the community. Click here to watch the story. And find all of the podcast’ episodes at https://neighborupcle.org/spotlight/
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.
Check out this story from Spectrum News 1 about the Class Clown Comedy workshop funded through our Neighbor Up Action Grants and co-funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. “Classes allow kids and teens to shed light on the coronavirus and other serious issues they experience from their own perspective,” the story says.