Entries by lmills

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 […]

Neighbor Up Action Grants are back!

Our next Neighbor Up Action Grant deadline is Tuesday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. Grants range from $500 to $5,000, and are meant to spur small, grassroots community projects. Grants may be used for a wide variety of projects, and groups are encouraged to think in new ways about what will work in their communities and with whom they might partner. Thanks to support from the Funders Collaborative on COVID Recovery, we’ll able to offer more funding for pandemic recovery proposals to groups in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties.

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. 

Arts & Culture Fellow Application

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, is seeking Arts & Culture Fellows to support the stewardship of our Virtual Arts & Culture Network Nights. Arts & Culture Fellows will be emerging artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds with a vested interest in weaving our city’s arts and culture community.

Thank you!

Thank you for another great year of Arts and Culture Network Night. We are pleased to have hosted six virtual events in 2021. These virtual events provided a space to stay connected with each other and the arts in a challenging year. Being online pushed us to craft new avenues for connection. The public agenda helps us navigate the online platform, and “What’s Lifting You Up” gives us a chance to further incorporate arts and culture into the discussion.

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 […]