Entries by lmills

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 4th 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 […]

Cleveland Documenters FAQ’s

Have an assignment to document a public meeting as  a Cleveland Documenter? Here is some good information to keep in mind: Check out Cleveland Documenters Best Practices Guide. Be sure to check the assignment requirements for notetaking and live tweeting in the Documenters Field Guide. 1 notetaker & 1 live tweeter are assigned to this […]

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 […]

Adult Literacy Innovation Team

We’ve been honored to spend the past year working in community with people dedicated to improving literacy in our city. Collaborating across neighborhoods and organizations, we hosted an Adult Literacy Innovation Team in 2020. Folks worked in small groups and focused on different topic areas to test out new ways to make Cleveland a city […]