Neighbor Up By the Numbers

Congratulations to Neighbor Up members!

Simon's Grand Opening

What a great day celebrating the grand opening of Simon’s Supermarket on Buckeye Road. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members, who organized and advocated with hundreds of fellow residents — as well as Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and other city, county and nonprofit folks — to ensure this new grocery meets the needs, standards and aspirations of the surrounding community.

Congratulations to Neighbor Up members Deborah Gray, Diane Pride-Mays, and Lorrie Yuill for speaking on behalf of Neighbor Up at the ceremony and highlighting the story of resident involvement in the grocery store campaign. And thanks to Vince Robinson, co-owner of Larchmere Arts, and Jay Westbrook for the photos.

Making change with Community Network Building

Check out this great article about micro-segregation and the practical ways Community Network Building, the strategy behind Neighbor Up, can help. (And it includes a shout out to #NeighborUpCLE)

Practical Ideas for Addressing Micro-Segregation in Mixed Income Communities

Derek Hyra, associate professor and founding director of the 
Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at 
American University, defines micro segregation in this way: 
“In some newly created mixed-income, mixed-race communities, 
we are witnessing “diversity segregation,” where people of 
different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and incomes live 
next to one another but not alongside one another.”

Arts & Culture Network Night

Connect with artists, arts organization employees, and other creative people from across Cuyahoga County for a night of relationship building, mutual support, and to spark new initiatives with others. Co-hosted quarterly in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Upcoming date: May 2019