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The World Comes to the Heartland

Last Monday, five accomplished international artists arrived in Cleveland to begin their three-month residencies as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s revised Creative Fusion program. From now until the end of November, Sanjib Bhattacharya, Lucineh Hovanissian, Ivan Lecaros, Kapila Palihawadana, and Guillermo Trejo will be dancing, singing, printmaking, painting, and concertizing with local artists,

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Graham Welling

How I Spent My Summer: Graham Welling

This summer, I crossed the line from college student to young professional. I'll admit that I was a bit apprehensive about leaving the tight community that is Ohio State, but my fears were unfounded. I've loved my experience this summer as a Cleveland...

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Thomas Corrigan

How I Spent My Summer: Thomas Corrigan

One of the founding principles of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its Cleveland replication NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology is that environment shapes behavior. When we dismiss people as victims they internalize it. Poverty and...

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Alison Black

How I Spent My Summer: Alison Black

One year ago today I was living in Chicago and preparing for my move to Cleveland. When I would tell people where I was going they always had a look of surprise and inevitably they would ask: Why Cleveland?. To be honest, I wasn't sure either. But I was...

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Keisha Gonzalez

How I Spent My Summer: Keisha Gonzalez

"The city of Cleveland has defined the person that I have become... Diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods such as downtown Cleveland, Ohio City, Coventry, and Tremont have motivated me to orient my academic endeavors toward the development and...

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Marijose Vilá

How I Spent My Summer: Marijose Vila

My experiences with the Cleveland Foundation and its summer internship program have provided me with a fresh new insight into community development and the nonprofit world.  Participating in the program has opened numerous doors and allowed me to explore...

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Michael Elliott

How I Spent My Summer: Michael Elliott

A good question determines the quality of the answer given and helps to uncover the underlining issues of a problem or challenges we will face in our particular fields. This has been my approach in life and it has served me very well in gaining new insight...

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Jennie Ford

How I Spent My Summer: Jennie Ford

First, let me explain my picture. I was inspired by the art posted on a building in Collinwood during a professional development seminar hosted by North East Shores Development, another host site. I couldn't resist incorporating the unique art I experienced...

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