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A Very Special Thanksgiving!

By Lee Lazar A multi-cultural celebration was a perfect ending to an outstanding Creative Fusion experience.  Meng's parents (from Taiwan) and sister and brother in law (from Boston) drove to Cleveland from Boston and arrived Thanksgiving afternoon.  We...

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Alka Mathur's Exhibition

What the World is Learning from Cleveland

More than 2500 Clevelanders – artists, students, and the public, had direct and meaningful contact with six international artists, in residence here through Creative Fusion - the Cleveland Foundation’s Global Arts Initiative. Many of these Clevelanders...

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How I Spent My Summer: Ana Maria Martinez

As a direct practice social work student at Case Western Reserve University, I spend a great deal of my time working “at the ground level” of nonprofit agencies. Being in direct practice means I am generally following guidelines and filling out paperwork...

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How I Spent My Summer: Emilie Fetheroff

One evening, I found myself sitting at a stop light at Carnegie and E. 14th on my route home from work. As I sat waiting for the light to turn, my attention was redirected from the cars whizzing by to a large billboard displaying the following words...

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How I Spent My Summer: Brian S. Schultz

When thinking of philanthropy, it can be easy to get lost in the broadness of the word. Many things can come to mind: wealthy families such as the Rockefellers, large community foundations, and nonprofits in search of grants to fund their programs. For me...

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How I Spent My Summer: Steven Kanner

One doesn’t just ride the RTA bus route number 20; one experiences the sights and sounds and smells of urban America.  On my way to my first day of work as a Cleveland Foundation summer intern at Seeds of Literacy, I heard a fellow rider in the back of the...

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How I Spent My Summer: Austin Boxler

When I graduated from my Northeast Ohio high school, I had no idea what my future would be like, but I did know that I wanted to get out of Ohio. I was enamored by the idea of living in New York City or San Francisco and building a life in a glitzy coastal...

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How I Spent My Summer: Samantha Steinfeld

As a recent college graduate, I’m convinced that my stress threshold has been unnaturally enhanced. Like any junkie, I can’t get to my normal level of functioning unless I have papers, events, presentations, internships, and part-time jobs to occupy my...

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