Cleveland Public Square

Meet me in the square

It’s official: our city has a new heart. After 8 years of planning, 15 months of construction and $50 million in funding, Cleveland Public Square was officially opened and re-dedicated on June 30. Behind these numbers were a group of individuals and...

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FutureHeights Cleveland Heights Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Kirby Suntala

Summer is here in the C-L-E, and it’s never felt quite this good.  We witnessed the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship in historic fashion, and my summer internship with FutureHeights is off to a great start!FutureHeights, Cleveland Heights’ own...

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Zygote Press Parade the Circle Cleveland Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Johanna Tomsick

Not all nonprofits are created equal. From small, grassroots organizations to massive private universities, any number of odd and different organizations have come together under the umbrella of “nonprofit.” In the past three weeks, working with an...

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Breakthrough Schools charter school Cleveland Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Matthew Markusic

“Something incredible is happening in the city of Cleveland.” This statement is something only truly understood by those of us who live here (and those who read many, many grant proposals). This is true for all aspects of our city, but it is especially...

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Hebrew Free Loan Association Cleveland Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Richard Ellis

Luke 6:34-38 shares that, “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do well, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward...

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Legal Aid Society Jam for Justice Cleveland Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Olivia Milne

It’s the third week of the Cleveland Foundation’s Summer Internship Program, and I’m writing from here at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. There’s been a lot to do in these first few weeks, and they’ve certainly kept me busy.I work in the...

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Cleveland Public Library building

Summer of Purpose: Bobbie Szabo

It has been a long time since I have been so overjoyed and ready to start each day. Mornings are different for me now because I have something important to motivate me. I know when I arrive at work I will see wonderful people who love their jobs, amazing...

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Lev Gonick (second from left) speaking as a panelist at Fred Talks: How to Build a Digital Economy in Cleveland, an event hosted by the Cleveland Foundation last year. Gonick is chief executive officer of DigitalC.

Going digital

If you haven’t already heard the news, our region has a new ally in the effort to develop a thriving tech-driven ecosystem in Greater Cleveland. It’s a nonprofit called DigitalC that will work to solve pressing community problems with innovative...

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