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Encore: Purpose, Passion, Paycheck

Guest blog post by Encore Cleveland Consultant Wendy Albin Sattin, AICPEarlier this summer, grantees and participants in the Cleveland Foundation’s Encore Cleveland initiative met with Marc Freedman, the founder of, for an enlightening discussion...

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Haley Marblestone Cleveland Health Tech Corridor

Summer of Purpose: Haley Marblestone

Before starting my internship at the Cleveland Health Tech Corridor (HTC), I knew little about the organization. I had done my research and knew the facts, but still didn’t grasp what the nonprofit was all about. What exactly is a business incubator? How...

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Summer of Purpose: Daniel Drees

Daniel Burnham, a renowned urban planner associated with the 19th-century City Beautiful movement, once famously stated, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in...

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Cogswell Hall Cleveland Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Katherine Karpinski

“Coming Home,” the theme of Cogswell Hall’s annual gala, certainly captures the atmosphere and mission of the historic institution. Founded in the late 1800’s as a home for “friendless girls,” Cogswell Hall currently houses low-income men and women...

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Summer of Purpose: Julia Daniels

Before arriving in Cleveland, I did not know what to expect. Being from New York City, I never dreamed about coming here. I did not know much about the city or even the genuine love and kindness I was about to witness, as well as receive, from the nonprofits...

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Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc. Cleveland, Ohio

Summer of Purpose: Megan Goedeker

The summer of 2016 has been a summer of firsts: my first “big-girl” job; my first time working 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. days; my first time actually enjoying the work; but more importantly, the first time I feel like what I am doing is making a difference.Working...

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Summer of Purpose: Katherine Brewer

I’m excited to spend my summer working for Asian Services in Action Inc. (ASIA), a culturally diverse organization that offers a multitude of services to the community. ASIA strives to empower and advocate for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs)...

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AIDS Funding Collaborative Task Force Greater Cleveland AIDS United AmeriCorps team

Summer of Purpose: Marissa-Ann Pappas

During orientation, Cleveland Foundation Program Officer Stephen Love cautioned the 2016 summer intern cohort about how quickly our internship experiences would fly by. He was right. Six purposeful weeks are behind us already and here we are, thoughtfully...

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Summer of Purpose: Iris Kleinman

The lights dimmed. The curtain drew back. A spotlight appeared. Two legs, two feet, and then…a flurry of furious tapping, twirling and jumping! I had never seen anything so precise and fantastic come from a person’s feet before. This was only the opening...

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Danielle Dickinson Case Western Reserve University Mandel School

Summer of Purpose: Danielle Dickinson

Summer is halfway done and I am enjoying the rooftop garden at the Mandel Community Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University, gaining some inspiration for my summer as a research assistant for the National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities...

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