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Behind the Grant: Seeds of Literacy

Guest blog post from Seeds of LiteracyDid you read the latest election coverage? For that, thank your literacy skills.When your child was sick, could you measure 1.5 teaspoons of cough syrup to help her feel better? High-five those literacy skills again.When...

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July Grant Highlights

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our board of directors approved $5.3 million in grants for the month of July. These grant dollars support a variety of arts, education and job opportunities for residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Here are a...

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Summer of Purpose: Stephanie Molnar

“Connecting you with opportunities to serve” – this purpose truly stands at the core of all of the work undertaken at Greater Cleveland Volunteers. Over the course of my 11-week internship, I have been very fortunate to learn from a dedicated staff that...

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Summer of Purpose: Bobbie Szabo

Growing up in the capital of Nigeria, surrounded by people of different ethnic groups and religions, was like living in a world in which everyone is your family — that’s according to a woman I had the opportunity to interview this summer. She said life...

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Summer of Purpose: Eva McKnight

For several years now, I’ve been on the hunt for a mission. I am a feminist, and deeply passionate about the advancement of equity and human rights. But as I’ve become more educated about the complexity of everyday oppressions faced by marginal communities...

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Summer of Purpose: Scott King

Commitment to a short-term opportunity can often lead to the achievement of long-term goals. This ideology is exemplified by organizations like the Cleveland Housing Network (CHN). CHN is a not-for-profit organization working to build strong communities...

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Summer of Purpose: Patrick Mohorcic

It has been a blessing to be a part of the 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program. A select few receive this opportunity, and every morning I am reminded of how lucky I am. I am incredibly grateful to my supervisor Rebecca Corrigan for making this...

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Summer of Purpose: Gabrielle Maginn

At the beginning of the summer, ten weeks sounded like a very long time. However, as I prepare to begin my last week at Equality Ohio, a statewide organization that advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans...

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Encore: Purpose, Passion, Paycheck

Earlier this summer, grantees and participants in the Cleveland Foundation’s Encore Cleveland initiative met with Marc Freedman, the founder of Encore.org, for an enlightening discussion about engaging the time, energy and talents of people over the age of...

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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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