Book Sign at Cleveland Flea Cleveland Book Week

Cleveland Book Week: Cover to Cover

Last week we celebrated the inaugural Cleveland Book Week (CBW), a series of special events to celebrate Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners past and present, and showcase people and organizations working to promote literature and literacy in Greater Cleveland...

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Brandon Chrostowski and EDWINS staff

Celebrating second chances at EDWINS

You may be familiar with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards – the ceremony honoring this year’s winning authors will take place later this week – but the book prize isn’t the only award with the Anisfield-Wolf legacy. Visionary Cleveland philanthropist...

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Man in wheelchair uses ramp to access building

August grant highlights

Our board of directors approved $2.2 million in grants for the month of August. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our August grants will help fund a variety of programs and initiatives across Greater Cleveland. Check out these highlights:Accessibility...

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Encore Cleveland participants and students participate in Distance Learning Project videoconference

We are all pupils; we are all teachers

Guest blog post by Encore Cleveland Consultant Wendy Albin Sattin, AICPTwo heads – one dark-haired, the other grey – are bent over a map of Africa. One belongs to a ten-year-old boy in the afterschool program at the Fatima Family Center in Hough, the other...

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Two adults in literacy tutoring workshop at Seeds of Literacy Cleveland

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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art teacher with preschool children

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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Cleveland Public Library book shelves

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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