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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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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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