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October 12, 2020

Drumroll, please: Who will receive the $25,000 Anisfield-Wolf award?

Sign Up To Join Us At the Webinar Event! During the past several months, many nonprofit organizations ramped up their services, directly or indirectly due to COVID-19’s impact on our community. Some created new services, others helped soaring numbers of people through the services they already provide. Some did both. Some struggled just to survive....

June 29, 2020

What makes a Most Treasured Volunteer?

Nominate a volunteer today! Hundreds of health and social service organizations serving Greater Cleveland rely on dedicated volunteers to augment their staff. Volunteers perform a vast array of services, not for a paycheck, but for the joy and satisfaction of helping others. For many, time of day or time of year makes no difference; they...

June 22, 2020

Building a just community by giving voices to people at the margins

Established shortly after the death of a man during a civil-rights protest in Cleveland, a new committee was established “to deal with racial problems in the city and improve community relations…and work on problems affecting the African-American community, such as education, employment and housing.” Today’s news? It could be. But it’s not. It’s a description...

May 21, 2020

Growing our gratitude during Mental Health Awareness Month

One thing that seems to have increased during the past several weeks is discussion of gratitude. One thing that seems to have increased during the past several weeks is discussion of gratitude. It’s in public service announcements—“Thanks to first-responders”—in advertising—“We appreciate our loyal customers”—in webinars on mental health—“Keep a gratitude journal”—and even in cute messages...

May 13, 2020

Staying connected, especially during this pandemic

They’re there. Behind closed doors. Rarely seen or heard. But there and they need attention. Who? Isolated older adults. On Tuesday, May 12, Ohio announced the launch of a new program, Staying Connected, a free, daily check-in phone service for Ohioans age 60 or older. Its laudable goal is to ensure that Ohioans—especially those who...

May 6, 2020

Ohioans encouraged to use mental health resources at Governor’s press conference

Community Solutions’ recent survey of groups across Ohio indicated that, despite the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), more than 75 percent of respondents are “very concerned” about the well-being or mental health of their clients, compared to 35 percent who are “very concerned” about themselves. “Your mental health is just as important as your...

May 5, 2020

Governor releases new guidelines for COVID-19 testing priorities

During the May 4 daily press conference, Governor Mike DeWine reported that trend lines regarding coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths are “not exactly where we would want, but give the idea that we are going in the right direction.” As Ohio businesses begin to reopen and people wonder whether to expect a new surge, he...

March 25, 2020

When we’re on the other side…

Today at The City Club of Cleveland’s virtual forum, “State Policy During a Pandemic,” our president and executive director John Corlett suggested that, when we’re on the other side of this public health crisis, we should have “community claps” for health care workers and first-responders. What a great idea. We should have “community claps” for...