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November 22, 2021

5 People You Need to Know: Most Treasured Volunteers of 2020-2021

During the past two years, the one thing that hasn’t changed is…change. We’ve seen changes everywhere, from how the United Nations holds their meetings down to the addition of masks in our daily attire. Many nonprofit organizations have had to change, too—their hours, their way of delivering service, where their staff works, and so on....

October 11, 2021

Awardees’ new program to keep Ohio families together

Since March of 2020, life as we know it has changed dramatically. We’ve experienced a flood of problems—some literal, some figurative; some large, some small. For some people, dealing with their personal “flood” may feel more like drowning in an ocean. This is especially true in the cases of families with young people who have,...

October 4, 2021

Helping young refugees find their voices

Imagine being uprooted from your home, likely separated from family and friends, arriving in a new country with little or no knowledge of its language and culture, and carrying traumatic memories of what you left behind. Now imagine doing all that as a child or teenager. You need help. Fortunately, in Cleveland, you can turn...

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...