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Who we are

Neighborhood Connections is a program of Suite 1300 Services, Inc., a 501 c 3 nonprofit. This non profit is funded by many partners. Neighborhood Connections does not necessarily represent the opinions of those partners. Neighbor Up is a network of residents and other stakeholders from Greater Cleveland. Neighborhood Connections, through its mission of “igniting the power of everyday people to create, together, an extraordinary world right where.
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“Neighbor Up Spotlight” focuses on ordinary people doing extraordinary work in Cleveland

A new podcast called “Neighbor Up Spotlight” is out now. Hosted by Cleveland resident and activist Carol Malone, the podcast focuses on members of Neighbor Up, a network of about 2,000 Greater Cleveland residents making positive change in their neighborhoods. Neighbor Up was launched and is supported by Neighborhood Connections, the community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation. Carol had the idea for “Neighbor Up Spotlight” after volunteering.
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Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

We're highlighting recent grantees! This week we're featuring Valerie Sandstrom and Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Let's connect. Next grant deadline is Feb. 12. Find out more here. .
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Grants Available for Arts Projects

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is making $8,000 available to support innovative and imaginative arts-based projects that will engage residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods that will be impacted by the Opportunity Corridor project. Those neighborhoods are: Fairfax, Buckeye, Woodland Hills, Central or Garden Valley, Kinsman and Slavic Village. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 15 to the Cleveland Neighborhood Progress office, 11327 Shaker.
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Drumming, Signing & Wheelchair Dance Workshops Coming Up

EveryBODY Can Make Music! is a creative arts project for all abilities funded in part with a grant from Neighborhood Connections. You can play and make drums with the deaf and wheelchair communities at several upcoming workshops. Interpreters will be present.   1 Teacher Workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 For teachers and others who want to learn how to integrate drumming, signing and.
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Foluke Cultural Arts Center Classes

Foluke Cultural Arts, a Neighborhood Connections grantee in the Central neighborhood, is enrolling for Winter and Spring classes. Classes include adult ballet, liturgical dance, and children's ballet, drumming and theater classes. Click here for more information or check out www.folukeculturalarts.org..
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Grantees Featured in People’s Art Show

The 21st People's Art Show ran at the Galleries at Cleveland State University, near the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street, from October 30 to December 4. Anyone can enter the annual exhibit by bringing one or two works of any size and of any medium to the Galleries during specified drop-off times. Find out more about the Galleries here. In 1987, Beverly.
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66 Neighborhood Projects Funded

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $150,000 in grants to 66 neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 25 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. See a complete list of the projects funded here. Some of projects are: Hands That Speak Volumes,.
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Talent Wanted!

Talent Wanted! The Friends of the East Cleveland Public Library group is looking for talent. Send your performance  to Friendsof ECPL@gmail.com or mail them to: Attn. Special Events Committee East Cleveland Public Library 14100 Euclid Avenue East Cleveland, OH 44112  .
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Free Concerts at Tri-C JazzFest This Weekend

As part of the Cleveland Foundation Days at Tri-C JazzFest, the Cleveland Foundation and Tri-C JazzFest last week announced the impressive line-up of performers entertaining crowds for free June 27 and 28 on U.S. Bank Plaza in PlayhouseSquare. Musicians scheduled to appear include Northern soul band Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites, Latin ensemble Sammy DeLeon & Su Orquesta and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, who participated in.
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WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays return

Cleveland’s signature summer concert series returns this year with all the bands, food, and fun concert-goers have come to expect, but this year weekly themes will give each concert a new twist. “I think the secret to WOW’s success is a combination of the community coming together and good word of mouth advertising,” says Chris Ronayne, president of UCI. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard to.
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Neighborhood Grants Announced!

Neighborhood Connections, the small-grants and grassroots community-building program affiliated with the Cleveland Foundation, has approved $341,892 in grants to support 100 different projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County's local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 46 of the resident-led arts and culture projects announced today through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Highlights of the grants include: ·      The Cleveland Association of.
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A Tribute to Local Poet Rayshawn D. Armstrong

Grio’s use words and language as artistic mediums to inform inspire and agitate critical thinking about the past, present and future. As a tradition deeply rooted in West African Culture, the purpose of a Grio or Jali is to keep the story of a people's history, culture, struggles and triumphs through the traditions of written and spoken word. Co-founder and Minster of Information of the Griot.
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Coming Together to Reclaim our Village

Traditionally, West African drum and dance have played a vital role in keeping the community united. A West African proverb says, "There is no movement without rhythm." The continuity and grace in the rhythm of the drumming and dance kindles the spirit of togetherness. These African customs not only entertain, but also inform, inspire and motivate all at the same time. The stories of history and struggle are.
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