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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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Interested in a career in the hotel industry?

If you would like to:  Work in a fast-paced environment while providing top notch customer service  Earn a competitive hourly wage with a local employer in the Greater University Circle area  Prepare for the interviews and ensure success on the job with FREE skills development classes  Gain a renewed sense of confidence and a network of support to help you succeed And you fit the following criteria:  Resident of Greater University.
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Let’s Get R.E.A.L About Race

Exploring race is still something that many of us avoid - some have been socialized that it's impolite - yet the race-based issues that we continue to wrestle with in this country, and right here in our city, are not going away. This workshop will support participants to recognize some of their own biases along with race-based institutional and systemic barriers that still plague us..
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A Different Way discussion course

Join us for this FREE, six-session discussion course "A Different Way" from the Northwest Earth Institute. Book provided.  Explore the many personal and global issues that a simple lifestyle can help address. Hosted by Philena Seldon. PARTICIPANTS WILL: • Explore the many personal and global issues we face that a simple lifestyle can help to address. • Determine which of your values leads you to an interest in simple.
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Story of Self: Learn Your Self-Interest

We all have a story to tell, and sharing stories can have powerful effects on others. Learn to share your own story in a powerful way so that it may empower others to understand their own self-interest and take action on a community issue. Led by Jerry Pena. This training will be offered on the following dates and times. Register by clicking the date you would.
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Community Organizing Training

Come learn the process of building and mobilizing a community movement through community organizing. Learn the craft of building an enduring network of people who engage in social action around common ideals. This two day training will be held on June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. & on June 3 from 9 am. to 2 p.m. at Neighborhood Connections. Taught by Jerry Pena. Register for Community Organizing.
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Looking for a job in manufacturing?

We are NOW recruiting participants for training that can lead to a career at Buckeye Business Products! Training Criteria:  Interested in a career in manufacturing 18 years or older Motivated to learn new skills to prepare for industry specific requirements and gain employment Commitment to 2 weeks of unpaid work readiness classes High School diploma or equivalent (GED) Must be able to pass a drug screen Job Details: Earn a competitive hourly wage with.
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Neighbor Up Wealth Collective Members

Formed in the summer of 2015, the Neighbor Up Wealth Collective (NUWC) is a group of Neighbor Up members who own small, home-based businesses in the Greater University Circle area, which includes East Cleveland and the Central, Fairfax, Glenville, Hough, Little Italy and University Circle neighborhoods of Cleveland. Each month we come together over dinner to reconnect, recharge and refocus collective efforts. Members hear about business opportunities, learn.
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Neighbor Up tackles racism

Get the tools you need to stop racism in your neighborhood or organization. R.E.A.L Workshops Free workshops that give a basic overview of the four levels of racism and how you can work for equity. 6-8 p.m. February 13; March 15; April 12 @ Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Ave. #310 PRISM Our five-session, intensive racial equity leadership training. Apply to join Cohort III. Details here: www.neighborhoodgrants.org/prism 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dates: June 22 &.
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What we know about the closing of Giant Eagle in Buckeye Plaza

Neighbor Up members on the closing of Giant Eagle at Buckeye Plaza... [gallery columns="4" ids="92629,92630,92632,92634,92635,92636,92637,92638,92639,92640,92641,92642,92643,92644,92646,92600"] At January's Greater Buckeye Network Night , the closing of the Giant Eagle at Buckeye Plaza was a big topic of discussion. Neighbor Up members hosted three different conversations during the Business of the Network portion of the evening. About 30 Neighbor Up members also attended the community forum about the store closing on January 19.
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Summary of community forum about the closing of Giant Eagle at Buckeye Plaza

Resident Perspectives Video of the meeting by De'Angelo Knuckles Blog post about the meeting by Cavana Faithwalker.  Summary of the meeting by Neighbor Up member Kevin Kay John Hopkins, executive director of the Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation (BSSDC), gave the following reasons for the closing of the Giant Eagle store in Buckeye Plaza: ● Giant Eagle said it is losing $1.3 million per year; the population in the area around Giant.
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Neighbor Up University Class Catalog

Neighbor Up University is a place where everyday people share their skills and knowledge to create an extraordinary world right where we live. Current offerings include a variety of workshops, mutual support circles and skill sharing opportunities hosted by members. Gatherings are free and open to all. See what's on the schedule on our Events page or in the class catalog below. .
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In the News: Underground Railroad history

We're proud to have co-funded this project with Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Read all about the work to remember and share Cleveland's place in the Underground Railroad: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2016/12/underground_railroad_history_c.html.
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First legal street painting project in Cleveland kicks off this week supported by Neighborhood Connections

This week residents in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood will complete the first legal street painting project in the city of Cleveland. The name of the project is City Repair @ Newark Creek Court. Residents will be painting the alley from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25. Newark Court is located between West 38th and West 41st streets off of Fulton Road.
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Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative

Some Neighbor Up members are working with healthcare professionals to stop infant mortality and lead poisoning in Greater University Circle neighborhoods. They are part of the Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative (GUCCHI). Greater University Circle neighborhoods have infant mortality rates among African-American babies that rival those of Third World countries. And lead paint in old homes can cause learning disabilities and other issues in children. Want to know more? Check out their Facebook.
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