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We’re celebrating!

This Monday makes an important milestone in our work: Cleveland City Council is set to do a first reading of an ordinance allowing street painting in Cleveland. Join us at City Repair Night to celebrate and to continue the work of creating beautiful, community gatherings spaces in our neighborhoods. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 14 Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave.  (Parking in back off of Prospect Avenue) This year, we end the.
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Notes from Network Night

[gallery ids="90155,90153,90156"] We had a great Network Night this month. Here is a taste of some of the Business of the Network conversations: What brings a community together? Jonathan hosted this conversation. He recently moved to Little Italy from out of town and is interested in getting to know his neighbors and creating more of a community on his block. About 10 people joined the conversation. Twila talked.
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Neighbor Up on Wealth Trip to Detroit

Earlier this month, a group of Neighbor Up members interested in supporting small businesses in Cleveland went to Detroit to research how black-owned businesses thrive there. In two days, we visited 11 black-owned businesses and interviewed seven entrepreneurs to learn about their successes and struggles, and to get their advice about being entrepreneurs in the post-industrial Midwest. We were particularly interested in the similarities and differences in the challenges that Detroit and Cleveland face.
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Notes from Network Night

Here is a taste of some of the Business of the Network conversations from Network Night in August. What are the challenges impacting RTA riders? Tom hosted this conversation and about six people joined in. They talked about Sunday service, loss of transfers and winter weather. How can we get youth involved and interested in financial literacy outside of school? Chirs hosted this conversation and eight people joined him..
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Notes on City Repair Night

Last week's City Repair Night had amazing energy!  Close to 40 people came together for the evening. We had new folks, and those who've been in the fold for years. City Repair Night is a part of Neighbor Up University, where everyday people share their wisdom and knowledge to make Cleveland a better place. Designing a gathering space Our main conversation this month was about designing a gathering space or.
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Notes from Greater Buckeye Network Night

We had a powerful night in Buckeye last night at Greater Buckeye Network Night, Neighbor Up's newest Network Night just for neighbors in the Buckeye, Larchmere, Mt. Pleasant, Shaker Square and Woodland Hills neighborhoods. It is sponsored by the St. Luke's Foundation and hosted at St. Luke's Pointe. Here are some of the questions members talked about: How do you interact with public transportation and how can it.
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Notes from Neighbor Up University: Community of Practice

The community of practice is a monthly learning exchange open to anyone interested in learning more about Community Network Building -- the philosophy behind the Neighbor Up network.  It's from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Trinity Commons. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to steward part of the gathering in June. Mr. Parris did a great job in leading us through the check-in..
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Neighbor Up University: City Repair Night’s Tips on Engaging Your Neighbors

More than 30 people came together at June's City Repair Night. City Repair Night is part of Neighbor Up University, a place where everyday people share their skills and knowledge to create an extraordinary world right where we live. The theme this month was "Engage Your Neighbors." There were a range of neighbors in the circle. Some, like Elle from City Rising Farm in Hough and Gordon from Prince.
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Creating Meaningful Places

Neighbor Up members are doing projects across Cleveland that are restoring community and making our neighborhoods safer and more beautiful. [gallery ids="89475,85445,87328"] Greater Buckeye Neighbor Up members in the Buckeye, Shaker Square, Larchmere, Mt. Pleasant and Woodland Hills neighborhoods are launching a Greater Buckeye Network Night sponsored by the St. Luke's Foundation. Hosted the third Wednesday of every month, it is a place for neighbors to come together,.
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Neighbor Up University: Ignite Your Power!

Neighbor Up University is a place where everyday people share their skills and knowledge to create an extraordinary world right where we live. Neighbor Up University offers a variety of workshops, mutual support circles and skill sharing opportunities. The gatherings are places where everyday people can share their gifts while also building their personal capacity, group or organization understanding, and community power to effect positive social.
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April’s Marketplace

Here is a list of offers, requests and declarations made at April's Neighbor Up Network Night. Offers Ruth: offers math, reading, science tutoring 1st-11th grade. Joe: offers spring cleaning cooking classes at Coit Road Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mary: knows a senior citizen looking to volunteer Kevin: offers the U.S. Social Forum  Betty: offers help learning about being a home health aide Valerie: offers free swing dancing.
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What is Neighbor Up?

Neighborhood Connections launched the Neighbor Up network in 2012 to: bring people together across lines of difference; create a web of collaboration and exchange; and encourage residents from different neighborhoods, as well as institutional leaders, to work together to respond innovatively to the challenges that plague our communities. There are now 2,000+ card-carrying members with many more active in the network. How does it work? When Neighbor Up members gather, we use small activities.
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What is a Neighbor Up Practice?

A practice is something that then when done again and again becomes a habit. Habits make up a culture. Neighbor Up is about nurturing a new, aspirational culture of civic action in Cleveland. Here are some practices routinely used by Neighbor Up members. Click on the photo for more information about each practice. [gallery columns="1" ids="87433,87567,87571,87576"].
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Business of the Network

Business of the Network is a way to have a focused 20-minute conversation on topics that are current and relevant to the group or network. Anyone can host a conversation to hear different perspectives, experiences and to receive support with an issue or opportunity they are facing. Examples include: How can I help my mother transition smoothly into an assisted living facility? My neighborhood has had a series.
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The Marketplace

The Marketplace is a high energy, 20 to 30 minute exercise that can be used to help people identify and exchange gifts, favors, and advice. This exercise is optimal for groups of 10 to 50, and it’s FUN! The Marketplace brings to life our interconnectedness by acknowledging that we all have gifts and we all have value. When a diverse group of people gather to engage in.
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