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NEIGHBOR UP BLOG

The Check-in

The check-in is simply a moment at the beginning of a gathering or conversation for individuals to share brief nuggets about what is going well or what is new. By sharing positive stories and experiences at the beginning of a conversation, it brings appreciation, opportunity and a sense of well being into the environment. This prepares everyone for cooperation and teamwork. How does it work? The Check-in can be a.
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Apply to Be a Grant Making Committee Member

Neighborhood Connections invites you to apply to become a member of the Grant Making Committee. The role of the Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee member is to thoroughly read, review, interview, and make funding decisions with the Grant Making Committee. Committee members meet eight evenings in the fall and seven evenings in the spring to review grant proposals from grant applicants. Committee members work with a.
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Groups of Neighbors Receive More Than $270,000 in Grants

Neighborhood Connections offers grants of $500 to $5,000 twice a year in November and May to groups of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland who organize projects to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. This month the grant-making committee approved $270,078 in grants to support 90 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and.
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Newark Court Becomes Newark Creek

Neighborhood: Clark-Fulton Project: Newark Court alley   To many neighbors who live close to the Newark Court alleyway, it has been a place of possible danger where people come to dump their garbage illegally. After learning about City Repair Cleveland Style, a few folks met and started talking about how the alley could be an asset for the neighborhood if it were cleaned up, better lit and more.
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Stockyards Mural Painting

Neighborhood: Stockyards Project: Mural painting at West 61st & Frontier Avenue Core Team Members: Diane Morgan, Irene Hitsman, Robin Robinson, Paul Inman     When neighbors and visitors turn down West 61st Street from Clark Avenue, they enter a space that is unlike any other in the Stockyards neighborhood. There are two gardens — Frontier Community Garden and Maggie's Farm — that give the neighborhood a sense of calm, quiet and relaxation. The heart.
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Where Art & Community Intersect

Architect Mark Lakeman stood inside Trinity Cathedral last month and spoke like a preacher — bringing a message of hope and inspiration to a capacity crowd of about 160 Clevelanders who came to hear him speak. “Even though we are surrounded by so many disparaging stories, our hearts are still beating,” Lakeman said as he introduced the citizen-driven movement called City Repair that began in a Portland,.
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