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Our Racial Justice Matching Fund with ioby

If you are involved in community work, you are probably involved in racial justice work. Given the United States’ complex history, it won’t surprise most that racial injustice has long existed and continues to be embedded in our present. So in the face of the enormous challenge of confronting injustice, building community can often become a form of racial justice work; building trust and connection.
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Working for economic justice

A few times every year you receive emails, calls and texts from us urging you to attend or spread the word about Step Up to UH. It’s an employment program to connect residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland with entry-level jobs at University Hospitals, one of our state’s largest employers. We’re not in the employment business, we’re about connecting people and building power to make.
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We’re proud to announce our fall grants!

Our Grant Making Committee, made up of 22 residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland, has approved $150,041 in grants to support 60 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with us. Highlights of the grants include: Uplyff in Buckeye received $2,500 to host Swahili language.
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Looking for a career in healthcare?

Check out Step Up to University Hospitals, the innovative neighborhood jobs pipeline we built in partnership with University Hospitals and Towards Employment. Earn a competitive hourly wage with opportunities to advance. Information sessions are happening now. Full and part positions available in environmental and nutrition services at University Hospitals.  Work in a fast-paced environment that is critical to the care of hospital patients Earn a competitive hourly wage with.
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Congratulations to Neighbor Up members!

What a great day celebrating the grand opening of Simon's Supermarket on Buckeye Road. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members, who organized and advocated with hundreds of fellow residents — as well as Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and other city, county and nonprofit folks — to ensure this new grocery meets the needs, standards and aspirations of the surrounding community. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members Deborah Gray,.
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Making change with Community Network Building

Check out this great article about micro-segregation and the practical ways Community Network Building, the strategy behind Neighbor Up, can help. (And it includes a shout out to #NeighborUpCLE) Practical Ideas for Addressing Micro-Segregation in Mixed Income Communities Derek Hyra, associate professor and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at American University, defines micro segregation in this way: “In some.
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CONNECT! Happy Hour + Entrepreneur MeetUp

Connect! is back at 6 p.m. this Thursday, September 27th at Las Tienditas del Mercado, 2886 W. 25th St. RSVP here! Connect! was started to create a space of mutual support and good information for entrepreneurs, - especially those who have been historically  and systemically discouraged or overlooked. When we support one another, we can rise all boats and begin to re-weave the economic fabric of our communities from within. [gallery ids="94836,94835,94834"] Recap Neighbor Up.
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Common Ground 2018: Take Your Next Step

Join us for one of these gatherings and get the tools you need to take the next step in your community work. Action Clinic Get help organizing your community building project from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates: June 26 | Neighborhood Connections | 5000 Euclid Ave. #310, Cleveland June 28 | HIVE | Lakeland Community College H-building, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland July 10 | Neighborhood Connections | 5000 Euclid.
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PRISM: A Racial Equity Learning Laboratory

Prism is our racial equity learning lab, which typically runs twice each year in the spring and summer. Prism participants explore the historic conflict that continues to shape the United States and determine the fate of all its people. Racism is examined on four levels: internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural. Tools to assess the state of one's organization and community are introduced. Participants also have the opportunity to.
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Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp 

The Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp is a series of trainings designed to help not-for-profit groups or those looking to form a nonprofit formalize their business structures, complete organizational assessments and other essential documents as they are led through a strategic visioning and planning process. Who should apply? Up to 10 organizations (501 c 3, contemplating 501 c 3 status or organizations with fiscal agents) with.
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News about Network Night

Five years ago, we officially launched Neighbor Up Network Night in University Circle. The goal was to bring people together in a positive environment to see what they could make happen. The result has been wildly successful. Several innovations sprung from that monthly gathering and so many people have joined Neighbor Up since then (we're now at almost 3,000 members!) that we've trained folks to launch.
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Announcing our grants for Fall 2017!

Our Grant Making Committee, made up of 21 residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland,  has approved $195,660 in grants to support 65 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of the resident-led arts and culture projects. Highlights of the grants include: • Caledonia Community Center* in East Cleveland received $2,000 for their Fine.
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Neighbor Up University

The fall calendar for Neighbor Up University is out now. A new way of learning and making change in Cleveland -- led by residents. Check it out.   .
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Announcing $250,745 in funding for 100 neighborhood projects

Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee has approved $250,745 in grants to support 100 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the county’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 23 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Highlights of the grants include: • DKMNOW, a group of 8 business men in the South Collinwood neighborhood, was awarded.
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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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