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Featured project: Fresh Camp

Fresh Camp is cultivating youth voice and neighborhood health in Glenville with an innovative and fun camp and internship program run by neighbors for neighborhood kids. We co-fund their work with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Apply for a grant! Attend an upcoming workshop to get tips on writing your application. .
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Featured project: Waterloo Sculpture Garden

Empty lots are scattered across many neighborhoods. Folks in North Collinwood turned one in their neighborhood into the Waterloo Sculpture Garden. They used a grant from Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to host activities at the garden and create energy in the neighborhood. Read more here. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Our next grant deadline is coming.
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Featured Project: The Duck Island Mural

The idea? A simple neighborhood mural. But going from idea to implementation on a neighborhood project can be a long process. This week we're highlighting the Duck Island Block Club and the mural neighbors are painting there with help from local artist Jill LiMieux and the business Pro Painting, which donated time to paint the base coat. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Our.
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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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Announcing more than $208,000 in grants to neighborhood projects

Our grant making committee, made up of residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland, has approved $208,052 in grants to support 67 different neighborhood projects. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 17 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with our program. Highlights of the grants • Poetree Project Committee* was awarded $2000 for The Poetree Project. This project.
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Learn Together about Community Network Building

Neighbor Up University kicked off in spring 2015 with Community of Practice, a gathering to learn more -- together -- about the Community Network Building approach. There is never cost to attend the monthly gathering. Just bring your best self! Come share what you know and learn what you want to know about bringing people together to support one another and act collectively on community issues. Held from 1 to 3.
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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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Neighborhood Connections Announces Spring Grants

The Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee has approved $288,536 in grants to support 126 different resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, will co-fund 54 of the projects that bring vibrant arts and cultural activity to neighborhoods. For a complete list of neighborhood projects that.
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We’re Launching a New Way to Invest in Grassroots Projects

Do you have a great project planned for 2015 that will positively impact your community? Looking for support to make it a reality? Watch this informational webinar about crowdfunding with ioby.  Neighborhood Connections is partnering with the crowd-resourcing nonprofit ioby to raise funds and build community support for local projects. ioby is a national, nonprofit digital engagement platform designed to support community-led, neighbor-funded projects that make neighborhoods healthier and.
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Grantee Feature: Seniors Are Jewels

Seniors Are Jewels is a project that gets senior adults out of their homes and involved in activities including arts and crafts, movement and computer training. Grantee and Grant Making Committee member Tynetta Harris-McCall talks about the project and the grant funding provided by Neighborhood Connections that helped make it a reality. .
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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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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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Grantees in the News

Across Cleveland, folks are using a small investment from Neighborhood Connections to make their mark. Click on the headlines below to read about grantees in the news. Spring 2013 Superman celebrates 75 years! Spring 2012 The Fresh Prince of Glenville  Prince of Peace Outreach East 73rd Street Block Club  Cleveland Youth Empowerment El Sistema! Winter 2012 The Renee Jones Empowerment Center Trinity Community Garden El Sistema   Winter 2011 Wake Up and Live with the Arts The Halloran Park Skating Club  The Halloran.
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Great Schools in Greater University Circle: TIS

The Intergenerational School in Shaker-Buckeye is creating a model educational environment at its new St. Luke's Manor location — using multi-age groups, positive reinforcement and empowerment in a collaborative teaching environment.   The school, which was founded in 2000, began the school year just after Labor Day at its new location in a wing of the old St. Luke’s Hospital on Shaker Boulevard. The location was the only.
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