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Opportunity

College and Career Mentoring Made Easy

Bill Leamon, an Innovation Mission Fellow at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, writes about the importance of mentors in college and career success and the power of "micro-mentoring." 

Connecting to a Career. Extraordinary.

Fund grantee Towards Employment chooses to be extraordinary. In this blog, Executive Director Jill Rizika shares how Towards Employment is working to advance the job preparation priorities laid out in our Two Tomorrows report.

The Race for Economic Opportunity is About to Begin. Who is Ready?

Our Fund's Kevin Alin and Peter Truog write on the Brookings Institution blog about new federal program Opportunity Zones and its potential to shape the landscape of inclusive economic growth across the country.

Let Us Be Both Inclusive and Extraordinary: A Challenge for 2018 and Beyond

Newly appointed Fund Chair Mark Samolczyk of Stark Community Foundation reflects on what made 2017 such a big year for Stark County, and how he anticipates building on this momentum in 2018 and beyond. 

From Analysis to Action

Incorporating the findings from our Fund's Job Creation Growth & Opportunity Impact Assessment

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Our Fund is as important today for the future of our region as it was 13 years ago when it started, and our region’s biggest challenges will benefit from collaborative philanthropy.

Seeing the Whole Picture

A map of Northeast Ohio's job hubs is a starting point to understanding where we should prioritize future business expansion, public transportation, workforce services, and other community assets so that we can improve connections of people and jobs.

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland launches new fellowship to help fight poverty through innovation.

5 Ways Akron is Redefining Entrepreneurship

Heather Roszczyk, our Fund's Akron Entrepreneurship Fellow, dispels myths about the entrepreneurship scene there and shares insights on why now's a great time to start something in Akron, in this post for the Meeting of the Minds blog.

Northeast Ohio Sentiments on Poverty

ideastream's latest Listening Project focused on the Northeast Ohio community's sentiments on poverty. Mike Shafarenko, formerly of the Fund and now manager of civic engagement, web and social media at ideastream, shares some of the interesting conclusions that emerged through the process.

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