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.
Gregory L. Brown, executive director of PolicyBridge, a Cleveland-based nonpartisan think tank, shares the recommendations that came out of its latest research and engagement project analyzing the spatial disconnection between employment opportunities in Northeast Ohio and unemployed residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods.
Our members constitute one of the most robust civic leadership networks in Northeast Ohio—a network that crosses sector and geographic boundaries, and extends beyond individual organizations to touch many, many more. Need proof? Look no further than our 2015 Annual Report and Network Map (suitable for framing!).
Mark Scheffler, president of Leadership Akron, writes about the changing nature of leadership in Akron, and other takeaways from a recent Knight Foundation/Greater Ohio Policy Center report on key trends in this city.
In this post on his Regional Growth Strategies blog, Pete Carlson writes that "small businesses already located in or near low-income communities may hold the key to unlocking good jobs for low-income residents."