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Income inequality

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.

Wanted: Innovative Ideas to Fight Poverty

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

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.

An Honest Reckoning

"We need to start by seeing and acknowledging the systemic inequity that exists in every setting," writes Christine Mayer, president of GAR Foundation. "Only after that honest reckoning can we begin to strategize on how we can create different, more equitable outcomes."

Don’t Test the Fish, Question the Groundwater

Our Chair Brian Frederick, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, reflects on a racial equity workshop he recently attended and how we might really internalize diversity, inclusion and equity.

Summer Internship Smorgasbord

Summer intern Madison Scagnetti, reflects on her experiences at the Fund.

Confronting Economic Polarization in Northeast Ohio

"Let's make sure the lasting story [in Northeast Ohio] is not 'a tale of two cities,' but a tale of many cities and towns and villages and counties withing one region working together to create both growth and opportunity for all of our residents," Fund President Brad Whitehead wrote in this recent blog for Policy Matters Ohio. 

Growth & Opportunity (Emphasis on the Ampersand)

In Growth & Opportunity, the emphasis is on the ampersand. "That's the special part--and the most challenging," writes Jeff Linton, senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations at Forest City Enterprises, a member of the Fund, in this blog post for CEOs for Cities

Growth and Opportunity: Northeast Ohio's Imperative

Robert Jaquay, associate director of the George Gund Foundation and vice president of our Fund, writes on Brookings' The Avenue blog that in our Growth & Opportunity approach to transforming the economy, "core cities will not be left behind." We must improve job creation, preparation and access on the local level and use these learnings to influence other efforts around the region.

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