2022 Women of Note: Bethia Burke
Bethia Burke does not really like to talk about herself, but if you get her started, she has no problem talking at length about her work at the Fund for Our Economic Future.
As this holiday enters the mainstream—declared a national holiday just last year—it’s important for us to remember that truly honoring the struggle that Black people have faced and continue to overcome cannot start and end at Juneteenth.
Wean Foundation Board of Directors Meets at Amphitheater
Bethia Burke, president of the Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future, was the guest speaker at the meeting. She shared insights from her fund’s “Where are the Workers” analysis.
Where are the workers in Greater Akron? ‘Right under your nose,’ chamber president says
The work initially focused on Summit, Medina and Portage counties, partly funded by the Summit and Medina Workforce Area, but it eventually expanded into a broader regional 11-county research project, led by the Fund for Our Economic Future.
Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award
The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.
Paradox Prize pilot programs find innovative solutions to fill Northeast Ohio transportation gaps
Those pilot program innovators will be part of an event Thursday night at the Agora. The event will not only share the program successes but also build on the work started in these programs and give practical ideas to civic and business leaders
How NE Ohio communities are building small transit solutions to solve big issue of sprawl
Bethia Burke, president of The Fund for Our Economic Future, said one of the main priorities for her nonprofit is job access. In the long-term, that looks like more sustainable, concentrated growth instead of sprawl.
Stuck in Cleveland: riders struggle to use public transit to get to work
By Conor Morris Marvetta Rutherford’s bus won’t get her close enough to her temp job tonight. So after a five minute wait – the #15 bus
Cuyahoga County approves $34 million for broadband, lead, jobs program and more: Stimulus Watch
. The grant money was awarded to Fund for Our Economic Future of Northeast Ohio, which would function as the fiscal agent of private-public partnership Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group.
Replay: Webinar on Working-Age Adult Survey Data
On June 8, we hosted a public webinar showcasing the latest insights from our working-age adult survey and sharing what’s next for this work. Watch the replay and access slides from the presentation here.