Archives for 2022

Where Are the Workers? Project launches website with new data and insights for Northeast Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Where Are the Workers?, a multiphase project delving into the labor shortage in Northeast Ohio, has created a new website to share its findings.

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Where Are the Workers?

“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.”

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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.

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On Juneteenth…

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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