Tag Archives: Cleveland

Student takes reading to heart, helps Stuff The Bus

Ainsleigh, who will enter eighth grade this fall, is quick to express gratitude for her access to books. “Some kids don’t get the opportunity to get an education,” she says. “I feel very lucky to go to the school I … Continue reading

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Pull up a chair and join us at the public policy table

We’re so fortunate to live in a generous community with a strong history of philanthropy, a vast network of great organizations, and an army of caring volunteers and advocates who are making a difference in the lives of others. While … Continue reading

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Community Conversations: Your most urgent concerns

During the past two years, United Way of Greater Cleveland conducted more than 40 conversations across our community, with more than 400 community members, parents, students and school staff members. We asked specific questions, seeking to discover the most urgent … Continue reading

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The “Unity” in our Community

Bonnie makes an appearance every spring wrapped up beneath a bundle of blankets that shelter her against the night, the wind and the streets where she lives. She sleeps, eats and reads her Bible perched atop a big suitcase, which … Continue reading

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Young Leaders unite to help reduce low-income achievement gap in Greater Cleveland

Guest blogger, Spencer Dieken is AVP, Corporate Banking Associate Relationship Manager at PNC.  He is a member of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Young Leaders cabinet. “If you are born poor, you tend to stay there.” If that sentence made … Continue reading

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Far from dying

Because I spend my days in the center of the Cleveland dichotomy – a city bursting with renewal in many areas while struggling with critical challenges in many others – I kept an open mind as I read a recent … Continue reading

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Why Volunteer?

Impacting the community through volunteerism is quite powerful. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics more than 62 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once from September 2013 to September 2014 (Volunteering, 2015). Volunteers give … Continue reading

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