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"Neighbor Up Spotlight" host Carol Malone

Podcast: a Clevelander 'steps up' to University Hospitals — and a local jobs pipeline beefs up

This episode of "Neighbor Up Spotlight" welcomes Amanda Harris, who tells her successful employment story that was made possible by an innovative program — Step Up to UH. Also, Alicenne Passavanti explains how like opportunities are expanding into the hospitality industry.

Phlebotomy Technician Program instructor Tenia Lee at NewBridge

Building bridges: connecting citizens to leading local employers

NewBridge Cleveland's adult job training programs have taken off since the center for arts and technology's 2010 opening, expanding offerings and tripling enrollment in its health-tech programming.

Deborah Wade and Darrick Wade with a photo of their son Demetrius

Lead in Cleveland: confronting a silent killer

Children living in Cuyahoga County have some of the highest lead blood-levels in the Ohio. Public entities, nonprofits such as Neighborhood Connections and – most importantly – residents on the ground are tackling the broad and complex problem.

Dawn Arrington and her family conduct a Food and Amenity Exchange on her front porch

New podcast focuses on ordinary Clevelanders doing extraordinary work

“Neighbor Up Spotlight” focuses on members of Neighbor Up, a network of approximately 2,000 Greater Cleveland residents making positive change in their own backyards.

Todd Kennedy, a member of the Grant Making Committee, and Cynthia Lewis, grants manager, promote Neighborhood Connections at a neighborhood festival

Small grants lend big support to residents' art and culture projects

Seventy-two diverse projects are set to bloom across Cleveland and East Cleveland courtesy of more than $200,000 in grants from Neighborhood Connections and partner organization Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Día de Muertos 2015 in the Gordon Square Arts District

PHOTOS: Dia de Muertos

Dazzling images captured by Fresh Water managing photographer Bob Perkoski from "Day of the Dead" celebrations in Gordon Square.

Duck Island Murals

Grassroots success: residents unite to brighten Duck Island

The Duck Island Block Club, with the help of residents, a local small business and Neighborhood Connections, is bringing new life to its neck of the woods.

La Placita

La Villa Hispana: an economic and cultural Latino hub

Years in the making, plans for La Villa Hispana – a center celebrating Latino heritage and commerce in the Clark Fulton neighborhood – will be unveiled next month at a City Planning Commission meeting.

Oluremi Ann Oliver

Meet Oluremi Ann Oliver

Oluremi Ann Oliver is an early childhood consultant, storyteller and member of the committee that awards grants through Neighborhood Connections.

Step Up to UH Info Session at NewBridge

Innovative job program helps community members Step Up

As part of our Grassroots Success series, Fresh Water takes a closer look at the "Step Up to UH" program, which aims to connect prospective local employees to jobs at University Hospitals
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