Social Change

photo Bob Perkoski

Street LevelPlogging

Cleveland has a litter problem. Can plogging be the solution?


BuzzWomen's March Signs - YWCA

YWCA distributing free signs for the Women's March


Street LevelHunger Network Food Rescue

Uber for helping fewer people go hungry? Yes, please.


Feature StoryLee Harrill, lead producer and Dee Jay Doc Harrill, founder and director of Refresh Collective

Fresh Lab brings the funk to Detroit Shoreway


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Like other industrial cities around the turn of the 20th century, Cleveland prospered and grew rapidly, earning many of its residents handsome nest eggs. Fortunately for future Clevelanders, wealthy industrialists made a habit of digging deep to give back. Generous contributions lead to the creation of the Metroparks system, Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square and numerous other enduring regional assets. Who's leading the charge these days to affect change for the public good? Social innovation requires us to think differently about how to solve tough social problems. It's getting new people around the table, from techies and artists to those already working on the issues. It's not just coming up with ideas; it's putting good ideas to work.