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Feature Story Joan Tropf of Lakewood loves being independent, a trait that doesn’t preclude relying on a little outside support.

Safe at home: Suburban programs bring aging-in-place options to Cuyahoga County seniors

Seniors want to grow old in their homes, studies show. A number of Cuyahoga County groups are working to make that possible.

Partner Content The 2-1-1 networks served 160,000 callers last year, connecting people to resources that include housing support, utility assistance and access to food more than 90% of the time.

United Way fights Cleveland’s poverty crisis head on with the Community Hub for Basic Needs

Cleveland is facing a poverty crisis, something that the United Way of Greater Cleveland and a network of its partners are tackling with a new strategy of focused investments.

Street Level Candace Swaisgood created Adulting: A Crash Course, offering skills-based experiential learning for young adults.

This crash course on 'adulting' offers young CLE professionals a passport to the real world

Memes about adulting have pretty much taken over the Internet, but if Candace Swaisgood has her way, the phrase “bad at adulting” will eventually be a thing of the past. In 2019, Swaisgood launched Adulting: A Crash Course, offering skills-based experiential learning for young adults as they make the transition from college students to young professionals.


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Keeping government honest: Know your rights when requesting public records

Not all elected officials—particularly those on the local level—realize that citizens have access to how they conduct business.


Street Level Events will take place within Bloom Social Co.’s physical space, an approximately 800-square-foot former storefront at 13439 Detroit Ave.

Bloom Social Co. is hanging its shingle and ready to mingle in Lakewood

Yearning for more social outlets in Cleveland? Join the club—Bloom Social Co., that is. The social clubhouse launched this month in Lakewood with an open house and—appropriately enough—a free margarita mixer to commemorate National Margarita Day.


Breaking Ground The Cleveland Animal Protective League renovations will add about 9,000 square feet to the 30,000-square-foot facility.

Compassionate care: Cleveland APL is renovating facilities and expanding programs

The Cleveland Animal Protective League's Tremont facility is becoming less of a shelter and more of an animal resource center.

Breaking Ground now hiring

Who's Hiring in #CLE: JumpStart, BlueBridge Networks, and FreshWater Cleveland

Need a job? Check out the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply.

Buzz Laura Perrotta of Cleveland Heights

#PeopleofCLE: Laura, an actor from the very start

"My parents would hand me money, I would shoot through the neighbors’ back yard, cut through their yard to go to the railroad station and take the train into the city to go see shows by myself."

Feature Story Susan Porter’s project, Recipe Re-mix, is on a mission to teach people how to fix their favorite foods in healthier ways.

Projects bridging Cleveland’s digital divide get a boost from Accelerate civic pitch competition

Two technology-driven projects that were pitched last year at the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition are well on their way to fruition.

Buzz Each year, Citizens Bank picks four cities to participate in the Small Business Community Champion Award competition, and this year Greater Cleveland is one of the cities.

Does your small business create positive change? Citizens Bank may award you $20K for your efforts

Small businesses can win big bucks in Citizens Bank's annual competition, and this year, Greater Cleveland has been chosen to participate in the Small Business Community Champion Award.

Street Level Lake Erie Ink co-founder Cynthia Larsen, far right, answers questions at Kids’ Comic Con.

Creative youth to let their geek flag fly at Kids' Comic Con at Lake Erie Ink in Cleveland Heights

If Lake Erie Ink has anything to do with it, the next generation of comic book and graphic novel talent will be straight outta Cleveland.

Breaking Ground Events like Restaurant Week is popular because of the positive effects produced for the renewal of the Downtown Cleveland Special Improvement District.

Population boom: Downtown Cleveland will see 20K residents by year end as DCA sets new goal of 30K

You can expect to see 20,000 people living downtown by the end of the year, says the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, which is working to keep that number growing.

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Sustainable Cleveland Projects: Cuyahoga County residents take part in many environmental projects. We've plotted the locations of 25 of them into a map that you can click on, with the help of Sustainable Cleveland.
 
 

FreshFaces podcast: Our brand-new podcast spotlights Cleveland's changemakers and trailblazers. Check out our first two episodes featuring Steph Buda of Kids of 216 and Tom Gill of Urban Community School, and don't miss future installments heading your way soon.

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