Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund divvies up nearly $493,000 among 12 groups this week
A fourth round of weekly grants totaling $492,713 for 12 Cleveland-area nonprofit groups was announced Friday, April 17, by the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund coalition.
#PeopleofCLE: Isaiah, trying a new career path
"And I was mentioning how I had this sort of dilemma where I was pursuing voice performance but also really interested in this other thing and thinking I might want to pursue that, but not sure what to do. And they were like you should just do it."
Reducing infant mortality in Cleveland by ‘centering’ on prenatal care
Increasingly popular CenteringPregnancy programs expand on the traditional prenatal check-ups by letting expecting mothers share their learning experiences in a group setting.
Who's Hiring in #CLE: Cleveland Public Theater, Judson Senior Living, Jones Day, and more
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.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: Photos of Cleveland, then and now
It's here today, gone tomorrow in ever-changing Cleveland. Bob Perkoski captures the shifting landscape of our town in his role as managing photographer for FreshWater Cleveland. Take a good look around when you can, because what you see now won't be here forever.
Central Kitchen sets the table for minority-owned craft food startups to flourish
Central Kitchen's two locations put it at the center of Cleveland's thriving craft food scene.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture to grant $11.8 million to 277 local arts organizations in 2020
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture awarded grants to 277 nonprofit groups in November, including four profiled here: Dunham Tavern and Museum; Ensemble Theatre; Hasani Management; and Food Strong.
Colorful signs of life are popping up in Cleveland's AsiaTown
AsiaTown's new project manager, Karis Tzeng, is making a difference in the Cleveland neighborhood with a variety of projects, including new street signs proclaiming Stanley Eng Way.
LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Steph Buda of The Kids of 216
Check out our very first episode of the FreshFaces podcast featuring Kids of 216 founder Steph Buda.
Food for thought: Slow Food CLE teams up with Dave's Supermarket in Midtown for learning series
One year after launching a new chapter, Slow Food Cleveland is joining forces with Dave's Supermarket in Midtown for a new Slow Food Cafe series.
World Homeless Day highlights growing problem, as Cleveland's City Mission tries to expand
On World Homeless Day, Thursday, Oct. 10, attention turns to the needs of homeless people everywhere. The City Mission is expanding one shelter, but the problem keeps growing.
PRE4CLE makes preschool a priority in Cleveland
PRE4CLE is all about preparing preschoolers for kindergarten, which studies show pays dividends down the road. As the organization reaches the five-year mark, it has much to celebrate but also decisions to make about where to go next.
CAC, ioby collaboration raises money for grassroots artistic endeavors
You can't get much closer to home than people's backyards. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is teaming up with ioby Cleveland (in our backyards) to raise matching funds that support innovative artists.
5 up-and-coming artists to watch in Cleveland
From a dynamic duo bringing back Glenville to a Sudanese designer working on a welcome center for Irishtown Bend, these artists are changing the city's creative landscape.
Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbs
Replacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, but one of the most rewarding parts of the city's gardening program is seeing beginning gardeners transform into leaders.
Five generations later, Dave's Supermarket is still feeding the needs of Cleveland
On the surface, a Cleveland-area supermarket naming their aisles after local streets is a smile-inducing novelty. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill supermarket. This is the newly opened Dave's Market & Eatery on E. 61st St. and Chester Ave. in Midtown—an ambitious venture that simultaneously honors a storied past, addresses the current needs of the community, and lays the groundwork for a vibrant future.
How two Clevelanders are tackling workplace inequity and bullying with The Scarlet Letters Project
Bullying doesn’t stop at school—workplace bullying is on the rise, with more than 60 million U.S. workers affected. Yet the U.S. is the only industrialized Western nation not to have laws against abusive workplace conduct. In light of that reality, Lauren Welch and Bethany Studenic are making it their mission to combat toxic workplace culture with The Scarlet Letters Project.
The state of Cleveland print media: Local journalists ponder journalism in the next era
Anyone who set foot in the Beachland Ballroom last Saturday might have thought the rumors of print media's demise have been greatly exaggerated. At the sold-out Concert for Truth, more than 450 people gathered to show their support for local journalism and those who bring us the news every day. The event featured 11 local musicians who volunteered their time and talents to raise about $5,000 for the 24 Plain Dealer employees who are being laid off after March.
Why Say Yes to Education is a game-changer for not just CMSD students, but all of Cleveland
With 20 cities in the running, Cleveland’s chances of becoming the next Say Yes to Education chapter—and only the fourth in the country to receive the distinction—were just a paltry five percent. Yet according to Say Yes founder George Weiss, it was no contest.
Cleveland’s newest coffee company introduces farm-to-cup coffee beans
Pablo Lopez and Farris Khouri just completed their college degrees last year, but they're already making waves in the business world with Ohio’s first farm-to-cup coffee company, Mocina Coffee.