Street Level Yellowcake Shop has set a goal of making 2,000 face masks for those in need.

Sewing masks, saving lives: Yellowcake's Valerie Mayen is up for the challenge of making 2,000 masks

Valerie Mayen is used to taking on challenges—after all, the Gordon Square resident has seen her fair share as a two-time “Project Runway” contestant. But Mayen is taking on her biggest challenge yet: producing 2,000 masks to help combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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#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."

Breaking Ground The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will use its $300,000 grant to supply the food insecure—a group that includes children, families, seniors, and individuals with health challenges.

How donations are reaching Cleveland's most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis#COVID-19

Four nonprofit groups will receive urgently needed donations to battle the health crisis, thanks to the Cleveland Foundation's Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which has raised $5.73 million in mere weeks.

Feature Story Coronavirus Shutdown - Scenes from a Silent City

Photo essay: Scenes From a Silent City#COVID-19

The streets of Cleveland are strangely quiet in midday during the coronavirus crisis, as seen in these eerie images.

Breaking Ground Field Recordings specializes in natural wines, meaning they have no additives and very few sulfites.

Cheers! Come together as Wine Spot hosts virtual happy hour for a tasting with California winemaker

Hate to drink alone? The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights is experimenting with its first-ever virtual happy hour.

Feature Story Israa Alhashal plans to become an X-ray technician when she graduates from high school.

Harnessing digital technology to support #CLE refugees in the face of coronavirus#COVID-19

Cleveland refugee leaders and service providers are turning to social media and animation to translate coronavirus health safety warnings for new arrivals who don't speak English.

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How Cleveland organizations are coping with coronavirus shutdowns#COVID-19

Events are being canceled or rescheduled left and right. Offices are closing, and people are working from home and sheltering in place. We caught up with five Cleveland organizations to see how the coronavirus crisis is affecting their efforts to serve the public.

Feature Story University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children’s CenteringPregnancy prenatal care program combines traditional checkups with additional time and attention in a group setting.

Reducing infant mortality in Cleveland by ‘centering’ on prenatal careBeauty from Ashes

Increasingly popular CenteringPregnancy programs expand on the traditional prenatal check-ups by letting expecting mothers share their learning experiences in a group setting.

Breaking Ground Welcome House runs 48 residential group homes for more than 200 people with developmental disabilities.

'Essential care' providers needed as Cuyahoga County group home residents stay in#COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis is shutting programs and jobs down. So people are spending more time at home, including at Welcome House's 48 residential group homes, where they need to hire 40 to 60 temporary positions to meet the sudden demand.

Breaking Ground now hiring

Who's Hiring in #CLE: Thrive Peer Support, Ohio Technical College, Sherwin-Williams, 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.

Breaking Ground Rev. Jason Thompson, senior pastor of West Park United Church of Christ

Cleveland Ward 17 groups team up on emergency food pantry to take care of most vulnerable#COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has Cleveland Ward 17 community members mobilizing to stock an emergency food pantry and organize food deliveries to those in need.

Street Level Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo are offering virtual classroom lessons via Facebook Live

Connected in CLE: A comprehensive list of local resources and help for COVID-19#COVID-19

When the going gets tough, Clevelanders band together. As our city navigates uncharted waters during the COVID-19 crisis and pandemic, many organizations and individuals are working hard to make sure no Clevelander gets left behind. 

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