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  • Neighbors break into small groups to discuss issues they care about at a monthly Neighbor Up Network Night. Photo by Janet Century Photography.
  • Children perform during the annual Juneteenth Conference and Concert hosted by Djapo Cultural Arts Institute, a Neighborhood Connections' grant recipient. Photo by Janet Century Photography.
  • Residents in the Stockyards neighborhood work on a mural as part of Neighborhood Connections' City Repair Cleveland initiative. Photo by Janet Century Photography.
  • Johnny Wu, a member of the Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee, is one of the founders of the Cleveland Asian Festival. Photo by Janet Century Photography.






  • Jan 10, 2015, Emmanuel Baptist Church -

    Living Healthy with Diabetes program focuses on preparing individuals with diabetes for the 99% of the time they live OUTSIDE of the health care system. This six week (Saturday’s) program focuses on developing skills that are common to those dealing with diabetes, such as: Meal Planning, Nutrition Label Reading, Physical Activity, Managing High and Low Sugars, and Communicating with Health Care Team. THIS IS A FREE CLASS. Educational Materials are provided. Ages 18 and Up.
    For more information or to Register call: Emmanuel Baptist Church (216) 432-2212 or Dyeatra Williams (216) 965-7943





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The Cleveland Foundation launched Neighborhood Connections in 2003 to empower people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods and encourage them to become more engaged with each other and the city around them. Neighborhood Connections extends small grants that fund citizen-led neighborhood projects. More