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Working for economic justice

A few times every year you receive emails, calls and texts from us urging you to attend or spread the word about Step Up to UH. It’s an employment program to connect residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland with entry-level jobs at University Hospitals, one of our state’s largest employers. We’re not in the employment business, we’re about connecting people and building power to make.
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Looking for a career in healthcare?

Check out Step Up to University Hospitals, the innovative neighborhood jobs pipeline we built in partnership with University Hospitals and Towards Employment. Earn a competitive hourly wage with opportunities to advance. Information sessions are happening now. Full and part positions available in environmental and nutrition services at University Hospitals.  Work in a fast-paced environment that is critical to the care of hospital patients Earn a competitive hourly wage with.
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Congratulations to Neighbor Up members!

What a great day celebrating the grand opening of Simon's Supermarket on Buckeye Road. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members, who organized and advocated with hundreds of fellow residents — as well as Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and other city, county and nonprofit folks — to ensure this new grocery meets the needs, standards and aspirations of the surrounding community. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members Deborah Gray,.
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Making change with Community Network Building

Check out this great article about micro-segregation and the practical ways Community Network Building, the strategy behind Neighbor Up, can help. (And it includes a shout out to #NeighborUpCLE) Practical Ideas for Addressing Micro-Segregation in Mixed Income Communities Derek Hyra, associate professor and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs at American University, defines micro segregation in this way: “In some.
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CONNECT! Happy Hour + Entrepreneur MeetUp

Connect! is back at 6 p.m. this Thursday, September 27th at Las Tienditas del Mercado, 2886 W. 25th St. RSVP here! Connect! was started to create a space of mutual support and good information for entrepreneurs, - especially those who have been historically  and systemically discouraged or overlooked. When we support one another, we can rise all boats and begin to re-weave the economic fabric of our communities from within. [gallery ids="94836,94835,94834"] Recap Neighbor Up.
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Neighborhood Leadership Development Program

The mission of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is to enhance the diverse leadership abilities of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and region which works for everyone. In 2006, NLDP was established and funded by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner.
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Show your Neighbor Up card & get a discount

Your Neighbor Up card can save you money! We’re committed to supporting small businesses and building wealth in our communities. Many Neighbor Up members are also small business owners. Show your membership card at the following businesses for a discount Mo’ Bites Vegan Soul Food, 216-269-3481 or 216-551-2593 Upcycle Parts Shop, 6419 St. Clair Ave United Skates of America. Call 440-944-5300 for details. Touch of Tia Cleaning Service, 216-395-7185 Fatboy Donuts,.
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Common Ground Facilitator Training

On a single day, you can be a part of an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Common Ground creates a network of community conversations where residents can meet, share a meal, connect and discuss this year’s theme: “Why does place matter?” Neighborhood Connections is hosting workshops prior to Common Ground to train.
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Neighbor Up Summer Calendar

The summer calendar is out now. Find information about retreats, trainings and Neighbor Up gatherings or check out our Events page. .
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PRISM: A Racial Equity Learning Laboratory

Prism is our racial equity learning lab, which typically runs twice each year in the spring and summer. Prism participants explore the historic conflict that continues to shape the United States and determine the fate of all its people. Racism is examined on four levels: internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural. Tools to assess the state of one's organization and community are introduced. Participants also have the opportunity to.
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Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp 

The Non Profit Capacity Building Boot Camp is a series of trainings designed to help not-for-profit groups or those looking to form a nonprofit formalize their business structures, complete organizational assessments and other essential documents as they are led through a strategic visioning and planning process. Who should apply? Up to 10 organizations (501 c 3, contemplating 501 c 3 status or organizations with fiscal agents) with.
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News about Network Night

Five years ago, we officially launched Neighbor Up Network Night in University Circle. The goal was to bring people together in a positive environment to see what they could make happen. The result has been wildly successful. Several innovations sprung from that monthly gathering and so many people have joined Neighbor Up since then (we're now at almost 3,000 members!) that we've trained folks to launch.
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Job Posting: Economic Development Associate & Industrial Development Manager, MidTown Cleveland, Inc.

Overview: MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is seeking a motivated, goal-oriented and resourceful economic development professional to join our team. The Economic Development Associate will work with businesses from multiple sectors in the MidTown neighborhood and beyond in order to strengthen some of the top neighborhoods for economic growth in the city’s urban core. This position will also provide opportunities to work on other special projects related to.
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Wealth Building

Neighbor Up members are committed to building wealth and working towards economic interdependence. You're invited to join us. Connect! Happy Hour + Meetup for Entrepreneurs July 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. at 3rd Space, 1464 E. 105th St. Join us to: check out 3rd Space, a coffee shop and meeting space connect with other entrepreneurs, contractors, artists and creatives hear stories of success and learn and share with others Show your membership card at.
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Job Posting: HEAP Intake Specialist

Neighbor Up members share job postings as one way of building wealth for all. REPORTS TO: Managing Director SUMMARY: The HEAP Intake Worker is responsible for conducting face-to-face interviews and assisting HEAP clients with the application process and providing exceptional customer service and meeting program goals. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: RESPONSIBILITIES:  Conduct face-to-face interviews with customers seeking financial assistance for utility bills.  Assist.
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