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Foundation co-sponsors What Matters to Metros forum

Posted July 01, 2013 in News Items

(7/1/13) Nearly 100 community and philanthropic leaders met June 28 to discuss a new research study from the Fund for Our Economic Future, What Matters to Metros™: Foundational Indicators for Economic Competitiveness. The study identified key factors associated with economic growth in 115 mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas, including Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown/Warren, in this post-recession economy. As reported at the forum by study author Emily Garr Pacetti, manger of Research at the Fund, there were several key findings. Among them are: Together, higher education and innovation are associated with per capita income, productivity and GMP growth. The factor is neither positively... read more

SLF Hosts A Strong Neighborhood (formerly Strong Communities) Learning Session

Posted June 27, 2013 in News Items

(6/27/13) We’d like to thank those who attended our Strong Communities learning session today at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Brian Smedley, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political... read more

Zeman to be honored as a 2013 Crain’s Women of Note

Posted June 24, 2013 in News Items

(6/24/13) Foundation President and CEO Denise San Antonio Zeman will be honored next month as a 2013 Crain’s Women of Note along with other successful women including Sharon Sobol Jordan, President and CEO, Centers for... read more

A Strong Neighborhood grantee Breakthrough Schools is leader among urban charter school networks

Posted June 04, 2013 in News Items

(6.4.13) Strong Communities grantee, Breakthrough Schools is earning national attention for Cleveland with the unique partnership between traditional schools and high-performing charter schools. A new report released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education... read more

Foundation’s Strong Communities grantee featured in The Plain Dealer’s Inside & Out section

Posted May 23, 2013 in News Items

(5/23/13) On May 18, The Healthy Eating & Active Living – Buckeye, Larchmere & Woodland Hills (HEAL) initiative, in conjunction with the Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation (BSSDC), planted 42 organic backyard gardens in a... read more