Community Events (open to public)

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  • Oct. 29 - Dec. 17: Handling the Materials: A Poetry Workshop with Susan Grimm. 
    Practice provoking inspiration by learning to shape poetic ideas through image, word and sound, line breaks and white space and approach. Learn to write sketches and notes towards poems, widen your eyes, re-cast speakers,  make new music  and hack up existing poems. A Lit Cleveland production. $90 for the series.
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Loganberry Books
    • December 3
    • December 17
  • Nov. 30: Legal Aid's 110th Anniversary Luncheon. Featuring U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown as keynote speaker. Special welcome from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, and presentation of the Louis Stokes Paragon Award to Dick Pogue (LC 1978). Tickets start at $110. Includes a reception and luncheon and program.
    11:15 a.m., Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

  • Dec. 1: Crain's In-House and General Counsel Awards
    Several CLC alumni are among those being honored for accomplishments in CLE's legal community: Gina Beredo (LC 2015), Colleen Cotter (LC 2011), Kenneth Kraus (LC 1991), Lisa Kunkle (LC 2014), Robin Wilson (CLI 2011) and Joe Yonadi (CLI 2014).
    4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., English Oak Room at Tower City Center

  • Dec. 4: #HackCLE @ Year 1.
    Remember #Fix216 a few months ago? Hack Cleveland hosted their first civic hackathon and we were overwhelmed with success and energy from that event. Attend and hear updates and next steps.
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., St. Luke's Auditorium | Inside The Intergenerational School

  • Dec. 8: Ideas for Tomorrow
    Ideas for Tomorrow is Cleveland Clinic's ongoing speaker series that  engages community members 
    in a dialogue with some of the world’s most distinguished thinkers, speakers and personalities. On December 8, Jim Collins, Good to Great author, will speak. All Ideas for Tomorrow events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. 
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. InterContinental Hotel Bank of America Conference Center

  • Dec. 11: Ingenuity Cleveland - Flannel & Finery.
    Ingenuity is hosting one final party of the year to celebrate with all of our friends, family members and volunteers. Come on down for drinks, music, holiday craft-making, a white elephant gift exchange, and maybe a few more other surprises...
    8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Skidmark Garage & Soulcraft Woodshop

  • Dec. 14: Fred Talks - Greater University Circle Initiative: A Decade Defined.
    Phillip Henderson, President of the Surdna Foundation and a leader in the nationwide anchor-institution movement, will present a special Fred Talk on trends in the national anchor-institution space and how this movement is fostering sustainable communities throughout the country. This will be followed by an expert panel of leaders from Greater University Circle's anchor institutions, moderated by PNC’s Paul Clark. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to join community leaders and residents to imagine how the Greater University Circle community can continue to "Live Local, Work Local, Buy Local, and Thrive Local" in the next decade as a part of our Big Idea community visioning discussion, led by Neighborhood Connections.
    4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Ongoing: Volunteers Wanted - Impact Team Member for United Way.
    This committee determines funding for health initiatives using United Way dollars. The commitment consists of monthly strategy meetings on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday, from 8:30 - 10:00, RFP review and scoring, and site visits when available. If interested please contact Ben Miladin, LISW-S Director of Health Community Impact at or call (216) 436-2227.

  • Ongoing: Volunteers Wanted for 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games. June 10-15, 2016. The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The event highlights the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 18 events, opening and closing ceremonies, TGA Village, and additional ancillary and VIP events happening throughout the event.

  • Ongoing: College Now Mentoring Program. They are seeking mentors with professional backgrounds looking to have an impact with helping a student succeed both personally and professionally and, at the same time, improve their own leadership skills. College now is also looking for companies who want a path to direct employees towards community engagement.

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