First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

By Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland An August 2018 cleveland.com editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads….

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Put your car keys down to drive change in NEO

by Joseph Calabrese (LC 2002) CEO, General Manager, Secretary-Treasurer Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority   In the famous words of Rodney Dangerfield, I often feel like screaming, “I get no respect.” We know that some of you know of RTA, but maybe you don’t always think of RTA as a travel option. Here are a few examples…

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Democracy in unprecedented times – an election perspective

Erika Anthony (CBB 2014, CLI 2010) Co-founder and Adviser, Cleveland VOTES Cleveland Votes is a nonpartisan democracy building and mobilization entity that aims to strengthen civic muscle and power to ensure we have a more informed, participatory, and cohesive community. You can read their full Post Election Reflection.  PRE-ELECTION What are three things you are…

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If I could talk to my younger self… with Dennis Lafferty

15 minutes with Dennis Lafferty (LC Honorary, CLI Honorary) Principal, NEO Regional Strategic Consulting What was your first job? And did you learn skills then that you incorporate still today? My early role as a staff member of the predecessor organization to the Greater Cleveland Partnership taught me what today is referred to as “servant…

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