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WHERE ARE THE WORKERS?

Bishara Addison (ALI 2018), Director of Job Preparation, Fund for Our Economic Future

Bishara shared insights from the Fund’s research into what’s happening in labor market, including perspectives from employer and the reasons why workers are leaving their jobs (and what they want). She discussed the expectations for the future, barriers to employment, and shared three major takeaways.

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Recorded 06/29/2022

LEVERAGING OUR LAKEFRONT

Debbie Berry (LC2 2014, LC 2008, CLC Board), SVP Major Projects & Real Estate Development, Greater Cleveland Partnership

Debbie shared the vision for the lakefront and talked about the three components of the plan:

  • Lakefront development
  • Public spaces, infrastructure and downtown connection
  • Next generation facilities

She discussed how the project is being managed and advanced through the coordination of public, private, and nonprofit entities across five working groups, as well as the timeline for the project.

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Recorded 06/22/2022

ARTS MOVE THE COMMUNITY

Jeremy Johnson (CLI 2021), President & CEO, Assembly for the Arts

Jeremy talked about what the Assembly for the Arts is. He discussed the opportunities, the challenges, and the funding mechanism for the arts and culture sector. He also shared the impact of the pandemic, as well as some new announcements.

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Recorded 06/15/2022

ADDICTION DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. NEITHER SHOULD TREATMENT.

Daniel Lettenberger-Klein (LC 2022), CEO, Stella Maris Inc.

Daniel shared an overview of the background of Stella Maris and their services and their focus on access, inclusion, and safety. He also talked about the challenges facing users and treatment programs today, particularly the tainted drug supply. He also discussed their community building efforts through the new coffee shop and community space.

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Recorded 06/08/2022

REPRESENTATION MATTERS: CHILDREN’S EDITION

Thea DeRosa Cerra (CBB 2020), Executive Director, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank

Thea provided an overview of the Book Bank, including the partnerships, collaborations, and volunteers that make their work possible. She recapped the recent Books Like Me Campaign, discussed the biggest challenge facing the Book Bank, and shared ways for people to get involved.

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Recorded 06/01/2022

ASIA IN ACTION

Elaine Tso, CEO, Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA)

Elaine shared the background of ASIA, who they serve, and an overview of their services. She also talked about the ways people can help and get involved, as well as her vision for the future.

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Recorded 06/25/2022