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JUMP-STARTING CLE’S ECONOMY
Cathy Belk (LC 2012, CLC Board), President, JumpStart Inc.
Cathy shared how JumpStart Inc. support local entrepreneurs, what has changed since the pandemic hit, and how they are focusing on ensuring equitable access to resources
THE OTHER PANDEMIC
Jack Binder (LC 2019, CLI 2012), Executive Director & CEO, LifeAct
Dr. John Hertzer, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division Chair, University Hospitals
Jennifer Reed, Clinical Program Manager, Highland Springs Changes
Jack, Dr. Hertzer, and Jennifer talked about the tragic increase in suicide rates over the past 10 years and how COVID is amplifying mental health issues in children and teens. They shared how they are working to reach those struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic and in these times of social distancing.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA IN THE TIME OF COVID
André Gremillet (LC 2018), President & CEO, The Cleveland Orchestra
André spoke about how the pandemic has impacted the Cleveland Orchestra, how they are innovated to not just retain but expand their audience, how they are taking care of their musicians in these challenges times, and their outlook for the future.
HOW TO ENGAGE IN CIVIL CIVIC DISCOURSE
Dan Moulthrop (LC 2014), Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland
Dan shared strategies for engaging in civil civic discourse and how to have more productive conversations around difficult topics.
CMSD: THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Eric Gordon (LC 2013), Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Eric shared how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District worked to ensure all children received an education during the shut down, their focus on racial justice within the schools, how they’ve worked with families and children over the summer, and what they are doing to prepare for the upcoming school year.
COVID-19 AND CLEVELAND’S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Kirsten Ellenbogen (LC 2014), President & CEO, Great Lakes Science Center
Greg Harris (LC 2010), President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Kirsten and Greg talked about how they prepared their institutions for the shut-down, how the local cultural organizations worked together, how they innovated to continue to serve the community, and what they see for the near-term future.