The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks take place every Wednesday at noon. Visit our calendar to see upcoming sessions.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SERVING MOTHERS. SAVING BABIES.
Jazmin Long (ALI 2018, CC 2013), CEO, Birthing Beautiful Communities
Jazmin provided the background on Birthing Beautiful Communities, as well as an overview of their mission and the services they provide. She shared the training they provide, both to mothers and to doulas, and their impressive outcomes.