The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks take place every Wednesday at noon. Visit our calendar to see upcoming sessions.
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NEIGHBOR UP: IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Tom O’Brien (LC2 2012, LC 2011), Program Director, Neighborhood Connections
Gwendolyn Garth, Artist and Activist,
Tom and Gwendolyn talked about the work of Neighbor Up and how they are building and strengthening a network of committed community members to create positive community impact and highlighted some of the projects they are involved with.
COLLEGE NOW: SUPPORTING COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THE NEW REALITY
Dr. Michele Scott Taylor (LC2 2020, LC 2017), Chief Program Officer, College Now Greater Cleveland
Michele talked about how College Now shifted as the pandemic hit, what they are currently doing to help support students and families, and their plans for the future as schools reopen.
Please note: Connectivity was intermittent, please excuse the video quality.
THE CAVS AND THE CORONAVIRUS
Len Komoroski (LC 2005), Chief Executive Officer, Cavaliers Holdings, LLC
Len shared how the NBA is conducting the playoffs in the time of COVID, what they anticipate for the upcoming season, and how they are readying Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the upcoming season and election. He also touched on some of the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the Cavs organizations.
CONTENT MARKETING IN A CORONAVIRUS WORLD
Jacquie Chakirelis, Director of Digital Strategy, Quest Digitalv
Jacquie talked about how the pandemic has affected marketing efforts and created a content marketing explosion. She shared tools, tips, and examples of how to leverage content in our new world.
THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN
Joe Marinucci (LC 2003), President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Joe talked about the current state of downtown, the projects currently underway, and how he expects the pandemic and racial justice efforts to affect the face of downtown.
CMHA: THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY
Andrés González (LC 2013), Chief of Police, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Chief González talked about the work of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Police Department, how they are building relationships with the communities and how that has changed during the pandemic.