Growing a Healthy Community Forum Series

Family Stability Initiative featured in Levin College Forum Program

United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Family Stability Initiative to be featured in a forum held by Cleveland State University on Growing a Healthy Community. United Way began the Family Stability Initiative in 2014 after receiving a matching grant from the Siemer Institute. Kate Carden of Cleveland Housing Network has spearheaded the program since.

Attend the forum

Growing a Healthy Community: Collaborating, Connecting and Educating

Thursday, April 28, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

About the Series

The Growing a Healthy Community forum series is a partnership between the Third Federal Foundation, Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and WVIZ/PBS ideastream®. The series will examine effective community building and community development strategies. Over the coming year, we will explore how innovative partnerships among business leaders, community groups, residents, philanthropy and government are improving core communities. Through collaborative investments in education, health, safety and housing they are slowly changing the narrative about the Northeast Ohio from a story of decline to a story of hope and optimism.

About the Program
While the first forum offered perspectives from the CEOs of some of the partner organizations in Broadway P-16 on their motivation behind making the long-term investment in education through investment in P-16, this second forum will showcase the work that is being done in the community. It will highlight the importance of the innovative partnerships in housing, health care, safety and literacy underway to remove the barriers poverty creates to prevent education and to help rebuild and improve the Slavic Village neighborhood.

Christopher Alvarado, Executive Director, Slavic Village Community Development Corporation
Kate Carden, Assistant Director, Community Planning, Cleveland Housing Network, Family Stability Project,
Mahogani Graves, Site Coordinator of the Reach Out and Read Plus program at MetroHealth Broadway Health Center,
Laurie Switzer, Professional Learning Coordinator, K-16 Outreach and Special Projects, WVIZ/PBS ideastream,
Dr. Christine Alexander, MD, Chairman of Family Medicine, Director of Maternal and Newborn Services, The MetroHealth System
Kevin Payton, Principal, Fullerton School of Academics, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Bob Gleeson, Interim Dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

For more information or to register visit Levin College Forum

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