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Building New Bridges: Engage! Cleveland – C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

From navigating her own journey of young professional life in Northeast Ohio, to leading the transformation of Engage! Cleveland into the community pillar it is today, Ashley Basile Oeken walks the walk when it comes to elevating young professionals. While the pandemic disrupted the organization’s core value of in-person programming…

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Defining Moments – Believe in Dreams – C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Believe in Dreams is a Northeast Ohio-based youth empowerment organization who serves kids who are economically disadvantaged and/or have survived non-medical adversity or trauma. Over 50 percent of the youth served have experienced three or more serious hardships. Check out the podcast below for a conversation with Michelle Wohlfeiler Bailin,…

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Support in All Seasons: Dress for Success – C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Uplifting others is always in style. That’s what Melony Butler lives and breathes as CEO of Dress for Success Cleveland. This organization provides support in all seasons, meeting women where they are, with the full-range of specialized programs and opportunities. While clothing remains in their name, and how many first…

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Positive Outcomes: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland exists to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Joe Faulhaber, now in his sixth year as president of the organization, learned the true meaning of this mission when the global pandemic hit home for the 30,000+ students they serve. Built on the organization’s history…

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Core Values: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Joyce Huang leads community development for MidTown Cleveland, which quite literally at the core, exists to unify downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, businesses, innovation districts, food, arts and culture, and so much more. Hear from Huang on how their work takes on personal meaning for community members through balancing history, values,…

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Growth and Belonging: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

When it comes to empowering youth, the right connections, at the right times, can transform lives and last a lifetime. Allen Smith, Chief Programs Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio, knows this first-hand from his decades of experience and service with the organization. Check out the podcast…

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At The Heart of Community: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Melanie Kasten-Krause has dedicated her career to helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve belonging, growth, and success, as clients of The Society. But more than that, it’s been the joy of watching clients branch out to become part of the heart and soul of their communities, and in…

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Pathways to Progress (Plus Pizza!): C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

What started over 50 years ago with volunteers sharing PB&J sandwiches to those in need, today the West Side Catholic Center continues to serve over 8,000 community members annually across a diverse span of services, including its newest social enterprise fueling the food industry workforce through the Ohio City Pizzeria.…

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Serve and Uplift: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Welcome to this episode of C to C, featuring Becky Carlino, Director of Development, Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana. We are fortunate to have supported and partnered with VOA Ohio & Indiana for many years now, including the organization’s annual Operation Backpack that provides critical school supplies for children…

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The Power of Inclusive Sports: C to C, The Commitment to Community Podcast Series from Oswald

Welcome to this episode of C to C, featuring Tom Heines, Executive Director, Empower Sports. This interview took place this past summer right before an event with Empower Sports athletes and families at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, and on the night of the NBA draft of all nights! Empower athletes had…

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