Better Together: Cleveland

Thanks to all who came out for the Better Together: Cleveland Roundtable! It was a great day of learning from one another and engaging in fruitful dialog.

For a copy of the Roundtable Schedule, click here

For bios of the Roundtable Speakers, click here

“For those that live in the shadows of life, those who are the least among us, I will not accept the fact that the most vulnerable in our state should be ignored.  We can help them.”

-Gov. John Kasich

9:30 AM – Registration and Coffee


10:15 AM – The Mapping Ohio’s Compassion Project

Dr. Amy L. Sherman, Sagamore Institute


10:45 AM – Promising Practices Panel

Facilitated by LaTida Smith, St. Luke’s


Carol Rivchun, Youth Opportunities Unlimited


Presley Gillespie, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.


Joan Maser, Family Promise of Greater Cleveland


Stephanie Senter, Bellefaire JCB’s Monarch Center for Autism




12:00 PM – (Lunch Session)

A Multi-Sector Collaboration Story: The Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative & Step Up to University Hospitals Program

Walter Wright, The Cleveland Foundation

Danielle Price, Neighborhood Connections

Debbi Perkul, University Hospitals

Jill Rizika, Towards Employment



1:10 PM – New Tools: Bright Ideas OH & the Ohio Compassion Map


1:35 PM – Framing the Table Discussions

Jay F. Hein, President, Sagamore Institute


1:45 PM – Interactive Table Discussions


2:15 PM – Table Reports/Large Group Discussion


2:45 PM – Wrap-Up Remarks by Jay F. Hein

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Bright Ideas Ohio is a project of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It highlights promising practices by Ohio nonprofits to encourage peer-to-peer learning and innovation.

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