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Working Together to Address the Nursing Shortage in Ohio

We’ve all heard the sobering statistics about the shortage of nurses: 40 percent of Ohio’s practicing nurses expect to leave the field in the next 10 years – a shortfall of nearly 32,000 registered nurses by 2020. At the same time, an educational bottleneck has resulted from an... More

Planters at Playhouse Square

Blooming Euclid

I have had occasion, these warm summer days, to walk outside for lunch. In addition to being able to get out of the frigid office air conditioning, my great delight has been walking up Euclid Avenue toward Public Square. Yes, you heard me – a delight to walk up Euclid Avenue. What a... More

2010 Intern Class

Lessons Learned From Our 2010 Intern Class

Two of the Objectives of the Cleveland Foundation’s Summer Internship Program are: to provide a meaningful career-related work experience and to stimulate interest in the nonprofit sector. On August 19, we said our goodbyes to the intern class of 2010. The interns talked about how... More

Modesto Acosta

How I Spent My Summer: Modesto Acosta

Every day, people search for that one thing that inspires them. They look for that something that excites them every morning when they wake up or titillates their imagination as they push through another hard day's work. I too, have been looking for my inspiration, and this summer I have... More

Monica Laco

How I Spent My Summer: Monica Laco

The Cleveland Foundation summer internship program is about going outside your comfort zone. Every week, in both our jobs and the weekly development seminars, we are challenged to think differently, dream big and jump in to new experiences, even if we’re not quite sure where we want life... More

Adam Yasinow

How I Spent My Summer: Adam Yasinow

As someone who has been a member of two different summer internship programs, I have learned that there is only one factor that determines the "worthwhileness" of an internship—your relationship with your supervisor. Lucky interns are placed with a stellar supervisor while the unlucky... More

Kachi Udeoji

How I Spent My Summer: Kachi Udeoji

Opera Cleveland was born in 2006 out of the amalgamation of two Cleveland-based nonprofit arts organizations with similar missions. The Lyric Opera of Cleveland and Cleveland Opera both had a mission of enriching the communities of Northeast Ohio by staging operatic productions that... More

India Pierce

How I Spent My Summer: India Pierce

I believe I was in the 10th grade when I decided I was going to move as far away from Cleveland as I possibly could. I dreamed of graduating from high school, leaving for college and only returning for holidays and special events. Yet life took me in a different direction that has led me... More

Anne Brewka

How I Spent My Summer: Anne Brewka

To be a Cleveland Foundation intern involves balancing work responsibilities at a host organization with participation in the Summer Internship Program’s weekly seminars and events. To be a shared intern between three nonprofit organizations in addition to this balance has proven to be... More

Taryn Higgins

How I Spent My Summer: Taryn Higgins

For those who are unfamiliar with Ohio State University Extension, it began as part of The Cooperative Extension Service system in 1862, and is known as a “land-grant university” today. OSU Extension provides educational programs across Ohio, combining expertise of University faculty... More