As the year-long Greater Cleveland Caucus Series concludes, the
Cleveland Foundation partners
with the Cleveland Young Professional Senate, The City Club of Cleveland, Council on Older Persons (COOP), and ideastream to
present a watch party in honor of the first presidential debate of the 2016
general election. Join us for networking, a pre-debate panel discussion
analyzing this year’s presidential election, and a live stream of the debate. This nonpartisan, nonpolitical event
is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register by clicking the link here.
The pre-debate panel,
moderated by ideastream reporter and producer Nick Castele, will feature:
Daniel J. Coffey, Ph.D., Associate Professor
and Fellow, Ray C. Bliss Institute of
Applied Politics, The University of Akron
Elizabeth McIntyre, Publisher & Editor, Crain's Cleveland Business
Jakiel Sanders, Chair, Governmental Affair...
Chattanooga, Tennessee is a center of innovation. Starting in 2008, it began offering 1,000 times faster than the average internet connection.
But the city didn't stop there. Chattanooga took steps to further harness the unique advantage of having one of the fastest, cheapest, more pervasive internets in the country. Following a robust public engagement process, the city established an Innovation District - 140 acres in the heart of downtown that houses a catalytic mix of start-up businesses, incubators, and accelerators alongside investors and public amenities.
All of these developments occurred under the leadership of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. How did he do it? Can this success be replicated? Join us for a discussion on how harnessing technology and community infrastructure can spur economic development in mid-sized American cities.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
We often forget that Republican presidents are responsible for some of the most ground-breaking environmental legislation, including establishing the Environmental Protection Agency and signing into law the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. Today, Republican voters still have a strong desire to conserve natural resources and preserve natural places for future generations and strongly favor a cleaner, healthier environment.
Yet despite an increase in the number of Republican lawmakers and their constituents who support action to support clean energy, we are a long way from a comprehensive energy policy that will ensure abundant, clean, and secure energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There is no question that we need to reinvent how we generate, transport, and use electric power in the 21st century, and not just as a response to climate change.
Join us for a conversation with conservative thought-leaders on clean energy strategies for the fut...
2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg,
together with then New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie,
announced a $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Public School District,
the largest and one of the lowest-performing districts in the state. The goal was to "turn Newark into a
symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation.”
Over the ensuing five years, $200 million was spent on the initiative, with some positive results but nothing close to the promised transformation of public schooling, even as tensions between traditional and charter schools intensified dramatically. What went wrong?
Join us for a conversation with Dale Russakoff, author of The New York Times best-selling
book The Prize: Who's
in Charge of America's Schools?, as she
examines the relationships between politics, unions, schools, media, and the
impact of philanthropy within the context of Newark Public School District - and provides broader implicat...
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Hough riots (also known as the Hough uprising), a week-long period of unrest sparked by poverty and racism—a situation experienced by many cities during the time of the civil rights movement. Afterwards, the neighborhood experienced rapid population loss and decline that persisted for decades.
That moment, however, was just one part of the neighborhood's story. Uniquely situated between the rapidly expanding Downtown and Uptown, and the recipient of important historic investments, Hough is primed for a renaissance and is beginning to see the green shoots of economic development. But questions remain about how to chart a truly inclusive course for this important neighborhood.
Join us for a conversation with past and current leaders in Hough who will briefly explore Hough's rich and turbulent history before turning an eye to the neighborhood's aspirations for the future.
Freddy L. Collier, Jr., Director, Clevela...