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A look back, a glimpse ahead: CDCs navigated challenges in building up communities in 2021

Posted December 22, 2021 in Articles

Author: Doug Guth

2021 has been another stark reminder that we are living through an era of monumental change, whether we like it or not. This nationwide outlook is reflected here at home, with Cleveland Community Development Corporations (CDCs) serving citizens amid an ongoing virus crisis and mayoral changeover.

Though challenged by these “interesting times,” a trio of local CDC leaders are striving to accentuate the positive while casting ahead to a brighter future.

The last year has witnessed a “soup to nuts” transition in how University Circle Inc. (UCI) does business, notes UCI’s vice president of community development Debbie Berry. With museums offering only virtual events, the organization created family-based programming like Yay! Saturdays, which brought in-person workshops, fitness, and other fun events to Wade Oval in University Circle.

Read the full article here.

Original Article: https://www.freshwatercleveland.com/features/CDCYearinReview122221.aspx

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