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Nurturing Talent for an Inclusive Cleveland

CSU hosts community conversation about Cleveland’s future

Common GroundCleveland State University is hosting the community conversation “Common Ground: Nurturing Talent for an Inclusive Cleveland,” Sunday, June 30.

The event will feature community advocates, civic leaders, neighbors and families who will explore a range of questions related to inclusive economic and community development in Northeast Ohio. These include:

  • How can we as a community create success networks that prepare Clevelanders for workforce opportunities and upward mobility?
  • What are some of the challenges to the civic community working in concert to create these networks?
  • How can community stakeholders work together to overcome those challenges? 

In answering these questions the conversation will explore themes such as Understanding the Regional Economy: Present and Future Workforce Needs for Northeast Ohio; Building People and Places for an Inclusive Economy; Creating a Postsecondary Education Student Success Pipeline; and the Special Role of Internships, Mentorship, and Apprenticeships in Workforce Preparation.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Roberta Steinbacher Atrium, located in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required and ends June 29. 

Common Ground conversations seek to engage the community in discussions that can lead to new solutions to the collective societal challenges we face. United by the same general questions, all conversations have the same goal: to create spaces where meaningful connections are made and purposeful actions begin. Common Ground is a program sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation.

Click here for more information about the event.