Neighborhood Connections

Earlier this year I was nom­i­nat­ed to be a mem­ber of the Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee which is fund­ed by The Cleveland Foundation [a pub­lic char­i­ty with su­per nice digs]. I didn’t think the in­ter­view went to well, main­ly be­cause of my age, lack of ex­pe­ri­ence and the in­ten­si­ty of the com­pe­ti­tion [three weeks of in­ter­views and on­ly one po­si­tion and six al­ter­nates to fill], but I got a call from Joel Ratner to­day, telling me that I had been se­lect­ed as an al­ter­nate. This ba­si­cal­ly means I do all the work that the full com­mit­tee mem­bers do, but don’t get a vote. This is still bet­ter than I had hoped for, as this will look very nice on a ré­sumé and will al­low me to ex­pand my par­tic­i­pa­tion and knowl­edge of and in the Cleveland com­mu­ni­ty. This is the type of civic in­volve­ment that I most en­joy, help­ing folks em­pow­er them­selves. Hopefully the process will be as rosy as I hope, al­though I’m sure read­ing through all the grants and re­search­ing them will be a bit of a chore.

4 thoughts on “Neighborhood Connections

  1. I know they do. I wish I hadn’t giv­en most of them away. I’ve been drool­ing over them all week. I made a smooth­ie tonight though, so it’s all good.

  2. Those brown­ies are sheer tor­ment! Isn’t there a sug­ar free ver­sion of those things?

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