On October 27, 2015, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress hosted 200 local community development professionals for its annual learning symposium, the Progress Institute. The event opened with an inspirational keynote address delivered by Majora Carter, a visionary voice in city planning who views urban renewal through an environmental lens drawing a direct connection between ecological, economic and social degradation. Guests then had the opportunity to attend two industry-related workshops (a dozen were offered) and a lunchtime panel discussion titled “The Changing Face of Cleveland: Embracing Diversity”. After the workshops and lunch, guests either attended a special session developed specifically for Community Organizers & Allies or participated in a walking tour of the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress would like to thank Enterprise Community Partners and United Way of Greater Cleveland for their support of the Progress Institute. Additionally, we would like to thank Northeast Shores Development Corp. and its neighborhood stakeholders for welcoming us into their neighborhood.[photo slide show]