On Friday November 1, 2019, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress welcomed 275 community development professionals to the 6th annual Progress Institute. This day-long professional development event was hosted in partnership with MidTown Cleveland Inc., and took place in the MidTown neighborhood at The Agora.
In addition to an opening address by Joel Ratner and a keynote speech by Bina M. Patel, CEO and Founder of Saathi Impact Counseling, the 2019 Progress Institute offered over 15 learning sessions that addressed important issues and challenges that our industry is facing. The lunchtime Pecha Kucha was performed by Joi Carter, Community Engagement and Marketing Manager of MidTown Cleveland; Letitia Lopez, Executive Director of Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and Oluremi Ann Oliver, President Emeritus of the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress would like to thank the hundreds of partners, colleagues, presenters and attendees that made this event successful. We look forward to convening again in the fall of 2020.