Cleveland Connects presents engaging dialogue, community events, and multiple media coverage with the goal of illuminating and advancing solutions on topics important to our region. Topics for each Cleveland Connects will focus on key issues facing the region as identified by The Plain Dealer’s editorial agenda and results of ideastream’s The Listening Project, an annual effort by WVIZ/PBS & 90.3 WCPN ideastream to identify the things that matter most to residents of Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Connects is a project that continues a community conversation that began in 2001. The Quiet Crisis was an effort by The Plain Dealer and ideastream to spotlight the challenges and opportunities facing Greater Cleveland in the 21st Century. From leadership to the arts, manufacturing to Lake Erie, that 14-part series took a hard look at how the city and region had lost ground. The Quiet Crisis and Cleveland Connects showcase a fundamental role of ideastream and The Plain Dealer: To hold a mirror to the community – and to challenge it to do better.
Stay tuned for more information about the next Cleveland Connects.
On the Waterfront
What needs to be done to enliven the lakefront and the banks of the Cuyahoga River?
Transforming Cleveland's Schools
How will the Cleveland schools actually transform the educational experience for thousands of youngsters?
Can distinctive restaurants, food-related businesses and urban farms nourish the rebirth of Cleveland's neighborhoods?
Culture of College
A community dialogue about how to create a culture of college in Northeast Ohio.
Maximizing the Momentum
How can we maximize the kind of momentum that brings real opportunity to people in every neighborhood throughout this city and this region?