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Erika Hood: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sisterhood is often a description of a community of women with shared goals or interests. Erika Hood was recognized as a Distinguished Young Woman this spring for both her paid community engagement work as Community Research & Dissemination Coordinator at the Center for Health Disparities (a partnership of MetroHealth with Case Western Reserve University), and… Continue Reading Erika Hood: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Congratulations Synita Brazil!

Friday, October 12, 2018

YWCA is passionate about women’s empowerment. We don’t just talk the talk, we encourage our staff to take part in our Women’s Leadership Institute. Synita Brazil, Life Development Counselor with our NIA (Nurturing Independence and Aspirations) program, is a recent graduate of Quest, part of YWCA Greater Cleveland’s Women’s Leadership Institute. Quest is ideal for… Continue Reading Congratulations Synita Brazil!

Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A.: Distinguished Young Woman

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A. is the director of the Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park, which started with 600% more participants than planned. Although she just finished a year as an Atlantic Fellow in August, she states her greatest professional accomplishment was simply getting the Center 4 Brain Health developed at all. Culler… Continue Reading Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A.: Distinguished Young Woman

Richaun Bunton: Distinguished Young Woman

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Every day, when Richaun Bunton arrives to work at Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) (an initiative of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF)), she brings her whole self. Richaun roots herself in her personal and professional experience, her education as a social worker and marriage and family therapist, and the relationships she has… Continue Reading Richaun Bunton: Distinguished Young Woman

Kristen Lucas: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Community-building has driven Kristen Lucas’s career development, unexpectedly, into financial services, equipped with an English degree. “I’m a writer… never thought I’d end up in finance.” “I was just temping here [Fairport Asset Management/Luma Wealth Advisors] and interviewing in New York City… and interning at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” and the firm interrupted her… Continue Reading Kristen Lucas: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Issues evolve, but strong leadership remains critical to finding solutions

Thursday, August 23, 2018

By: Margaret Mitchell | 5:11pm EDT July 24, Originally Published on Smart Business What were our community’s most pressing issues 20 years ago? 50? 100? The answers are wide and varied, and looking back upon some of them, it can be difficult to comprehend a society where those problems existed. It’s something I’ve been reflecting on recently as my… Continue Reading Issues evolve, but strong leadership remains critical to finding solutions

LaShawn Reed-Kendricks: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Today, Distinguished Young Woman LaShawn Reed-Kendricks runs her own business, Essentials 4 Success, which helps women turn their hobbies into sustainable businesses. She also founded its nonprofit arm, Success Her Way, in addition to serving as a leader of two local non-profits. However, her path to success was not a straight line. LaShawn went from… Continue Reading LaShawn Reed-Kendricks: Distinguished Young Woman Honoree