Nourishing Power Networking

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After hosting our own networking events in 2022 and 2023, this year the Nourishing Power Network (NPN) would like to provide support for YOUR community events in YOUR OWN communities that build relationships, mobilize the power of food justice leaders and their allies and elevate the stories of food systems change by community leaders. NPN can help promote your event within our shared networks of over 3000+ and provide a limited number of small grants to cover some or all event costs. If you are interested in receiving support from Nourishing Power for your event, please fill out this form below. Applications will be reviewed monthly and funding will be prioritized for events that are community-led, free and open to the public, take place in Cleveland or East Cleveland, and align with the goals of the Nourishing Power Network. Events can take place between June 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025.


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The Nourishing Power Networking Events are part of the Nourishing Neighborhoods, Empowering Communities study conducted by Case Western Reserve University in partnership with Neighborhood Connections and The FARE Project.

The goal of the Nourishing Power Networking Events is to build relationships and mobilize the capabilities of food systems leaders and allies. These events will showcase innovations emerging from Fellows, Advisory Council members, and Fund grantees. The events also aim to:  

  • Increase knowledge and skills needed to successfully develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain community-driven food systems change. 

  • Amplify narratives of community-driven food systems change led by community leaders. 

  • Build community among food systems leaders and allies to foster a culture of nutrition equity among individuals, organizations, and the community. 

Kicking off Nourishing Power Networking at Rid-All Green Partnership

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  • When: August 31, 2022, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Nourishing Power Networking at St. Martin de Porres High School

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  • When: December 6, 2022, 6 - 8 PM

Nourishing Power Networking at Future Ink Graphics

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  • When: March 22, 2023, 6 - 8 PM

Nourishing Power Networking at Juneteenth on Buckeye

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  • When: June 17, 2023, 12 - 5 PM

  • Location: 118th & Buckeye Road

Lunch & Learn Series: Creating a Business Plan

Lauren Smith-Petta, MBA. Director of Educational Services, Jumpstart
Tanisha Velez. Founder of Cleveland Fresh and Jardin 4 Life Inc.