CITY SPLITS:
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Group 3: Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio | Organized by Cleveland Council on World Affairs

  1. Viviana SANTIAGO | Brazil 

  2. Doriana BASAMAKOVA | Bulgaria 

  3. Henok OKBAMARIAM ZEMICHAEL | Eritrea 

  4. Andry RAKOTONIAINA ANDRIATAHIANA | Madagascar 

  5. Aleem Siddiqui M. GUIAPAL | Philippines 

  6. Nicodeme HAKIZIMANA | Rwanda 

  7. Ibrahim HASSAN MOHAMED | Somalia 

  8. Valeriya KRAEVA | Uzbekistan 

Meeting Resources

Great Migration (which was the historical event that precipitated the founding of the Urban League)

https://www.britannica.com/event/Great-Migration

 

My Brother’s Keeper

https://www.ulcleveland.org/eyd

 

Small Business Development Center (State-level)

https://clients.ohiosbdc.ohio.gov/

 

Small Business Administration (SBA - federal level)

https://www.sba.gov/

 

Entrepreneurship Center

https://nul.org/program/entrepreneurship

https://www.ulcleveland.org/ecenter

 

Cleveland Flower Walls

https://www.clevflowerwalls.com/

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Meeting Details

Please join 10 minutes early

Login: 07:50 Eastern U.S. Time

Meeting: 08:00–09:30 Eastern U.S. Time

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Zoom link: https://meridian-org.zoom.us/j/89842664319?pwd=N29GNVBmaHFuUW9lRXlNdThFVlk1dz09 

Meeting ID: 898 4266 4319 

Passcode: IVLP 

Meeting organized by: Cleveland Council on World Affairs in collaboration with Meridian International Center

Meeting Topic: Gabrielle Fowlkes will provide an overview on how the organization addresses the needs of those who are on the economic and social margins through education, research, advocacy, and the provision of services.

Meet Your Speaker
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Gabrielle Fowlkes, MSW 

she/her/hers 

Coordinator of Special Projects 

Urban League of Greater Cleveland 

gfowlkes@ulcleveland.org 

Gabrielle Fowlkes currently serves as the Coordinator of Special Projects for the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) – an affiliate of the National Urban League. In this capacity, she is responsible for assisting in the coordination and development of projects and programs under ULGC’s Equity & Excellence in Education Institute, as well as ULGC’s Race & Equity Institute. Prior to her current position, she worked as an English teacher in Shanghai, China after working for multiple non-profits with at-risk youth. 

About the Organization
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The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), a community-based nonprofit organization, was established in 1917 in response to the needs of African American families migrating from the South to urban cities in the North. Leveraging its assets as advocates and service providers, the ULGC helped to mitigate the issues of housing discrimination, limited access to employment, and poor landlord-tenant relations. In its 100-year history, the ULGC has delivered upon its mission to enable minority groups to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans. Partnering with other established government and community organizations has enabled ULGC to respond effectively to the needs of those on the economic and social margins through education, research, advocacy, and the provision of services.