Spotlighting the catalytic talent making change in Cleveland

Shelly Gracon & GLO Cleveland
Dec 17, 2019 • 22 min
In September 2016, Shelly Gracon launched Glo Cleveland with a vision of creating a collaborative studio for artists in all media and a place to collaborate and build on each other’s energy. Gracon has spent the past two years incubating and executing her…
Jacqueline Gillon of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Jacqueline Gillon, a lifelong Clevelander and community organizer, acts as the community engagement specialist for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy in addition to serving as co-chairwoman of Black Environmental Leaders.
Tom Gill of the Urban Community School
Nov 19, 2019 • 26 min
Tom Gill saw a gaping need in his community. Filling it meant stepping on some toes. Gill, 36, has led the Urban Community School on the near West Side for two years, providing education to many students who come from low-income households and lack access…
Steph Buda and The Kids of 216
Nov 12, 2019 • 29 min
Steph Buda, one of our Fresh Four, is the founder of The Kids of 216, a vocational summer school that teaches at-risk teens trade skills, including safety and tool orientation, as well as life skills, such as learning how to take care of overdue traffic…
Coming Soon!
Nov 6, 2019 • 0 min
Welcome to FreshWater Cleveland’s Fresh Faces! FreshWater Cleveland is an online publication focused on the people, places, and projects shaping and transforming our city, and this podcast focuses on the first part of that equation: the catalytic talent…