FreshFaces

Welcome to FreshWater Cleveland’s FreshFaces!

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 making change in Cleveland. Hosted by Jen Jones Donatelli.

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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 larger vision for an innovative and creative event space, from co-working areas and offices to an organization that focuses on female entrepreneurs.

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Jacqueline Gillon of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy

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.
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Tom Gill of the Urban Community School

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 to health services.
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Steph Buda and The Kids of 216

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.
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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 making change in Cleveland.
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FreshWater is a weekly e-magazine and website that reports on What's Next in and around Cleveland. Each week, we offer up a fresh wave of stories covering Northeast Ohio's most creative people, businesses, organizations, and neighborhood developments. Our focus areas include technology, innovation, diversity, local food, and entrepreneurship. We speak to creative, highly mobile, and curious people who are interested in where the growing companies are, where innovation is taking place, and where unique neighborhood transformations are taking root.
FreshWater is published by Issue Media Group. Our publications are supported in part by underwriting partnerships with local businesses, institutions, nonprofits, and foundations to support and expand coverage of job growth, economic development, real estate, non-profit innovation, city building, and placemaking. Learn more about our underwriting policy here.

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Publisher: Tammy Wise

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Jen Jones Donatelli

The Host
Jen Jones Donatelli is a Cleveland-based journalist and author who acts as a contributing editor for FreshWater Cleveland.

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