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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Shelly Gracon and GLO Cleveland

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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Coming Soon!

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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