Congratulations to the 2019 Champions of Central!

2019 Winners: Champions of Central
The second-annual Champions of Central program in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood celebrated those individuals helping to create a vibrant community within the Central neighborhood. Organizations and residents were invited to uplift several nominees, and a selection committee of peers selected these individuals and presented them with awards in mid-November:

Champions: Community Leaders
Orane McDonald – Volunteer at William Patrick Day Center, employee at Central post office
Greta Stakely-Humphrey – Promise Ambassador, community leader and president of East Tech Alumni Association
Chris Thorpes – Promise Ambassador, food pantry volunteer, support to families affected by gun violence

Champions: Community Partners
Veronica Ford – CMHA Community Center Manager at Outhwaite Community Center
Lakeesha Tolliver Funches – SPARK/Family Connections partner