Joe Black Receives Local, National Honors

Residents work together in the Promise Neighborhood
Joe Black leads one of the Promise Neighborhood community meetings.

The Promise Neighborhood is applauding one of its own. Engagement Manager Joe Black recently was honored for his work in Cleveland Central with the Vibrant Civic Champion Award by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.

Joe also has been selected by the National Urban Fellows for its Academic & Leadership Development Fellowship Program. This is a rigorous, 14-month graduate-degree program comprising four semesters of academic courses and a nine-month mentorship.

Joe will be doing that mentorship with the Promise Neighborhood program. The Sisters of Charity Foundation is pleased to support Joe in the program and grow his leadership skills to benefit the Promise Neighborhood.

Joe will spend this summer and next at Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs in New York City. The program culminates in a master of public administration. Graduates of this program include diverse public-service leaders who have gone on to assume influential positions across government, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors.

Congratulations to Joe – the Promise Neighborhood is glad to see your hard work recognized and look forward to you completing your mentorship here!