To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To expand on and provide deliberative online engagement tools and services to elected officials, civic leaders and media entities to inform and engage stakeholders and citizens on key community issues and deepen reader engagement with media content
To help University Park Alliance strengthen its core engagement and partnership work and to launch efforts that provide sustainable long-term income
For a program-related investment providing direct financial support for University Square and advancing the development of Akron's Exchange neighborhood
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To provide bridge funding to University Park Alliance for interim operations support while working toward a larger grant supporting revitalization efforts through urban re-investment and community engagement
To connect residents to the services and institutions available in the Greater University Circle neighborhood, the Cleveland Foundation will create a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice, its local news publication and website.
To produce an investigative report on gas- and oil-well drilling, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will help enable a new operating partnership between the NewsOutlet.org and a local National Public Radio affiliate.
To build a web platform for local community engagement in Akron that uses trained community organizers and creates a local online sharing network for neighbors and civic leaders to connect
To build on the popular First Night event by implementing a series of events designed to highlight and promote the arts and culture entities emerging and/or thriving in the Downtown Akron area
To implement Community PlanIT, an online tool that enables engagement in local community planning efforts, in four Knight communities: Detroit, Akron, San Jose and Philadelphia
To implement new methods for community members to engage with public, private and philanthropic entities to build economic engines that foster entrepreneurship and create jobs