Rekindle publicizes inaugural Cleveland Fellowship cohort | Native Information


Rekindle, co-founded by Matt Fieldman and Charmaine Rice, plans to bring Cleveland’s black and Jewish communities together to accelerate social justice in a five-week scholarship program.

During nine hours of meetings throughout the five-week program, attendees will have deep, bold, and honest conversations that will fuel new understanding and action, and increase support for current initiatives, spark new collaborations, and create change in Cleveland and nationally on a press release . Rekindle was also a recipient of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s YLD Microgrant program.

“Both black and Jewish communities in Cleveland are committed to social justice and have unique strengths and advantages in organizing and mobilizing community members on critical issues,” said Fieldman, who moved to the Cleveland Jewish Community since moving in 2007 is active and is a founder team member of the EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute and founder of the Cleveland Codes Software Development Bootcamp, said in the press release. He is Executive Director at MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network and Executive Director of the America Works Program.

“Connecting aspiring leaders from both communities not only builds new relationships, but also drives action, collaboration and collaboration in ways that have real and lasting impact,” said Rice, an inclusive leadership program facilitator and executive coach. “We aim to create a sustainable fellowship program here in Cleveland that will attract highly qualified applicants from both communities. If we are successful, we hope to share and replicate this program in other communities. “

A second cohort is planned for autumn 2021.

The inaugural cohort of 13 philanthropy, media, business and economic development leaders in Cleveland will consist of:

• Ben Becker

• Joe Black, Sisters of Charity Foundation

• Keshia Chambers, OHM consultant

• Tory Coats, boys and girls clubs in Northeast Ohio

• Michael Collins, JFF

• Justin Kadis, Federal Equipment Company

• Fay Margareten, TheraPeds

• Kelly Rice of Keratin Barber College

• Philip Rowland-Seymour, University Hospitals

• Trysa Shulman, psychologist

• Chris Smith, JumpStart

• Ali Stern, the Jewish agency for Israel

• Andrew Zelman, Euclid Media Group