For our February episode, we are excited to welcome Joe Black to the podcast to talk about his role as program officer for health equity. As a member of the foundation, Joe has longstanding relationships with members of the central neighborhood and strives to focus on health outcomes, particularly safety. We talk about his role at the foundation, how his past work has informed his current role, and the value of community relationship and voice. We explore the importance of racial equity in grantmaking, essential projects of his like the Reverse Ride Along, and how hope and action must go hand in hand.
In future episodes of Generative Spirits, we will continue to highlight the work of sisters by giving particular focus to their ministries, including the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. We look forward to incorporating other essential voices to this conversation in the months to come.
Joseph Black oversees the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's program area for health equity. Over the past decade, Joseph has invested his time, energy, and passion to create equitable solutions that benefit the residents in the city of Cleveland. Prior to this role, Joseph was the Central Promise Neighborhood Community Investment Manager, where he was responsible for supporting residents in developing and implementing transformative strategies in the Central Promise Neighborhood.
1. Read more about Joe Black here: https://socfcleveland.org/about-us/staff-and-board/staff/joseph-black
2. Learn more about Joe’s work in health equity in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood here: https://socfcleveland.org/our-work/strengthening-central/health-equity