Hope for the City 2019

11th Annual Spring Symposium
‚ÄúPeople: The Impact of Hope”

March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Cities are wonderful places to live, work, and play. You can reside close to friends and neighbors, walk to work, relax in a park, and shop at your favorite stores. But what if you’re homeless? What if you’re unable to take advantage of urban opportunities due to disabilities or lack of knowledge?

Find out how we can improve and utilize our cities to create a better world for all!

Presented by the Old Stone Church, this lecture series tackles local challenges through engaging discussions by community leaders as well as experts in architecture, economic development, public transportation, and more.

Registration is required. A buffet-style meal will be provided at each session at 11:45am. Program will officially begin at noon.

This program is made possible through donations. While admission is free, please consider making a $20 contribution at the event or by using the donate button below. For information on sponsorships, email Liz Fox or call (216) 241-6145, 

 Corporate/Organization Sponsors

Individual Sponsor
The Nkemere Family


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March 13, 2019

“Connections Matter”
Dorothy Baunach
Chief Executive Officer, DigitalC

See video of Dorothy’s H4C presentation below:

March 20, 2019

“(Tiny) Home Ownership”
Rev. Faith Fowler
Executive Director, Cass Community Social Services (Detroit, MI)
Author, Tiny Homes in a Big City 


March 27, 2019

“Building the Blueprint”
Sherri Brandon
Executive Director, Front Steps Housing and Services


April 3, 2019

“A More Powerful Yes!”
Brandon E. Chrostkowski
Founder, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute 


Hope for the City Past Speakers and Videos


Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano; Dr. Imani M. Scott; Mayor Frank Jackson; Chris Alvarado


David J. Nowak, Ph.D; Mark Kingwell, Ph.D, DFA; Natalie Ronayne; Clement W. Hamilton, Ph.D


Joseph Calabrese, Dr. Jarrett Walker, David Jurca, Grace Gallucci


Dr. Robert T. Heath, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Erin Huber


 Lee Fisher, Diana Balmori


Jeff Speck, Ann Zoller, Gregory Peckham, Jennifer Coleman, Anthony Coyne

Other past speakers

Rebecca Dingle, Monica Robins, Eileen Sheil, Colette Jones, David Johnson, Felton Thomas, Jr., Tom Einhouse, Joseph Marinucci Sr. Donna Wilhelm, The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Chalker, Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, Chris Ronayne, Joe Cimperman, Terry Egger, Natalie Ronayne