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2019 Federal Budget Priorities

With the expected release of the Fiscal Year 2019 federal budget today, Marty McGann, GCP’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy, along with Alesha Washington, Vice President of Government Advocacy, sat down to discuss several priorities that the organization will be monitoring in throughout the budget process. 

Watch the full discussion here.

Diversity & Inclusion Organization Assessment

The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Organization Assessment from the Commission on Economic Inclusion is available for free to all GCP members.
The Assessment and the associated resources can be helpful to any organization—whether your company has an established program in place or if you are just starting your D&I journey and are looking to establish a baseline for your work in this area.

The first 10 organizations that complete the Assessment for the first time this year will receive one free registration for the Commission’s annual Inclusion Conference in August—a $125 value.

Click here to register for a webinar on Feb. 14, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to learn more about the Assessment, or contact Scott Harrington at or 216-592-2213.

Help CMSD 11th-Graders Develop Job-Interviewing Skills

As part of our college and career readiness work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Academies of Cleveland schools, we are identifying business professionals who are interested in helping students prepare for real-life job interviews.

Volunteers are needed to conduct mock interviews with 11-graders on Wednesday, March 21st from 9 to 11 a.m. Your role will be to act as the interviewer and provide constructive feedback. We are recruiting volunteers for each of the five Academies of Cleveland Schools, Jane Addams Business Careers Center, Washington Park Environmental Studies, Max S. Hayes High School, Garrett Morgan High School, and Martin Luther King Jr. Career Campus. You can select which of the five schools you would like to go to, or we will assign you a school, as needed.

Please contact Angela Finding at 216.592.2385 or with questions or to volunteer. 

State Capital Bill Request: El Mercado at La Villa Hispana

GCP’s Vice President of Government Advocacy, Alesha Washington recently talked with the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development about their 2018 state capital bill request for El Mercado at La Villa Hispana. When completed, El Mercado will be a mixed use space for offices, retail, and a business incubator and resource center for at least 20 new micro-businesses in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. 

Watch the full discussion.

CEO Forum: Northeast Ohio's Leaders Recommit to Economic Inclusion 

Tim Ryan, chairman and senior partner at PwC U.S., will keynote the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual CEO Forum on Monday, March 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and discuss business leaders’ role in advocating for racial equity and inclusion in their workplaces and in the community at-large.

Learn more about the forum.