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STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2026

OUR MISSIONVISION  FOR EQUITABLE CIVIC ENGAGMENT.

Our Mission:

Cleveland VOTES is a nonpartisan, democracy-building movement that works to reconstruct and strengthen power through active participation of our collective partners. Guided by a system of networks, we promote informed, action-oriented mobilization that shifts power towards Equitable Civic Engagement and Infrastructure.

 


Our Vision:
Our collective work will power a transformation toward a more liberated future, offering access to tools that produce increased efforts in civic education, engagement, and advocacy. We will work with intentionality to amplify the voices of our neighbors, ensuring we have a more informed, participatory, and cohesive community.

Strategic Plan 2022-2026.

The Genesis of
Cleveland VOTES

CV was created to fill the voter registration void for individuals incarcerated and re-entering society, and in 2018 our focus expanded to also include the equitable civic engagement framework, which is highlighted in the Kirwan Institute Report.

Since our founding, we have been steadfastly committed to our tagline - Educate Connect and Empower. Our multiracial and multicultural network of partners brings tremendous authenticity, commitment, and dedication to the work they do in our community.

OUR VISION
FOR A MORE LIBERATED FUTURE.

Our vision for a more liberated future starts with Realizing Equitable Civic Engagement, Movement Capacity Building, Grantmaking, and Shifting Power (link to graphic)

We are working towards a more liberated future. We are not looking to settle or to survive

Click the button to  download our Strategic Plan 2022-2026.

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For the next four years, our
main pillars will include:​

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Realizing Equitable
Civic Engagement

Democracy is about more than elections. Making voting matter to people, investing in civic education in our schools, making space for art activism, telling a new story of our city, and advancing democracy through our elections and beyond will be key priorities.

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Movement
Capacity-Building

Our partners and

movement need the most

up-to-date and creative

research and data to engage

with the community and advance our mission. We will be investing in research, data, & tools, learning from each other, and creating & building leaders through dedications and commitment. 

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Grantmaking

Grantmaking and the funding space should be a partnership based on mutual interests and goals, so we're raising the resources to help build our partners, and investing dollars and time into the community we want to live in.

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Shifting Power

Participation and

engagement must be

paramount and are essential to Cleveland's future. Clevelanders should make the decisions for our city and know that their voices matter. And our structures and community pillars must evolve to welcome new leaders and perspectives.