On February 27, 2015, the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, the Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO), and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute Alumni Association came together to share information. This event was a powerful information session. Many of Cleveland's communities were represented. Both CAAO and the Urban League shared information about their programs. Many of the attendees want to do this event again next year and committed to getting involved with the Urban League, CAAO and, and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute. I was very happy to see this. I was wearing duel hats at this event. I represented CAAO during its presentation and I am the Co-chair of the Neighborhood Leadership Alumni Committee.
Working in the same building as the Urban League has been a great resource for CAAO. It has created much collaboration between our organizations. Organizations in the black community need to figure how collaborate more without feeling threatened.