This summer, The Land and NewsLab at Kent State University have launched Ask The Land: Environmental Reporting Initiative with support from the Cleveland Foundation, Gund Foundation, Black Environmental Leaders and Center for Community Solutions. Our goal is to identify community needs through conversations with city of Cleveland residents, report stories and share them with the community (learn more here). As part of this project, we’ve engaged four interns from The NewsLab at Kent State University as well as one intern from The Ohio State University. Congrats to (above L to R) Gabrielle Woods, Kelly Krabill, Zaria Johnson, Andres Ibarra, and Chris Abreu (second row)! Learn more about Ask The Land here.
Lee Chilcote is an award-winning writer and author whose work has been published in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Vanity Fair, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine and many others. His poetry chapbooks are The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins. He is a founder and past executive director of Literary Cleveland, an organization with a mission of “developing writers, amplifying voices, and transforming our community through storytelling.” He lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland with his family.