About The Event

But what does it mean?


In early 2020, Cleveland was ranked the worst large city in America for Black women's livability. What exactly does that mean? How can we improve this statistic?


Join Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Equity & Inclusion Division as we learn more about Project Noir: An applied research project focused on collecting and summarizing the experiences of Black Women in Cleveland. This research project is being led by Bethany Studenic, Managing Director & Co-Founder and Chinenye (ChiChi) Nkemere, Director of Strategy & Co-Founder of Enlightened Solutions


Project Noir





Bethany Studenic

Bethany Studenic

Bethany holds her Bachelors in Social Work, Masters in Social Administration, and Juris Doctor. Bethany has over 10 years in community change experience, heading up highly visible social and research based movements. In addition, Bethany has worked with a variety of diverse populations through direct experience. Bethany is an accomplished fundraiser, government relations professional, community strategist, researcher and policy analysis expert.







Chinenye Nkemere

Chinenye Nkemere

Chinenye (ChiChi) is a strategic thinker. She has over 10 years of experience in community and digital engagement and advocacy. ChiChi holds a Bachelors in Political Science and African/African American Studies from The Ohio State University and immediately moved to Houston to serve as a Teach for America educator. As public safety and workplace advocate she is dedicated to progressive and transformative community development.


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