United Tonight is one of the bravest new shows in Cleveland. United Tonight is a riveting series about the power of human perseverance in the face of adversity. As such, this daring community conversation provides a dialogue of hardship, healing, and hope by assembling incredible Clevelanders who have walked through the worst that life could throw at them – only to survive and thrive on the other side. Presented by the United Way Young Leaders, this four-part production is open to the public, and its inaugural showing launches March 26 and will run quarterly through 2019. 


DATE: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

LOCATION: Market Garden Brewery 

Time: 5:30-7:00 

TOPIC: Surviving Youth Homelessness

Event Lineup:

    • HOST:
      • Mike McIntyre – Veteran journalist and public affairs moderator, Mike is a feature writer at The Plain Dealer and host of the award-winning The Sound of Ideas at ideastream.
      • Sonia Marie Emerson – Sonia has been featured in Scene Magazine and is a rising star in the Cleveland nonprofit community.
      • Kate Lodge - Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director at YWCA A Place 4 Me. 
      • Nancy Mendez – Vice President of Community Investment at United Way of Greater Cleveland, Nancy is a senior leader in the Cleveland nonprofit community.
      • Andrew Katusin - Director of Basic Needs, United Way of Greater Cleveland. 
      • Madeline (Maddie) Finn – Social activist and performer in the rock group The Whisky Hollow.


Entrance is free, but we encourage you to donate something to help homelessness below or at the door the night of the event. 

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United Tonight is a four part speaker series to help the community understand the struggles to persevere through great adversity. This is a free event, but we encourage you to donate right now below or at the door on the night of the event.

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