Mission Statement

A Pause 4 The Cause mission is to work with at risk youth, young adults, and underserved populations, putting a "PAUSE" on Negative Thinking and Behaviors through P.E.A. (prevention, education, and art).

Purpose

A Pause 4 The Cause purpose is to make attainable education, art, and skills that will guide and present alternative directions toward self-sufficiency and productivity for individuals, families, and communities.

Vision

A Pause 4 The Cause vision is to address  social issues that impact many causes of self destructive and  defeating behaviors which are infiltrating our communities.  It is our vision that implementing programmatic time allotted "pauses" of negative thinking and identifying individual's goals and dreams though artful expressions, and life skills that today's at risk population will create a new "cause" for living a healthier and productive life.


Upcoming Events

Sun 

9/29/19

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

3rd Annual Black Tie Charitable Event

Please join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, guest speakers & entertainment

LaVera's Party Center

Willoughby, OH


Sat 

08/10/19

8:00 am to 3:00 pm

2nd Annual

Party In The Parking Lot-Back To School Giveaway

Lee Harvard Shopping Plaza 

4071 Lee Road

Cleveland, Ohio 


A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) organization structured and created exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.


A Pause 4 The Cause Black Tie Chartiable Event

September 17, 2016

Massimo da Milano

Cleveland, OH

Meet Our Board of Directors 


Joe Buit

Vice Chair


Secretary


 Treasurer

Charlotte McKenney is a graduate of Capital University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Cuyahoga Community College. Ms. McKenney is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDCA) with over 16 years of experience working with individuals who  suffers with Substance Abuse Disorders.

Dr. Deborah Stover

Committee

Dr. Deborah A. Stover is a Cleveland Native with a passion for the arts and a rich life story of working with people of all ages as an educator, administrator, and program development specialist. She has the Degree of Doctor of Education from the University  of Southern Mississippi, a Master's Degree of Education from Kent State University, and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. When asked why she accepted a position on the board, she reflectively replied," I believe in this organization and am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills to help further its vision and mission."  

Celeste Ward

Event Planner​

Committee

Dr. Deborah A. Stover is a Cleveland Native with a passion for the arts and a rich life story of working with people of all ages as an educator, administrator, and program development specialist. She has the Degree of Doctor of Education from the University  of Southern Mississippi, a Master's Degree of Education from Kent State University, and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. When asked why she accepted a position on the board, she reflectively replied," I believe in this organization and am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills to help further its vision and mission."  

Committee

Ms. Debbie Lewis LPN,CHT is a Native of Youngstown, Ohio​ who currently resides in Euclid, Oh and is current & active member of Imani United Church. Ms Lewis is the mother of two. ​Ms Lewis has a wealth of experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Networking while actively involved in many community and social events

Andrea Henderson

Chair

Coming   Soon

Sherri Brandon

Chair

Sherri Brandon, MNO/MSSA, CDCA, has served the homeless community for more than 20 years.  

Ms. Brandon has served as Executive Director of Front Steps Housing and Services since 2008, where she has made significant strides in improving the organization’s structure, operational effectiveness and programming.  Ms. Brandon has a Bachelor of Psychology from Ursuline College, a Masters in Social Services Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and has recently earned a Masters of Nonprofit Organizational Management from Case Western Reserve University.  Ms. Brandon is an ordained minister and is the Co-Pastor for N 1 Achord Ministries in Euclid Ohio. She is also the founder of Victorious Women’s International Fellowship, a ministry designed to restore women who have been wounded, misunderstood, and rejected. 

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." ~Elizabeth Andrew