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January 2, 2017
"Good people doing gooder things in the goodest city."

Brian and Dan, hosts of the CLEcast,  recently invited ODA CEO, Dr. Annemarie M. Grassi, and ODA scholar and senior at Cleveland Heights High School, Yidiayah Box, to join them for a live recording.

They talked about everything from ODA's origins at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights to advice about surviving college. There's even a little bit about their favorite Netflix shows.

 And, of course, there's a hearty helping of ODA's work to help kids from high-risk communities grow into successful, independent young men and women.

A special thanks goes out to Brian, Dan, and Bailey for the invitation, their company, and - most importantly - the tacos!

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