11327 Shaker Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44104
Enhancing Social Connections and Creating
a Stronger Sense of Neighborhood Identity
Senior Program Officer for A Strong Neighborhood
In 2014, we set the stage for wins around blight removal in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood through more aggressive code enforcement and demolitions. Through
the advocacy work of our partners, federal, state, local and philanthropic dollars will be leveraged to increase demolition rates. This “cleaning” will then help set the stage for “greening” – i.e., re-imaging vacant spaces as parks, trails and gardens. These interventions will turn a liability – vacant land – into an asset that increases quality of life and that encourages current residents to stay.
We envision stronger community development organizations (Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation (BSSDC) and Mount Pleasant NOW) that meet or exceed best practices in the field. In the Woodland Hills neighborhood, a partnership will be established with the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) in order to bring resources to the residents of CMHA housing, and also to promote inter-neighborhood collaboration, resource sharing and programming.
In all three neighborhoods, the physical environment will support and promote health and create a stronger sense of place. Finally, by working with our partners, we will proactively work to improve social conditions.
Learn how our grantmaking work advances our strategic goals and drives measurable impacts within this program strategy area.
LAND Studio | Creates places and connects people through public art, sustainable building and design, collaborative planning and dynamic programming. DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY PDF HERE >
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative | Committed to improving the quality of urban spaces through
technical design assistance, research and advocacy. DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY PDF HERE >
EDWINS | Giving formerly-incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for a successful reentry. DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY PDF HERE >
Harvard Community Services Center | Improving the quality of life and social functioning of residents
in the Lee-Harvard, Miles, and Seville areas. DOWNLOAD CASE STUDY PDF HERE >