Director's Corner

I would like to give a special shout out to the Kramer Law Clinic and their outstanding work for St. Clair Superior Development Corporation this past semester. Law students Bailey Mulholland, Heather Hauden and Jessica Foo (not shown below) provided valuable research, review and recommendations to help further SCSDC's strategic goal of performance through building organizational capacity and maintaining stable governance.

The law clinic is a valuable resource for nonprofits in the city and we look forward to continuing to work with students year after year.

Jeremy Taylor, SCSDC Executive Director
In Our Neighborhood... Aja Barrett

My name is Aja Barrett, I am fairly new to the neighborhood (Ward 7). I work for Saint Martin de Porres High School in a Coaching, Community, and Service Capacity. I have enjoyed learning about the historical diversity of St. Clair Superior, actively understanding its current climate, and am hoping to add-on to the beauty of its future.

As a resident, it is important for me to civically engage the community. I am intentionally collaborating and building with fellow stakeholders around quality of life, collective vision and action, equitable power dynamics, and strength/solutions-based initiatives.

Thank you for being this month's feature, Aja, and for being our neighbor in St. Clair Superior!

If you or someone you know lives in St. Clair Superior, contact Kaliya Smith at to share your story with the neighborhood!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center (NRRC) IS BACK! Click here to view the programming schedule for the newly remodeled Kovacic NRRC.
Introducing... David Breen

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation has recently onboarded five new members to our Board of Directors. They are committed to St. Clair Superior's growth and stability and we are honored to work with them as we continue serving the neighborhood.

Welcoming David Breen... David Breen has been the president and owner of National Bias Fabric since 2015. National Bias Fabric Company is an industry leader in textile and fabric cutting, sewing, and converting. They provide innovative solutions and services to the textile and apparel industry. National Bias was founded in 1902, and has proudly been located in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood since the 1960s. In addition to National Bias, David is the president of RediHEAT, which manufactures and sells inventive heated delivery bags for restaurants and delivery companies. A lifelong Cleveland area resident, David attended St. Ignatius High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and obtained his MBA from Cleveland State University.

Welcome to the SCSDC Family, David!
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
-James Baldwin-
Upcoming Events...
Join us at our Community Zoom this month! The St. Clair Superior Community Zoom Series is designed to build relationships between our residents, community partners and more in efforts to strengthen the community through available resources, educational forums, and interactive activities.

A representative from Cleveland Public Power will join us to answer any questions you may have and to address issues you are experiencing with power outages in the neighborhood.

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 6pm
Where: Virtual (information below)

Meeting ID: 832 0749 9873
Passcode: 870216

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,83207499873#,,,,*870216# US

Questions? Contact Kaliya Smith at
"Team Up to Clean Up" will be at Wheelock Rd and Ansel Rd. this month! Denise Dawson and St. Clair Superior Development Corp. are looking for volunteers to participate in the community cleanup to start at Wheelock Rd. and St. Clair Ave. All are welcome!

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 8:30am-2pm
Where: Wheelock Rd. & St. Clair Ave.

Click here to sign up and make sure to share the flyer with your neighbors!
Join Councilwoman Stephanie D. Howse and guests for the Ward 7 Community Meeting on Saturday, April 16. This meeting will also be virtual for residents who cannot attend in-person. Join via Zoom at the following link:

When: Wednesday, April 16th, 12-2:15pm
Where: University Church of Christ, 1885 E. 89th St.

Join neighbors David and Virginia at St. Martin De Porres High School for a St. Clair Superior Potluck over the next few months! Bring a dish, your art supplies, a board game, a friend or just yourself.

When: Saturday, May 14th, 4pm
Where: St. Martin De Porres High School, 6202 St. Clair Ave.

Click here to learn more and to RSVP for one of the upcoming potlucks.
The Cleveland Asian Festival is a grassroots festival that highlights Cleveland’s AsiaTown and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio. Organized by the community, for the community, the Cleveland Asian Festival celebrates Cleveland’s diversity and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

Sign up to volunteer!

When: Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd, 11am-7pm
Where: East 27th St & Payne Ave

Join the City of Cleveland's Community Relations Board and the Cleveland Division of Police for the 3rd District and 5th District Monthly Safety Meetings.

3rd District Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm
Where: 3rd Neighborhood Police District Community Room, 4501 Chester Ave.

Download and share the flyer with information to join virtually.

5th District Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 20th, 6pm
Where: Virtual (information provided following instructions below)

please direct message the Cleveland Police Fifth District Facebook page ASAP, with your email address, and they will add you to the invite list.
In response to the increased rise in anti-Asian/American, xenophobic harassment, and anti-hate towards marginalized communities of color, OCA is providing educational and awareness tools to combat these types of systemic oppression. The workshops are free, 1.5-hour, interactive trainings to teach people on how to be a confident and effective bystander against racism and discrimination.

When: Monthly on third Tuesdays at 6pm CT (7pm EST)
Where: Virtual (details provided upon registration)

Project LIFT Services will be hosting the Life Skills Summit for Young Men on Saturday, June 18th. The Summit is designed to provide young men, ages 14 -24, with resources, information, and linkage to critical services promoting life stability and wellness. While the Summit prioritizes the needs of black males ages 14-24, EVERYONE is welcome to attend and participate. This event will be a combination of education, linkage, and fun!

When: Saturday, June 18th, 10am-2pm
Where: Project LIFT Services, 4415 Euclid Ave.

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event, please contact Corryn Freeman, Program Assistant at (216) 465-2000 or via email at
Join Ms. Cookie at her WEEKLY Saturday art class! Every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm kids in the neighborhood are welcome to join for arts and crafts, including paint by numbers, coloring and drawing.

When: Saturdays, 1-5pm
Where: 9380 St. Clair Ave. (first floor, lobby)

Call 216-804-9262 with questions.
ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers is a program specifically designed for ready, motivated individuals who want to get into entry-level jobs in manufacturing that start them on a path of learning, advancement, raises, and a great career! In this four-week program, students learn both job readiness skills and technical competencies that are desired by the 20+ companies involved.

When: Saturday, June 18th, 10am-2pm
Where: Project LIFT Services, 4415 Euclid Ave.

Register here for the informational session and download the flyer to learn more about the program.
Are you hosting an event in the neighborhood? Do you have news or resources you would like to share with the community? Contact Julia at to be included in the next Spotlight!
LAST CHANCE: Get Your Taxes Done with The EITC Coalition

Did you know that you can get your taxes done for free? File your taxes for free and keep your full refund!

If you are an individual or family earning less than $58,000 a year, you qualify for free tax preparation services. There is no catch. You can file for free and keep your full refund.

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Since 2005, they have been helping hardworking families and individuals in Cuyahoga County make use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is the largest, most effective relief program in the country designed to supplement the income of people who are struggling to make ends meet.
Tax sites are available through Cuyahoga County for easy accessibility. Translation services are also available in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Arabic, and American Sign Language. To learn more or schedule an appointment, click here.

Upcoming Food Distributions & Pantries...

Sterling Recreation Food Giveaway
Where: Sterling Recreation Center, 1380 E. 32nd St. Cleveland, OH 44114
When: First Wednesday of every month from 2:30-4:30pm

Food Not Bombs Produce Giveaway
Where: 6321 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103
When: Second and fourth Sunday of every month from 3:00-4:00pm

Asian Services in Action (ASIA) Food Pantry
Where: ASIA Cleveland, 3631 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
When: Fourth Friday of every month
Details: Call 216-881-0330 to register by the Thursday before each month's distribution. Click here for more information.

Where: NORA, 1400 E. 55th St. Cleveland, OH 44103
When: Third Monday of every month from 10am-12pm
Details: No residency or income requirements. NORA will have turkeys at their November food pantry (Monday, November 15th). Call 216-391-6672 for the emergency pantry, which is available Mon. through Fri. from 10am-3pm. Click here for more information.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank — Food Locator Tool
Details: Use this tool to enter your address and find information for food distributions near you.
COVID-19 Resources...
  • This map shows a combination of COVID-19 testing sites throughout Ohio at private companies and retail sites, community health centers, libraries and other local partners. Due to the demand for testing being exceptionally high, each testing location has its own inventory controls and protocols for the public to access tests. Make sure to call in advance to ensure tests are available and to determine how to access tests when you find a testing site. If testing is not available for any reason, many partners can direct you to an alternate location. Click here for more information.
Free At-home COVID-19 Tests (Still available!)
  • As of January 19, every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order four at-home COVID-19 tests at no cost. The U.S. Government is providing these tests to be shipped through the U.S. Postal Service at no cost to purchase or ship. Click here for more information and to order your at-home tests.
  • All adults are now eligible to receive a booster shot for COVID-19. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are eligible for a booster dose two months after receiving the initial dose; if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you are eligible for a booster dose six months after receiving the second dose. Click here to view the fact sheet.
  • Click here to check vaccine eligibility, book your appointment and to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Call the Cleveland Department of Public Health helpline: 216-664-2222. Staff are available Monday-Friday, 9 to 5 p.m.  
The Clean & Green Trailer is Now Available!

The Clean and Green Trailer is ready to be reserved for your neighborhood cleanup! Brought to you be Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, the Clean and Green Trailer is supplied with various landscaping and cleanup tools to brighten up your community! Tools include: mowers, rakes, safety supplies, water hose, and much more.

If you wish to use the trailer, click here to reserve your dates, fill out the application, and the necessary waivers. There you will also find a complete list of tools, helpful information, and responsibilities. You must have a designated Cleanup Coordinator and a minimum of five volunteers. The trailer is available now through September!

If you have any questions, visit the website or contact Melinda Gigante at
Bird E-Bikes Have Come to Cleveland!

Have you enjoyed the new electric bikes (e-bikes) that have been launched throughout the city? Bird, a shared mobility company that already provides electric scooters (e-scooters) in Cleveland, just distributed 100 e-bikes in March!
E-bikes are a cheap, safe and convenient alternative to travel short distances in the city. You can find an e-bike across the city at dockless stations. Because they do not require specific bike racks to rent or return, they can be picked up and left in any area between the curb and walkway.

E-bikes are activated through Bird’s smartphone app. The cost is $1 to begin the ride and $0.45 for each minute of your ride. E-bikes are capped at 20 miles per hour, allowing for a safe ride!

No smartphone? Interested in community pricing for senior citizens, US Veterans, and individuals participating in a state or federal assistance program? Click here to learn more!

Job Opportunities...
Energy Services Intake Specialist, CHN Housing Partners
Maintenance Technician, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
General Labor, STD Specialty Filters
General Labor, Met-Chem Inc.
Full-time Dishwasher, Li Wah Restaurant
Upcoming Programs at the Addison Branch

Weekly Take and Write: Poetry Month — Monday, April 18
Scholars will learn and practice a different form of poetry each week. Examples include Acrostic, Concrete/Shape, Haiku and Blackout.

Preschool Storytime — Tuesday, April 19 | 10:30am
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

All About Bats — Tuesday, April 19 | 4pm
Learn about bats through stories and a writing activity.

Frank Lloyd Wright — Thursday, April 21 | 4pm
Learn about one of the fathers of American architecture, then use a building kit to model shapes and structures inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

Family Game Time — Saturday, April 23 | 3pm
It's Family Game time! Stop at the library and enjoy a game of Uno, dominos, left/right/center, checkers, and many more to choose from. Fun to be had by all!

Take-and-Make: Penguin Magnet — Monday, April 25
Celebrate World Penguin Day by picking up a free take-and-make craft kit and making a penguin thermometer magnet. While supplies last.

Weekly Take and Write: Poetry Month — Monday, April 25
Scholars will learn and practice a different form of poetry each week. Examples include Acrostic, Concrete/Shape, Haiku and Blackout.

Preschool Storytime — Tuesday, April 26 | 10:30am
Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 include stories, songs, activities, and rhymes specially designed to support reading readiness and foster the social and emotional skills that kids need to succeed as they enter Kindergarten.

Contact the library:
6901 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone: 216-623-6906

Library hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am–6pm
Sun: Closed

For more information on events and programs at the Addison branch, click here.