"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-Anais Nin-

Happy New Year, St. Clair Superior!

We hope you and your families are settling into 2024 happy and healthy... and ready for more growth in our neighborhood!

A Note from SCSDC's Board of Directors


Dear St. Clair Superior Community,


As we step into another promising year, we, the Board of Directors, extend our heartfelt greetings to each and every one of you in the vibrant St. Clair Superior neighborhood. 


Our commitment to you, the heart and soul of this community, remains steadfast and resolute. We are dedicated to serving all residents and stakeholders, providing the necessary guidance and resources to bolster the operations of the St Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC). Central to our mission is ensuring that your voice and recommendations are not just heard, but are the driving force behind the SCSDC's plans and programs. 


We believe in the power of collaboration and will continue to convene monthly community meetings, creating a platform for open dialogue and collective decision-making. Moreover, we are fervently committed to restoring stable leadership within the SCSDC. Our goal is to assemble a team characterized not just by their expertise, but by their passion and dedication to our neighborhood's growth and well-being. 


Together, we look forward to a year of impactful action, meaningful progress, and strengthened bonds within our beloved community.


Warmest regards,

The Board of Directors, SCSDC

Community Builder Terri Hamilton Brown Joins St. Clair Superior Development Corporation as its Interim Director


We recently announced the very exciting news that Terri Hamilton Brown, an accomplished local community and economic development professional with a proven track record in transformative initiatives and advocacy leadership, has joined St. Clair Superior Development Corporation as its Interim Director.


Read the full press release here.

Upcoming Events...

Join us for the January Community Meeting at Kovacic Recreation Center. We will be discussing block clubs, St. Clair Superior's tool lending library and more... bring a neighbor!


When: Wednesday, January 31st, 6-7:30pm

Where: Kovacic Rec Center, 6250 Saint Clair Ave.


Download the flyer here.

SAVE THE DATE: Cleveland Kurentovanje is making its way to our neighborhood once again. Events will be occurring all week prior to the event, click here for more information.


When: Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Where: Slovenian National Home, 6409 St. Clair Ave.

Upcoming Food Distributions & Pantries...


There are several organizations in our service area in St. Clair Superior who are helping those in need of food. Below are a few of those resources in our community.


St. Martin de Porres Monthly Food Pantry

Where: Saint Martin de Porres High School, 6202 St. Clair Ave

When: Every 3rd Friday, 2-3pm

Details: Call 216-881-1689 with questions. Click here for more information about St. Martin de Porres.


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.


Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA) Food Pantry

Where: NORA, 1400 E. 55th St. Cleveland, OH 44103

When: Third Monday of every month from 10am-12pm

Details: No residency or income requirements. Call 216-391-6672 for the emergency pantry, which is available Mon. through Fri. from 10am-3pm. Click here for more information.


Famicos Food Distribution Food Pantry

Where: Hough Multipurpose Center, 8555 Hough Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106

When: The last Thursday of every month from 10am-1pm

Details: Open to all residents of Wards 7, 9, or 10. Please bring photo ID and your own bags or boxes. Fresh produce, canned goods, boxed items. 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.

From SCSDC: Real Estate & Placemaking Updates


Tools and Tool Lending Library Coming to St. Clair Superior


Are you looking to fix up something at your house in 2024? Do you have a growing to-do list without the right tools to get the job done? Look no further... your local community development corporation, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, might have just what you need. Thanks to the folks at Huntington Bank and Ace Hardware, SCSDC will be launching a tool lending library over the next couple of months in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood.


This project is part of a grant awarded to our CDC by Huntington Bank and the tools will be provided by the wonderful folks at Ace Hardware. We will have almost every tool needed for any household project, short of what a general contractor would need to perform the work. So if it’s a small job, or a honey-do list, and you don’t have the tool or tools you need to get the job done right, give SCSDC a call! Don’t spend valuable money on a tool we can loan you.


We will explain the tool lending process and have our friends from Huntington and Ace at our next community meeting on January 31, 2024. Download the flyer here.


*REMINDER: SCSDC has launched a pilot Home Repair Program. Learn more about eligibility here.


Roscoe Morgan

Assistant Director for Real Estate & Placemaking, SCSDC

APPLY FOR SCSDC's HOME REPAIR PROGRAM

Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Family Support Information

SCSDC's Stakeholder Association Membership Program


We have recently launched our Business Membership Program! Membership to our Stakeholder Association comes with several benefits: your logo and links to your organization on our website and newsletter, networking opportunities, and a member door cling. But, most importantly, it shows that you’re a part of the fabric of the community and helps share the story of this extraordinary neighborhood. 


Learn more and become a member here.

Our Stakeholder Association Members:

JACK, JOSEPH AND MORTON MANDEL FOUNDATION

4WALLS

LI WAH RESTAURANT

ASIA PLAZA

Bus Feature: A Cozy, Vintage AsiaTown Airbnb


Another Hidden Gem in AsiaTown


Located on a quiet street in Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood is a home with two cozy Airbnb units, brought to you by hosts Bob and Marcia Garrity who live directly across the street from the duplex. The Garrity's have been in the business of hosting now for 3 plus years and have since earned the title of Superhost, something that speaks volumes for the type of work and service they provide.


The Garrity’s provide a guest-favorite cozy experience. You let yourself into your unit, either the downstairs or upstairs apartment, after handling your reservations and payments through their easy-to-use online portal. The apartment becomes yours to love, rest, work in and enjoy while you’re in town. At this location you’re close to all the Downtown, AsiaTown and St. Clair Superior amenities, venues and restaurants.


The Garrity's love the culture and community of their neighborhood, along with the fact that their space is close to downtown, sport venues and all the great restaurants and activities Cleveland has to offer. Outside of being Airbnb hosts, the Garrity’s are urban farmers, with two bee hives and an upstairs yoga studio in one of the homes on their cozy compound.


So, when you’re in the Cleveland area consider staying at one of these cozy Airbnbs in the St. Clair Superior community.


View the downstairs apartment and upstairs apartment in AsiaTown on Airbnb.

Financial Literacy Courses


Coming to you from a partnership between SCSDC & PNC Bank...


Take control of your financial future with PNC Bank’s financial literacy series! Whether you’re looking to create a budget, save for a major purchase, or plan for retirement, this series has something for everyone.


The series will be taught by David Zhou from PNC Bank every other week starting Saturday, February 24th at Kovacic Rec Center. Contact St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (information below) to reserve your spot. Please note that reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.


Office Phone: (216) 881–0644

Email: kgarlock@stclairsuperior.org


Course Schedule:

February 24, 2024

March 9, 2024

March 23, 2024

April 6, 2024

April 20, 2024

Don't forget to look out for a few familiar faces and places as you watch (and share!) our brand-new St. Clair Superior neighborhood video!

Job Opportunities...

In Our Neighborhood:

Caretaker/Custodian, Slovenian National Home

Multiple Positions, KafeLA

Multiple Positions, ASIA, Inc.

Multiple Positions, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Multiple Positions, CHN Housing Partners

Multiple Positions, SIFCO Industries, Inc.

Multiple Positions, City of Cleveland

Search jobs in the area on OhioMeansJobs

Not sure what you're looking for? Take a look at our Business Directory to find businesses in our neighborhood that may be looking for new employees!

Upcoming Programs & Events at the Addison Library Branch


Preschool Storytime (ages 3–5) — Every Wednesday | 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.


Friendship Bracelets — Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 4pm

February is International Friendship Month. Let's celebrate by making braided friendship bracelets.


Valentine’s Day Take-and-Make — Friday, Feb. 9 | 10am

Pick up a grab bag of supplies to create a valentine for someone you love.


Family Story Hour — Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2pm

Families are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and activities focused on early learning skills and fostering a love of reading.


For more events and programs hosted by Addison branch, click here.


Contact the library:

6901 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone: 216-623-6906

Email: Addison.Branch@cpl.org


Library hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am–6pm

Sun: Closed

ICYMI...

Report streetlight and power outages

Step Forward's Energy Assistance Programs

Reverify your information for utility assistance

There are two new restaurants in Cleveland's AsiaTown

Learn more about CHN Housing Partner's Property Tax Assistance Program

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