Director's Corner

We all know how hazardous our streets can be for pedestrians. Better infrastructure for people on foot and cyclists in our city and especially our neighborhood would be a game changer in making it even easier to get to work, downtown, or even Lake Erie. That is why the news of the Superior Midway is so exciting!

What is the Superior Midway? It is the first leg in a larger protected pedestrian roadway that will one day go around the entire city of Cleveland and the first phase is beginning on Superior Ave. from Public Square all the way to E. 55th. It is still a couple years away but with such a major change on a major street it is important to get input from you, the residents! Visit the recently-launched website to learn about the project, get updates on meetings and timelines, and most importantly give your feedback. Have a safe summer everyone.

Jeremy Taylor, SCSDC Executive Director
Learn more about the Better Streets Committee, a pilot initiative from Bike Cleveland that will be including St. Clair Superior to improve the infrastructure in our neighborhood!
Have You Wanted to Get More Involved in Our Neighborhood?

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) in conjunction with the Mandel Foundation is seeking an energetic and passionate person to aid in the continued rebuilding of the St. Clair Superior community. This person should be committed to building a strong community of neighbors who want to help make the St. Clair Superior community a safe, thriving community of choice.

Download the job description for Community Engagement Specialist and apply by Friday, July 29th.
Welcoming... Max Malley

Max Malley, Community Engagement Intern, is a rising junior from John Carroll University and is interning with the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) through JCU’s Center for Service and Social Action. At SCSCDC, Max is primarily focused on developing public safety initiatives to make the St. Clair Superior neighborhood a safer and more prosperous place for all. At John Carroll University, he is on track to graduate with a major in Political Science and a minor in Leadership Development. Additionally, he is the President of the Class of 2024 and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. In his spare time, Max enjoys driving, spending time with friends, reading, and practicing basketball.

Welcome to our neighborhood, Max!
"We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community."
-Dorothy Day-
Upcoming Events...
Join us for a Neighborhood BBQ! Free food, resources and neighborhood news to come!

When: Friday, July 15th, 4-6pm
Where: St. Clair Plaza, 6321 St. Clair Ave.

Join Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA) at their produce giveaway and expungement clinic resource fair. The resource fair will connect individuals with various assistance programs and resources that are available throughout the City. No residency or income requirements for the food pantry!

When: Friday, July 15th, 12-2pm
Where: NORA, 1400 E. 55th St.

University Hospitals is hosting a safety fair with free food from a Swenson's food truck and Chris's Ice Cream Truck!

When: Saturday, July 30th, 10am-12pm
Where: UH Rainbow Ahuja Center for Women & Children, 5805 Euclid Ave.

Famicos Foundation is hosting PC distributions with PC’s for People down the street from us in Glenville and Hough.

When: Monday, July 25th
Where: Steeple Chase Apartments, 661 E. 103rd AND Willson Towers Apartments, 1919 E. 55th St.

Contact Shabreese Murphy, Community Engagement Specialist – Neighbor to Neighbor at Famicos Foundation with questions: 216-791-6476 x379
Join Ingenuity Cleveland at Ignite! Neighbor Nights - The Power of Words. Neighbor Nights are a FREE, family friendly monthly event celebrating our neighborhood! This month, we will explore the power of words through social justice, storytelling and cultural power. Join us for journal making activities, spoken word and performance from Temple of Passions, open mic hosted by Beautiful Blasphemy, and activities from Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Cleveland Kids Book Bank, Recess Cleveland, and Ghostbusters Cleveland.

When: Thursday, July 21st from 5-8pm
Where: Goldhorn Brewery, 1361 E 55th St.


Re-discover St. Clair Superior with Ward 10 Councilman Anthony T. Hairston, Famicos Foundation and St. Clair Superior Development Corporation! Participate in a series of community conversations to help shape the neighborhood plan for St. Clair Superior.

When: Multiple dates/times throughout the summer (see photo above)
Where: Multiple locations (see photo above)

Invite a few neighbors or friends to re-discover St. Clair Superior with you! Learn more here.

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)

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.
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 jferra@stclairsuperior.org to be included in the next Spotlight!
REMINDER: The City of Cleveland Curbside Recycling Program began last month! Residents can still opt-in to receive curbside recycling services. To enroll, complete the online form at clerecycles.com or call 216.664.3030.
Upcoming Food Distributions & Pantries...

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. 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.
Apply to the Cleveland Solar Program

If you are looking for an addition to your home that is free of charge and good for the environment, look no further than the Cleveland Solar Program! Residents whose roofs have recently been repaired and have had their homes weatherized would be great candidates for this program! Note: There are only enough funds for a few systems, and not everyone who applies will be selected for an installation. Solar panels are a tested and reliable technology that will reduce energy costs with little to no maintenance.

To participate, the resident must be under the income limits in the graphic below and must own their own home. Learn more here.
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. 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.
  • 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.  
  • View the COVID-19 Booster Shot fact sheet.
DON'T FORGET: Neighborhood Leadership Development Program & Community Development Corporation Leadership Program Seek 2022 Applicants

If you are passionate, committed and dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community, you may be excited by, and ready for, one of two valuable leadership development programs. NLDP and CDCLP are programs of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. Both programs are at no cost to participants.
 
The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), for 15 years, has offered community engagement leadership training for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects in the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.
 
The Community Development Corporation Leadership Program (CDCLP) launched, and will soon be graduating, its first cohort. CDCLP is the Cleveland area’s only leadership program specifically designed for Community Development Corporation Executive level leadership.
  
The application period is now open!
 
The deadline for NLDP applications is August 14th. For additional information on NLDP and to view the curriculum and online application, visit nldpcleveland.com or call 216-776-6170.
The CDCLP deadline is August 4th. For additional information on CDCLP and to view the curriculum and online application, visit cdclp.org or call 216-776-6172.

Think you have what it takes? Apply to make a difference!
Job Opportunities...
At St. Clair Superior Development Corporation:

In Our Neighborhood:
Maintenance Technician, CHN Housing Partners
Office Coordinator (part-time), Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Medical Assistant, ASIA, Inc.
Multiple Positions, SIFCO Industries, Inc.
Multiple Positions, City of Cleveland
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!
Dolly Parton Imagination Library

If you're looking for a way for your child to spend the summer days, look no further than the Dolly Parton Imagination Library!

This book gifting program, presented by The Literacy Cooperative and created by Dolly Parton, mails free, new, age-appropriate, high-quality books to registered children's homes from birth until they turn five. Parents of children ages four-and-a-half years old and younger can enroll online at www.literacycooperative.org or by texting FREEBOOKS to (216) 412-9005.

Books arrive eight-to-ten weeks after the initial order. There is no cost or obligation to the child's family. Enjoy this free resource from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! Program available in all Ohio counties.
Upcoming Programs at the Addison Branch

Young Scholars’ Academy: Beginner — Thursday, July 14 | 10:15am
The Beginner Academy is for scholars ages 3 to 4 (not entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2022) and their parent or other caring adult. The scholar must be 3 years old by the start of the academy. Together, enjoy a literacy-based program which is engaging for scholars while providing parents with researched based tips. Then, continue to explore learning through activities including unstructured play. Take home materials and books provided to extend learning into the home! Space is limited. Register now at Young Scholars Academy-Beginner Registration-Summer 2022. Questions? Call 216-623-7114

Saturday Family Time — Saturday, July 16 | 1pm
Join us for an afternoon of FUN with the family. We will have games, show a family friendly movie, and weather permitting outdoor activities. It's Family Game time! Come and beat the staff in game of UNO or Giant Jenga.

Take-and-Make: Toy Binoculars — Monday, July 18
Use the materials and instructions provided to show off art skills and create your own make-believe binoculars for imaginative outside playtime! (While supplies last.)

Take-and-Make: Toy Binoculars — Tuesday, July 19
Use the materials and instructions provided to show off art skills and create your own make-believe binoculars for imaginative outside playtime! (While supplies last.)

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5) — Tuesday, July 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.

Summer Lit League Activities — Tuesday, July 19 | 1pm
The Future Is Now….READ! Enjoy weekly summer reading activities for kids along with reading challenges, prizes, and more! Get started today at cpl.beanstack.org.

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.
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