Community

African American Cultural Garden (Phase 1) Construction is Complete

The structural sculptures of Phase 1 of the African American Cultural Garden along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard is now complete. Landscapers are carefully planting shrubbery and arranging the scenery in an attractively floral design that will pay homage to the Garden’s history. The Garden will serve as a tribute to the history, culture, artistry and enduring strength of people of African and American heritage throughout Greater Cleveland, the United States and the African Diaspora.

Animals and Pets: Dog licenses and parks, pet adoption and reclaiming, spay- neuter referalls, animal complaints, volunteer opportunities, zoo


Career Center: City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio jobs and employment assistance and training


Education and Learning: CMSD information, fine arts and other recreation center classes, safety classes for all ages incuding CPR training, lead-safe living


Environment: Environmental health, energy conservation clinics, trash pick-up schedules, recycling in Cleveland, sustainability


Getting Around: Airports, traffic cameras, public transportation, public parking and parking meters, street repairs, potholes


Health & Human Services: Local services and resources including employment assistance, health screening, housing, cemeteries


Housing and Home Improvement: Tenant information, mortgage and home remodeling/repair loans, paint refund program, sidewalk programs, historic preservation, landbank, permit information, housing discrimination, taxes


Residents Information Center:  Hiring contractors, buying cars, housing discrimination complaints, damage from potholes, paying for tickets, courts and laws, taxes, downtown parking


Safety and Emergency: Safety education, safety volunteers, senior safety, emergency preparedness


Seniors: Home maintenance programs, utility assistance, eviction, activities, volunteer opportunities, health and social services


Things To Do: Visual and performance arts, recreation centers, golf, swimming


  • Summer Food Service Program

    This year the Summer Lunch program will serve children ages 1-18 Monday thru Friday at various City of Cleveland playground sites, recreation centers, and nonprofit organizations. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More information is available from the Department of Recreation at 216.664.2561.

  • Division of Recreation Offers Free Fun for All!

    Offered by the Department of Recreation: Sand Volleyball, summer camp at Camp George L. Forbes, baseball and softball for youth ages 4—19, Jr. Golf for Cleveland youth ages 9-17, outdoor pools and spray basins, learn to swim classes, Showagon (looking for local talent!), free summer lunch program and more!

  • College Scholarship for Students With Firefighting Parent

    Rosenbaum & Associates has created a $3,000 scholarship opportunity specifically for college students who grew up with a firefighting parent or step parent. This award is available to families in Cleveland. To be eligible, participants must be graduating high school in 2016 or actively enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in the US (graduate students are welcomed).

  • Stray Cat Sterilization Available

    Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population.  The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization for feral cats.

  • Bike Rack Service Available Downtown on East 4th

    The service comes complete with parking spaces, personal lockers, and changing/shower facilities at 2148 East 4th. Those needing more information may call 216.771.7120.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

    These maps give a better understanding of issues and trends and support awareness and better decision making. They include capital improvements, crime data, EPA regulated facilities, routing, and more.

  • Financial Exploitation Seminar Available Online

    The City of Cleveland Departments of Finance, Aging and Public Safety presented a workshop in the Rotunda about methods of criminal operations and preventative measures for financial crimes targeting the elderly. A recording of the seminar is now available online.

  • Senior's Economic Security Project (ESP)

    ESP helps older adults and adults with disabilities in need of benefits, housing, legal services, health assistance, finances, employment and more!

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • Endangered and Threatened Species Art Contest for Ages 6-18

    The CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program invites all Northeast Ohio young and aspiring artists to put their creative skills to work for wildlife. Youth artists are encouraged to learn about the plight of endangered species and wildlife around the globe with special emphasis on Ohio’s endangered and threatened species. Inclusions of positive perspectives are also encouraged.

  • RiverSweep 2016 is Saturday May 7th

    RiverSweep is Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort. Each year, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, local businesses, schools and individuals team up to clean several sites in Cleveland. RiverSweep 2016 will happen from 9am to noon on Saturday May 7th. In 2015, 919 volunteers removed over 54 tons of trash, including 389 tires!

  • National Drinking Water Week: May 1st through 7th

    The Cleveland Water system is one of the oldest in the country. It is the largest water system in the state of Ohio and among the 10 largest in the US. Today, it covers a 640 square mile service area across five NEO counties. Around the clock, Cleveland Water’s 1,100 employees take pride in delivering safe drinking water to 1.4 million people in Cleveland and in 79 surrounding communities. 

  • 5/27: Department of Aging Presents Annual Senior Day Celebration

    For years Cleveland has highlighted the achievements and importance of its elder community with an annual Senior Day. This celebration is held in May, which is Older Americans Month, and includes an information fair, recognition of outstanding seniors, lunch and entertainment.

  • Citywide 50/50 Sidewalk Repair Program

    Requests for the 2016 50/50 Sidewalk Repair Program are now being taken with new and better pricing. Homeowners needing cost estimate inspections are asked to contact the City at 216.664.2232. Matching funds are limited and the program will close when all funds allocated have been exhausted. Funds are granted on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Notice to Spring Cleaners: Gently Used Furniture Wanted!

    The Cleveland Furniture Bank will gladly accept donations of couches, chairs, dining room sets, dressers, mattresses and box springs as well as major working appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers and more. This is a 501c3 charity and all donations are tax deductible. Home pickups in Northeast Ohio can be scheduled online at clevelandfurniturebank.org or at 216.459.2265, ext 101.

  • Illegal Dumping Pollutes and Lowers Property Values

    The Environmental Crimes Task Force was established in 2014 to investigate crimes related to illegal dumping, which is severely damaging the environment. Anyone witnessing illegal dumping can call 9-1-1, 66-DUMP or their local neighborhood council office. Illegal dumping invites more crimes and the only way to stop it is to report it.

  • Cleveland Bike Plan to Add 70+ Miles of Bikeway by 2017

    A new Bikeway Implementation Plan has been designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. The goal of the Citys plan is to provide cycling amenities in every neighborhood, whether for transportation or recreational use.

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