Community

Hands Across CLE Brings Residents Together From East and West Side For Celebration

The City of Cleveland's Community Relations Board held its second Hands Across CLE event on June 15th on Mall C next to Cleveland City Hall. Hands Across CLE is aimed at joining residents together - from the East Side and the West Side – to make Cleveland stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community and promoting friendships. The culminating event will take place on Friday, September 21st on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge. The street festival will be held from noon to 2:00pm and include art, live entertainment and refreshments.

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


  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson Hosts First Jobs Match Week: May 15-May 19

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    Available positions range from entry-level to mid-management and technology.

  • June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

    June is the month dedicated to raising awareness about abuse of the elderly. Abuse comes in different forms and can be physical, financial, emotional, sexual,  and include neglect or abandonment. Elder abuse can take place in an older person's home; in an institution; or (via scammers) over the phone, via computer, or at the victim's front door. Sadly, many cases of abuse are at the hands of family.

  • Cleveland Road Work News

    Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than in years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

  • The City is Hiring: City of Cleveland Weekly Jobs Round-Up

    The City of Cleveland is hiring! Many positions have been added thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget resulting from the passage of Issue 32.

  • Community Meetings for DOJ Consent Decree Plans

    The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the input of Cleveland residents on several new plans to be implemented in 2018. Information is available for public comment, and community meetings are being held throughout the city from June 11th to the 27th. 

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    Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. This annual event will be held on Thursday June 28th from 2 to 5pm. It's a celebration of insects and their relatives, and designed for children of all ages. The festival will include face painting, music and snow cones for participants.

  • City of Cleveland 2018 Program to Repair Sidewalks Damaged by Tree Roots has Begun

    The City will provide door hanger notices to residents before work begins.Traffic and pedestrian access may be temporarily restricted or delayed. The project includes sidewalk repairs on multiple streets which have sidewalks damaged by tree roots, and can include sidewalk removal and replacement, root pruning, or the removal of trees, if necessary. If a tree must be removed, a new tree will be planted at no charge to the resident.

  • City Releases Three Plans In Compliance with DOJ Consent Decree for Public Comment

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  • Chalk-A-Walk Festival Public Sidewalk Drawing Event, Showagon to Perform

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  • Base Cleveland Veteran News

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  • Local, State and Federal Partners Announce River Safety Tips at Cleveland Press Conference

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    The Department of Aging assists seniors with the application process for the HEAP Summer Crisis Program which is a federally funded program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Assistance. Income-eligible households with a household member who is 60 years of age or older or has a certified medical condition are eligible to receive assistance. 

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  • City of Cleveland to Relaunch Waste Collection and Recycling Regulation Enforcement

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  • Hands Across Cleveland Events to Promote Unity

    The City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to “Hands Across CLE” events. Some events will include live entertainment and refreshments. By joining together – from the East Side to the West Side – the City can become stronger and safer by making connections among diverse neighborhoods, building community among residents and promoting friendships across Cleveland.

  • Several GIS Maps Display Local Information

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  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

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