Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a collaborative initiative with residents, agencies, the school district, business and funders working together to develop effective programs and services to ensure that children are healthy, ready for kindergarten, go to good schools and graduate from high school to go on to college or other educational opportunities and on to a career. The initiative also is committed to the goal of transforming the neighborhood into a community where every child goes to college. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland acts as the lead organization.


The pipeline of solutions, including academic, family and community supports and unifying strategies to bind the initiative together. See our Promise Advisory Board members.


The Promise Neighborhood


The area in red defines the boundaries of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. A little more than 1.2 miles and encompassing eight census tracts, the section runs from Euclid Avenue to Woodland Avenue and from East 22nd to East 55th streets. The initiative is partnering with three elementary schools in the area. Read the 09-10 school year state report cards on the three schools: Marion-Sterling, George Washington Carver and Carl & Stokes Central Academy.


Promise Partners*

A Cultural Exchange, Applewood Centers, Inc., BeechBrook, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, Boy Scouts of Greater Cleveland, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.,Care Alliance, Catholic Charities Community Services, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Families and Children, City of Cleveland, City Year Cleveland, Charter One Bank, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University, Coalition for a Better Life/Peace in the Hood, College Now Greater Cleveland, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Dominion, Eaton Corporation, Environmental Health Watch, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Foluke Cultural Arts Center, Inc., Friendly Inn Settlement House, George Gund Foundation, Guidestone-Stepstone Academy, Help Me Grow, Higher Education Compact, Invest in Children, KeyBank, Literacy Cooperative, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, MYCOM, Neighborhood Connections, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, NewBridge, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland-STANCE Project. PNC, Progressive Arts Alliance, RPM International, Inc., Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Starting Point for Childcare and Early Education, The Cleveland Foundation, The Huntington National Bank, The Phillis Wheatley Association, Third Federal Foundation, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Towards Employment, US Bank, Vocational Guidance Services, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, YWCA
* The Promise partner list continues to grow