A new 26-station computer lab for Central Neighborhood residents is open. Located at 2617 Central Avenue, Cedar Estates (across from the Cedar Recreational Center-Bath House), the lab will have open hours for residents to do homework, job searches and other . Free computer training, basic and advanced, is also available. Call 216-236-3292 or go to www.connectcommunity.org.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority wants to transform Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood and is applying for a $250,000 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to plan the project.
The Choice Neighborhood project, a complementary program to Promise Neighborhood, aims to physically transform a portion of Central, specifically Cedar Estates public housing. But the Choice program is wide-ranging focusing beyond housing to neighborhood redevelopment.
CMHA must also plan social service and education opportunity improvements in the neighborhood, and is working closely with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and its partners which is doing similar planning under the Promise Neighborhood project.
The portion of Central CMHA is focusing on corresponds to the same area and three schools the Promise project is targeting to work with residents and community leaders to ensure children are ready for school and succeed academically in excellent schools.