On the edge of Cleveland’s Tremont and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods, we have an exciting, yet challenging community—one that suffers from widespread poverty and crime. In our community:
- 14% of adults are unemployed, a rate higher than the state and national averages.
- 60-65% of families with children live at or below the poverty line.
- 48% of teenagers never graduate from high school.
- People come from more ethnic backgrounds than any other neighborhood in Ohio, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.
Since its beginnings in 2001, Scranton Road Ministries CDC has provided educational and workforce development opportunities for 6,500 young people in our neighborhood, in addition to 2,000 adults, all focused on revitalizing our community, one life at a time.
Our programs for youth include:
- After School Enrichment: Between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day, this program provides a place for middle school students to do homework, play in a safe place, and learn technological skills, such as Microsoft Word literacy, basic layout and graphic design, and more..
- Youth Jobs Partnership: This in-depth mentoring program gets high schools students ready for the workforce through a combination of academic support, career skills training, and one-on-one mentoring.
Our programs for adults include:
- Community Health Fair: Each year, this family-friendly event offers free health screenings of all kinds, as well as nutrition and wellness education and information.
- Legal Clinic: In this unique ministry, volunteer attorneys offer educational seminars as well as one-on-one advisory sessions to educate and assist members of our community who are dealing with legal concerns.