Championship City!

Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers! The win in Game 7 of the NBA finals on Sunday June 19th set off an amazing week of celebration, capped by the Cleveland Cavaliers Championship Parade and Rally, where an estimated 1.3 million people attended the city’s first major sports championship since 1964. We always knew this was a […]

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Celebrates Vibrant City Award Winners

Former Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman Honored With Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award On May 2, 2016, Cleveland’s thriving community development industry celebrated the creation of a Hispanic-themed open air market, a new nighttime market in AsiaTown, tax preparation assistance for city residents, creative neighborhood marketing efforts and tireless, transformative efforts by local […]


Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is pleased to announce that Cleveland Metroparks is the first-ever winner of the Vibrant City Impact Award. Cleveland Metroparks will receive this award at the May 2 Vibrant City Awards Lunch. Winners for seven other Vibrant City Awards and the Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award will be announced at […]

Neighbor Up!

Our friends at Neighborhood Connections launched the Neighbor Up network in 2012. This effort aims to: bring people together across lines of difference create a web of collaboration and exchange and encourage residents from different neighborhoods, as well as institutional leaders, to work together to respond innovatively to the challenges that plague our communities. There are […]

Detroit Shoreway residents and stakeholders honored

The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization hosted its annual meeting on Thursday February 25th. In addition to hundreds of guests attending and enjoying a wonderful meal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish on Detroit Avenue, the CDC presented numerous neighborhood awards. Congratulations to all of the DSCDO award winners: Irene Catlin Award– Michele Sommerfelt […]

New videos to promote Southeast CLE neighborhoods

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress joined forces with three local community development organizations to increase promotions for the neighborhoods on the southeast side of town. Utilizing support from the City of Cleveland’s Cable Television Minority Arts & Education Fund at the Cleveland Foundation, our organization worked with Mt. Pleasant Now Development Corp., Union Miles Development Corp. and […]

Nominations being accepted for the 2016 Vibrant City Awards

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is getting set to host more than 600 guests on May 2, 2016 at its second annual Vibrant City Awards Lunch. The event will take place at the famed Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. The organization will present nine awards focusing on the revitalization that is taking place in Cleveland’s neighborhoods.  Chris Hodgson of […]

Greater University Circle Initiative turns 10 years old

Last month, hundreds of community stakeholders gathered for the most recent Cleveland Foundation Fred Talk. The topic was the exciting update and renewal of support for the Greater University Circle Initiative and the successful Greater Circle Living housing incentive program.  Neighborhood anchor institutions have pledged an additional $3.2 million to continue the program, which offers […]

History project for Ward 1 performed by Cleveland Restoration Society

Cleveland Restoration Society, a nonprofit community development organization that advocates for historic preservation has collaborated with leadership in Ward 1 to complete an oral history project for the Harvard/Lee Seville neighborhoods.  You can read more about the effort here on To learn more about the participating organizations, check out and

#HackCLE @ Year 1

[wordpress_file_upload] Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is proud to welcome #HackCLE @ Year 1 to the St. Luke’s Weinberg Auditorium on December 4, 2015. Hack Cleveland is a working collective focused on advancing social justice through modeling our vision of an open, inclusive and affirming community. It fosters the development and adoption of tech tools that position […]