To Become a Member Organization:

The deadline for 2014 membership has now passed. If you are interested in being considered for 2015 membership, please contact Cynthia Ries at cynthia@communityshares.org for information about the process.

Our Current Member Organizations Include:

(Click on member names listed in green for links to their websites)

Adoption Network Cleveland
Advocates for the basic civil rights of adoptees to know their past.  Helps youth waiting to be adopted in Cuyahoga County identify and recruit families, greatly enhancing their chances to avoid homelessness or incarceration and succeed in life. adoptionnetwork.org

Arts Collinwood
Enriches the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment. Supports artists, exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for all ages. artscollinwood.org

Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation
Strives to further the wellbeing of the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood.  Programs include connecting youth to job and skills training, organizing neighborhood watches, senior handyman service, and homeowner assistance finding reputable contractors. www.bpdc.org

Bike Cleveland
Cleveland's only advocacy group for cyclists; holds bike fix-a-thons, educates motorists and cyclists on safety procedures, and advocates for bike lanes and bike-friendly policy.

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
A neighborhood-based organization located on Cleveland's east side that initiates and cultivates improvements in housing, retail, employment, and recreation. bbcdevelopment.org

CityMusic Cleveland
Builds communities through the arts by performing free professional orchestra concerts and providing free after-school youth orchestra programs. citymusiccleveland.org

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Fosters compassion and ends animal suffering through adoptions, humane investigations, spay/neuter, and education. Serves more than 16,000 animals each year through a variety of programs. clevelandapl.org

Cleveland Jobs with Justice
Engages in issue-based campaigns that protect workers' rights to organize and promote a higher standard of living for all working people. clevelandjwj.org

Cleveland MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program)
Promotes education and awareness in the Greater Cleveland African-American population about organ and tissue donation and issues related to prevention and wellness. clevelandmottep.org 

Cleveland Public Theatre
Inspires, nurtures, challenges, educates and empowers artists and audiences in order to make the Cleveland pub lic a more conscious and compassionate community.  cptonline.org

Cogswell Hall
Permanent affordable housing and supportive services for low income adults challenged by mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelesness. cogswellhall.org

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
A neighborhood-based organization on the near west side of Cleveland engaged in affordable housing, community organizing and a range of other neighborhood improvement activities. dscdo.org

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
216.391.HELP (4357) or 216.651.8484
Committed to ending domestic violence through shelter, education and services that foster peaceful relationships.    dvcac.org

ESOP (Empowering & Strengthening Ohio's People)
Uses community organizing methods to address banking, education, predatory lending and safety issues in Ohio. esop-cleveland.org

Environmental Health Watch
Provides information, assistance and advocacy on house hold and community environmental health concerns and conducts special projects on childhood asthma, lead poi soning and chemical accident prevention. ehw.org  

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
Provides quality health care services, free of charge, to uninsured indi viduals and works to make health care available to all. thefreeclinic.org

Promotes a more vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland and University Heights through innovative ideas and increased civic engagement; publishes the volunteer-led paper, The Heights Observer. futureheights.org

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Creates partnerships among low-income families, congregations, corporations, foundations and individuals to eliminate substandard housing and strengthen neighborhoods by building and rehabilitating homes and operates the ReStore for resale of construction materials.  clevelandhabitat.org

HandsOn Northeast Ohio
Engages Northeast Ohio individuals and organizations in citizen-managed volunteer opportunities that meet community needs, strengthen community involvement, and build capacity of local community organizations. handsonneo.org

Heights Community Congress
Serves as a monitor and advocate for diverse communi ties. Involves community residents in identifying and solving issues of mutual concern. . heightscongress.org

Housing Research & Advocacy Center
Works to eliminate housing discrimination in Northeast Ohio by providing those at risk with intervention and advocacy, educating housing providers and conducting and disseminating research. thehousingcenter.org  

IRTF (InterReligious Task Force on Central America)
Works to change U.S. policies, corporate actions and con sumer behaviors that undermine justice, both here and abroad. irtfcleveland.org

Independent Pictures
Presents and produces the work of emerging media artists, bringing their work and the message of social justice to a larger audience. ohiofilms.com

Lake Erie Ink
Works to give youth a voice through writing, holding after-school literacy programs, creative expression workshops, and summer creative writing camps.  www.lakeerieink.org

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Works toward a society free of homophobia and gender oppression by advancing the respect, dignity and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. lgbtcleveland.org

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)
Advances equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability - to gain, maintain, or regain their independence through employment services, community access, and independent living services. leapinfo.org

Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation
Develops partnerships to eliminate barriers to safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in order to create a more desirable neighborhood in which to live and work. mtpleasantnow.org

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Cleveland
Empowers persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by pro viding them with mutual support, practical infor mation, referral, advocacy and educational resources. namigreatercleveland.org

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation
Works to ensure that all women have access to and information about reproductive health care services in Ohio.   naralohio.org

Near West Theatre
Offers professionally directed theatre arts activities for children, teens and adults, regardless of skill level or experience, with affordable performances for the community.    nearwesttheatre.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
Helps achieve and sustain the American dream of homeownership by effectively preserving and preparing residents for ownership through education, home repair, lending, foreclosure prevention, and other services. nhscleveland.org

NEOCH (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless)
Empowers and organizes homeless people to break the cycle of poverty through advocacy campaigns, public edu cation and the creation of nurturing environments.  neoch.org

New Agrarian Center/City Fresh
Works to make healthy, locally-grown food available at fair and affordable prices to everyone in Northeast Ohio, while also supporting a just and sustainable food system in the region. gotthenac.org

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund
Organizes grassroots campaigns to protect public health, the environment and consumer rights. ohiocitizen.org

Organize! Ohio
Works to advance, encourage and build a system of sup port for community organizing as a strategy for progressive change in Ohio. organizeohio.org

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Encourages women and men to take control of their health through advocacy, education and health care services. plannedparenthood.org/greater-ohio/

Policy Matters Ohio
Statewide policy research institute dedicated to issues facing working people. Conducts research, advocacy and popular education promoting a more fair and prosperous Ohio economy. policymattersohio.org 

Promotes a world that values women and cherishes children by providing safe, respectful and accessible abor tion care. preterm.org  

Providence House
Provides a temporary nurturing home for infants, toddlers and children whose caregivers are in crisis, protects at risk children and preserves fragile families. provhouse.org

Slavic Village Development
Works with residents and stakeholders in the Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood to create a sense of ownership and belonging in a community where all people can live well. slavicvillage.org

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
Builds sustainable communities through community involvement and leadership development; real estate and business development; and housing services such as lead safety, code enforcement and service referrals.  stclairsuperior.org

UHCAN (Universal Health Care Action Network) Ohio
Promotes health care justice-universal coverage, accessible and affordable health care for all Ohioans, quality care and public accountability-through education, policy work and grassroots organizing. uhcanohio.org

Union Miles Development Corporation
Maintains a strong community by rehabilitating vacant homes for low and moderate income families, weatherizing homes, promoting commercial development and organizing for a safer community. unionmiles.org  

Women's Recovery Center
Certified chemical dependency treatment facility provid ing comprehensive services for medically indigent women and their families. Provides opportunities for women to take control over their lives-physically, emotionally and economi cally.  womensctr.org


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