Founded in 1915, we are America’s first regional theatre. More than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 of our productions.
Mission Statement: To inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.
The Girls' Night In sleepover program is a project of the Youth Connections program that fosters a sense of normalcy for youth in the public child-welfare system, who are only legally allowed to spend the night with county-approved foster parents. Girls ages 14–18 arrive at the Adoption Network Cleveland offices for a night of activities, during which they can get to know each other through icebreakers, talk to volunteers about personal concerns such as healthy relationships, and experience traditional sleepover activities including facials, movies, and games. At the end of the sleepover, ANC will distribute personal-care items including shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion, nail polish, toothpaste, a brush and comb, and lip balm. ANC will also provide pizza, fruit, and desserts for the girls to snack on throughout the night.
HandsOn Northeast Ohio connects citizens with opportunities to manage community-development projects and foster community understanding throughout Cleveland. After attending an orientation session, volunteers access HandsOn NEO's online calendar of events to find 35 projects posted each month. The Homework Help and Saturday Service Warriors programs, for instance, collaborate with teachers from Anton Grdina Elementary School to increase student literacy and health through tutoring and fitness activities. Volunteers can also impact the community by serving meals at a local homeless shelter or playing bingo with seniors.
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Through its Food Folks program—a comprehensive nutrition education series—Children's Hunger Alliance teaches children from low-income families about the importance of a nutritional breakfast, better fast-food options, and understanding nutrition labels. Kids get to enjoy healthy snacks in each lesson, and learn to cook their own healthy food. The series also includes a Family Night, where students get to flex their new skills by preparing a healthy meal for their families. On average, more than 85% of participants demonstrate improvement in their nutritional knowledge during the 12-week series, according to surveys taken before and after the program is completed.
Last year, CKIN helped more than 80,000 economically disadvantaged students receive school supplies in the greater Cleveland area. Teachers report that receiving the supplies increases students' motivation, creativity, and self-esteem, as the students can concentrate on their studies rather than worrying about having the necessary supplies to do their assignments. In order to continue to donate school supplies, CKIN relies on cash and product donations from individuals, as well as national manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of school and office supplies.
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational institution, WRHS preserves and uses its collections, historic sites and museums to inspire people to explore the history and culture of Northeast Ohio and place that regional experience within the larger context of state, national and global history.