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ABOUT Lee-Harvard

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Lee-Harvard, a neighborhood located on the southeast side of Cleveland, Ohio, has a rich history and faces important challenges in the present day. Established in the late 1940s after World War II, Lee-Harvard was initially a majority-white, middle-class neighborhood where veterans benefited from the G.I. Bill, leading to an economic boom and generational wealth for white residents. However, significant demographic shifts over the years have made Lee-Harvard a predominantly black neighborhood. Despite challenges such as an aging population, decreased homeownership, and disinvestment, the Lee-Harvard neighborhood remains resilient. 


CHARP EDucation Consulting, Oh Sew Powerful, community members, and with the support of our partner, Harvard Community and Service Center, a nonprofit,  invite you to join us for our second Lee-Harvard Block Party. We will bring residents, businesses, and organizations together to celebrate its legacy and become a source of joy, unity, and inspiration for the future to come.

Our Values:

  • Community Pride: The Lee-Harvard residents take immense pride in their neighborhood. The Lee-Harvard Block Party is a platform to showcase the community's rich history, cultural heritage, and vibrant spirit.

  • Inclusivity: We embrace and celebrate the diversity of this community. The Block Party welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and identities to come together and share in the joy of togetherness.

  • Unity: We believe that unity is the key to creating a thriving and harmonious neighborhood. The Block Party serves as a catalyst for building bridges, breaking down barriers, and fostering a sense of belonging among our residents.

  • Collaboration: The Lee-Harvard Block Party is made possible through the collaborative efforts of community members, local businesses, and organizations. We encourage active participation and cooperation to create an event that represents the collective strength and spirit of our neighborhood.

What to Expect:

The Lee-Harvard Block Party is a day filled with excitement, entertainment, and exploration. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect at our event:

  • Live Performances: Enjoy a diverse lineup of talented performers showcasing their music, dance, and artistic expressions. 

  • Delicious Food: Indulge in a mouthwatering array of food options from various food vendors that will satisfy all taste buds.

  • Interactive Activities: Engage in interactive games and family-friendly activities throughout the day. From face painting to sports competitions, there's no shortage of fun-filled experiences for everyone.

  • Community Resources: Discover the valuable resources available within our community. Local organizations and businesses will have booths where you can learn about services, initiatives, and opportunities that contribute to the well-being and growth of our neighborhood.

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