We believe it is time for change. Poverty can no longer be permitted to be a predictor of a person’s success. At The Centers, we show needy families and at-risk children in Cuyahoga County how to build a better future by being healthy, educated, independent and connected.
With 19 locations throughout the Greater Cleveland Area, we have the ability to reach anyone in need of our services. We believe lasting, positive change begins with access to opportunities, so we make it simple to connect with someone that can help.
Cleveland is considered part of the Midwest, as well as what many refer to as the “Great Lakes Region.” Just under 400,000 people live in the city of Cleveland proper, spread over 78 square miles. And, nearly 2.1 million live in the metropolitan area. Many make Cleveland home because they were raised here. Others have come for work or the relatively low cost of living and quality of life, including breezy commute times and a diverse population. We’re big-time sports fans (football, baseball, and basketball). We love our massive lake and our thousands of acres of parkland. And, while we’ve known it the whole time, we’re tickled that Cleveland is now receiving national accolades for its incredible food scene thanks to a mix of traditional, ethnic and trendy restaurants. We’re proud of our music scene, from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Severance Hall, where the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra plays, to the many indie concert venues around town.
Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge, and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is an invigorating and vibrant place for residents of all ages to live, learn, work and play. When it comes to education, Northeast Ohio is home to 27 accredited colleges and universities, including world-class institutions of higher learning such as Kent State, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, The University of Akron and Youngstown State. Plus, you’ll also find many of the state’s leading primary and secondary schools, both public and private. And, built on the bedrock of innovation, our region continues to renew and reinvent itself. From the cultural diversity of our residents to the thriving diversity of our economy, Northeast Ohio has it all. Industry-leading local media? It’s here. Places of worship and plenty of ways to give back to the community? We’ve got those, too.