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ABLE-Adult Basic & Literacy Program
We have been offering literacy services in the Cleveland area for over 30 years and serve almost 1,000 students a year. We offer FREE classes for adults in the areas of college readiness, GED preparation, basic skills improvement, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and EL/Civics. The program offers both classroom and distance learning support. We provide licensed teachers, materials, computers, and tutors at a variety of sites. Our classes are offered in the daytime and evening and run throughout the year. Info: 216-371-7138 info@chuhable.com
Apollo's Fire
Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra engages widespread audiences in its joyous pursuit of artistic excellence, performing 17th and 18th century music on the period instruments for which it was written while promoting a fresh and lively approach to historically informed performance.
Beaumont School
Beaumont School is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in collaboration with lay educators. A college preparatory liberal arts, single sex school in a multicultural setting. We encourage young women to strive for academic excellence, excercise leadership, to value diversity, and to embrace social justice.
Building Bridges Mural Project
Based in Cleveland Heights, Building Bridges' mission is to create community based public art that fosters youth development and supports emerging artists, thereby public art becomes a tool for community engagement in a common spirit, through urban revitalization and beautification.
Buy Local Campaign Success
Regions with Buy Local Campaigns show higher revenues for independent business than regions without a campaign. Plus a link to the 2011 Independent Business Survey.
Cain Park
No ordinary City park, Cain Park begins where most leave off: an outdoor, intimate, covered theater similar to a mid-sized off-Broadway space (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming that includes professional theatrical productions, a nationally recognized Arts Festival, cabaret series, professional dance companies, children's programming, and concerts featuring national, regional, and local performers, surrounded by 22 acres of bicycle and jogging paths, tennis and basketball courts, a wading pool, playground, skate park, and picnic areas.
Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District
Cedar Fairmount is the Gateway to Cleveland Heights. The business district is situated in a three block area at the top of Cedar Hill. Cedar Fairmount can provide you with just about any product or service with over 100 businesses, services, professionals and restaurants all individually owned by friendly and knowledgeable people. The Cedar Fairmount business district is a great place to be. Read the latest news here.
Cedar Lee District
Cedar Lee District of Cleveland Heights.
Center for Families and Children
Strengthening community one person at a time by providing exceptional human services to foster hope, dignity and purpose. Every year, CFC helps thousands of Greater Clevelanders—children, youth, families and individuals—to positively address the multiple challenges in their lives. Our dedicated staff of close to 300 accomplishes this by delivering exceptional human services to our consumers, one person at a time.
CH & UH Adult Basic and Literacy Education
Welcome to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Adult Basic and Literacy Program (ABLE) We have been offering literacy services in the Cleveland area for over 30 years and serve almost 1,000 students a year. We offer FREE classes for adults in the areas of GED preparation, basic skills improvement, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The program offers both classroom and distance learning support. We provide licensed teachers, materials, computers, and tutors at a variety of sites. Our classes are offered in the daytime and evening and run throughout the year.
Church of the Redeemer United Methodist Church
Church of the Redeemer is a United Methodist Church located at 2420 South Taylor Rd.
Citizens 4 University Heights
The Web site is dedicated to disseminating information about what is going on in University Heights today. It provides a site for community groups to post information about their group and what they are working on.
City of Cleveland Heights
City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio

City Hall 216-291-4444

Recycling Information

Community Emergency Response Team Information

Latest News for Seniors
City of University Heights
City of University Heights, Ohio

City Hall (216) 321-7800


CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra
CityMusic Cleveland’s 7th Season offers 28 FREE concerts all over Northeast Ohio. We're coming to your neighborhood -- from Slavic Village to St. Claire/Superior, Detroit-Shoreway, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Elyria, Rocky River, Strongsville, and Cleveland Heights. JOIN US! Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings. FREE concerts - FREE childcare - make CityMusic concerts accessible to everyone! CityMusic Cleveland was founded by 6 friends in July of 2004, who strongly believed that music should be enjoyed by every citizen, young and old. Our concerts are a place to gather your friends, families, and colleagues and meet up with our exciting young, professional musicians for a fun evening of GREAT entertainment. CityMusic was heard by some 19,110 people this past season, and garnered rave reviews for their innovative programming.On November 12 CityMusic will make its debut at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York Our After School Education Program in Slavic Village and Elyria is growing. Your donations of instruments has made it possible to form a youth orchestra for children from 2nd through 6th grade who receive free music instruction. CityMusic Cleveland is grateful for the broad support that generous and community-minded corporations, foundations, and individuals have committed toward making these initiatives possible. Together, we can make Northeast Ohio a place where music plays a vital role in everyday life, for people of all ages and walks of life.Discover what everybody is talking about............. NO TICKETS REQUIRED!
Cleveland Garlic Festival
This year North Union Farmers Market presents the second annual Cleveland Garlic Festival at Shaker Square! Cleveland Garlic Festival 2011 is a broad-based community event that incorporates local businesses through food, art and talent. This grassroots food and music fundraiser will take place Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011. All proceeds will support North Union’s mission of championing local foods by connecting certified producers with consumers through a network of markets. Cleveland Garlic Festival will be ground zero for “all things garlic” in the Midwest Great Lakes region. Attendees will enjoy garlic-themed food prepared by local chefs including everything from ice cream to oysters, an onsite celebrity chef Grill-Off, live music, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, taste and grow tents for children and many more events and activities.
Cleveland Heights - University Heights City School District
The Cleveland Heights – University Heights City School District will prepare all students for college and life by providing a challenging curriculum that connects students’ lives and their future in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.
Cleveland Heights Democrats
Founded in 1968, Cleveland Heights Democrats is a club for residents of Cleveland Heights, Ohio who believe in good government and support the high ideals of the Democratic Party.
Cleveland Heights Fire Department
The Cleveland Heights Fire Department is a full-time, professional fire department that provides fire protection and emergency medical service for the city of Cleveland Heights. The department responds to over 5,000 emergency calls each year from its 2 fire stations.
Cleveland Heights Historical Society
The Cleveland Heights Historical Society is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving and promoting the diverse character and traditions of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Cleveland Heights Teachers Union
This is the organization that represents all of the CHUH District teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, security monitors, and more. The website links to articles of interest to teachers as well as other community members.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Your local public library!
Cleveland International Film Festival
The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. The annual film festival is held in March.
Cleveland School of Dance
Located in Cleveland Heights, Cleveland School of Dance is a pre-professional not-for-profit dance school that is committed to educate its students by offering them quality dance training in the techniques of dance and its related arts. CSD reaches deeply into the community to create a sensitivity and develop appreciation for the unique art of dance among the students of both the community and professional divisions of the School. Classes offered for ages 4 to adult.
Communion of Saints Catholic School
Communion of Saints School, formerly Saint Ann, provides a strong Catholic academic curriculum designed to meet the needs of each student. We invite you to see all that Communion of Saints School has to offer.
Communion of Saints Parish
Continuing the legacies of Saint Philomena, Saint Louis, Christ the King and Saint Ann Church and School
COSEMindSpring.com
Running your business doesn't stop at 5 p.m. Log on to access a free, interactive small business resource.
Coventry Neighborhood
Wonderful people, distinctive homes on tree-lined streets, and great shopping characterize the Coventry charm. Ideally located near University Circle institutions and a short drive to downtown Cleveland, the Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, Ohio thrives today as a diverse, well-maintained neighborhood and continues to attract new residents wanting a special place to live. Whether you are visiting, interested in moving here, or you already call Coventry home, welcome to the Coventry Neighborhood.
Coventry Village Special Improvement District
Coventry Village Special Improvement District ~ One-quarter Mile of Something for Everyone. Coventry Street Fairs
Cuyahoga Weavers Guild
The Cuyahoga Weavers Guild is an organization open to all weavers, spinners and any others interested in textiles and fiber arts. We have monthly programs, host workshops, and welcome people of all skill levels to join us. The weaving guild year is September through June. Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of the month at the Church of the Savior, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH (when we're not on a field trip, check the web site for details). Brown bag lunch usually starts at 11:30 am, the business meeting at 12:30 pm and the program at 1:00 pm.
Disciples Christian Church
Located on Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights Formerly Euclid Avenue Christian Church

Heights Emergency Food Bank

Dobama Theatre
Dobama is a professional theater dedicated to innovative programming, professional performance standards, and the nurturing and development of new audiences, playwrights, and other theater artists. Our mainstage productions - all World, American, Midwest, or Cleveland Premieres - showcase important plays written by the established and emerging playwrights of our day. Dobama's Night Kitchen offers late-night programming specifically oriented to involve young adults, fifteen to "30 somethings" as both audience members and participants. The annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival, now in its 30th year, was the first event of its kind in the country. The nurturing of new playwrights and their work permeates all Dobama programming, and is the catalyst for all that we do. Through our production of "significant" contemporary plays and related educational events, Dobama seeks to create a community dialogue on contemporary issues.
East Cleveland Parks Association
The East Cleveland Park Association is a community organization that believes Forest Hill Park, owned jointly by Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland,deserves to be the urban oasis it once was and was meant to always be. Founded by concerned community leaders, business people and local residents, the Association's mission is to improve the quality of life for the communities surrounding Forest Hill Park.
Eastside Kickers / Heights United Soccer Club
Eastside Kickers / Heights United is a community-based soccer club that promotes the game of soccer at a competitive level commonly referred to as "Travel Soccer". The Eastside Kickers / Heights United soccer club draws talent primarily from the Cleveland Heights / University Heights school district.
Ensemble Theatre
Ensemble Theatre of Cleveland has been a CH business since its founding by Lucia Colombi Cosentino in 1979. Ensemble lived at The Civic at Mayfield and Lee for 18 years before it was evicted in 2003. The theatre now performs at the Cleveland Play House, but still maintains its offices and business address at The Rockefeller Pointe Bldg, 2490 Lee Blvd, Suite 205.
Facing History and Ourselves opens Choosing to Participate exhibit
Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. For more than 30 years, Facing History has produced classroom resources and effective educational strategies that promote student engagement, critical thinking, and a scholarly approach to the study of history. Since its opening in 1999, the Cleveland regional office has trained more than 800 local educators through their professional development programs. These teachers annually reach over 80,000 middle and high school students in 190 public, religious, and independent schools throughout the greater Cleveland area. Facing History and Ourselves, will open its nationally acclaimed interactive multimedia exhibit, Choosing to Participate, to the public at the Western Reserve Historical Society from October 22, 2009 through February 26, 2010.
Fairmount Co-Op Preschool
Fairmount Co-Op Preschool offers morning classes to 3-5 year olds. Extended day enrichment and Parent's Day Out programs are available until 2:00 p.m. Open Registration begins at our Open House on January 20, 2010 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Call (216) 470-0088 for a tour.
Fairmount Presbyterian Church
For over 90 years, a light in the Heights. Fairmount Presbyterian Church invites you to worship with us. Listen to one of our podcasts!
Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian
Forest Hill Church on the corner of Monticello and Lee Blvd. An ordinary landmark....an extraordinary church. An intentionally inclusive, progressive, Christ-centered community of hope and welcome.
Forest Hill Home Owners
Forest Hill Home Owners is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the integrity and history of the Forest Hill community.
Fresh Fork Market
Fresh Fork Market is a local Farm Buying Club, similar to a CSA program. Fresh Fork Market is a weekly subscription service to fresh and local foods. You sign up for a subscription, then every week for 22 weeks over the summer they meet you at one of our pick up locations and give you a package of groceries. This package is a “grab bag” of fresh and local ingredients from over 100 local area farmers. There are over 18 pick up locations, including one at the Fairmount Presbyterian overflow parking lot at Coventry and Fairmount.
FutureHeights
FutureHeights promotes civic engagement and innovative ideas in Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

The Heights Observer is a program of FutureHeights.

Contact Us: 216.320.1423 or info@futureheights.org


Grant Deming's Forest Hill Neighborhood
Grant Deming's Forest Hill Neighborhood, conveniently located to Coventry Village and University Circle, is home to a lively and diverse mixture of residents. We're active and engaged with block clubs, an online neighborhood social network, events, family friendly activities and advocacy efforts. Check us out. We guarantee you'll find something to love about the Grant Deming's Forest Hill Neighborhood.
Heights Arts
Heights Arts, a nonprofit 501(c)3 community arts organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, enriches the quality of life in the Heights by cultivating a strong, diverse, and collaborative arts community. 216.371.3457
Heights Chamber Orchestra
We are a chamber orchestra of some 40 mainly amateur muscians, who meet on Monday nights during the season at Heights High School. We give four concerts a year on Sundays, generally in Heights area churches. Currently we need violins, but all strings are welcome.
Heights Community Congress
Our mission: Heights Community Congress is an advocate of social justice, a monitor of fair housing and a facilitator of building community. Become a Fair Housing Tester
Heights Emergency Food Center
The Heights Emergency Food Center
Heights Parent Center
HPC is a unique, non-profit family education, resource and support center open to all families with young children. Our mission is to support and promote the healthy development of families and children in the belief that strong families build strong communities.
Heights Youth Club
Heights Youth Club is a nonprofit organization providing structured, supervised programs for youth ages 6 to 18 focusing on character, leadership skills, education and interest in the arts, sports and fitness. Programs are offered in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.
Heights Youth Theater
Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality children's theatre on the East Side of Cleveland. Heights Youth Theatre has been in existence for over 50 years and serves close to 5,000 youth and families each season.
Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce
Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities to empower businesses and business people through: networking events, significant savings and discounts, powerful business education, and marketing opportunities.
Holistic Moms Network Cleveland Eastside
Holistic Moms Network is a growing national non-profit organization with over 100 local chapters connecting parents passionate about holistic health and green living. Monthly chapter meetings bring parents together in a non-judgmental environment that honors their lifestyle and parenting choices. The mission of HMN is threefold: support, education and community. Holistic Moms Network is for everyone with an interest in mindful parenting and sustainable living. Moms-and-dads-to-be, new parents, parents of older children, grandparents, single parents and same sex parent families are all welcome. Diverse perspectives lead to richer member experiences. Meetings are held each month on the THIRD SATURDAY, 10:00 am – NOON, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd. @ Coventry. Find us on Facebook, visit the website or email us at hmnclevelandeast@gmail.com for more information.
Home Repair Resource Center
Home Repair Resource Center is a local nonprofit that has worked purposefully since 1971 to maintain and strengthen the houses of Cleveland Heights in order to support the economic, social, and racial diversity of the community. We offer a unique mix of programs to help repair and improve the homes of our city – and we invite you to check out our services. We rely on contributions from individuals and community groups to support our programs.
Hospice of the Western Reserve
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Hospice of the Western Reserve provides hospice services, palliative care and bereavement support to patients and families throughout Northeast Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties.
Housing Research & Advocacy Center
The Housing Research & Advocacy Center works to eliminate housing discrimination and assure choice in Northeast Ohio by providing those at risk with effective information, intervention and advocacy.
International Partners in Mission
IPM (International Partners in Mission) works across borders of faith and culture on behalf of children, women, and youth to create partnerships that build justice, peace, and hope.
Kickball of League of Cleveland (KLOC)
The Kickball League of Cleveland (KLOC) is a semi competitive league, with the word competitive being used very lightly. We are more focused on fun and social activities than other sports leagues around. This makes us a great league for anyone to try, whether you’re an athlete or you haven’t played since kindergarten, KLOC is the league for you.
Kulture Kids
This is a non-profit organization that serves schools and other education settings with arts and culture programming.
Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth
Lake Erie Ink provides academic support and creative writing opportunities for youth in the Greater Cleveland community.
League of Women Voters Cuyahoga Area, Heights Chapter
A nonpartisan political membership organization, the League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The Heights Chapter participates in the League's mission at all levels of government, but in particular, it works to serve the voters of Cleveland Heights and University Heights.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is a 20-acre nature preserve, located in an ecologically diverse and highly urbanized watershed in Cleveland and its eastern suburbs. Its mission is to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature, and inspire environmental stewardship. The Nature Center is free and open to the public year-round.
Noble Road Presbyterian Church
A small congregation with a long-standing commitment to social justice that nurtures emerging leaders of all ages. Member of Presbyterian Church (USA), a Christian denomination that governs itself democratically with substantial power given to lay persons. The only Northeast Ohio church that is a member of the LGBT-affirming More Light Presbyterians network. Active in mission, locally and internationally (Liberia).
Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra
The Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to bridging the gap between new audiences and classical music. There is a great difference in musical appreciation of all types of music from generation to generation. How can we find a common avenue of appreciation that can form bonds and relationships beyond the concert hall? By listening to and engaging our young audiences we can find a path together that can use classical music to strengthen education and character. This is a founding goal of The Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra - to bring new audiences and new musicians into the realm of Classical Music.
Open Doors Academy
Open Doors Academy, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit based in Cleveland Hts., is an extended learning academy designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment promoting academic, emotional, and social enrichment for middle-school students in unity with family, school, and community. Open Doors Academy's students’ achievements are proof that its model works. With 100% of its students graduating high school and 100% continuing with post-secondary education, the success of Open Doors Academy is undeniable. Operating at 4 locations (Cleveland, Euclid, Cleveland Heights and University Heights), the 160 middle-school students enrolled in its extended learning academy are transformed as each child gains confidence through enrichment programming, while receiving help with homework and embracing the vision of a positive future for themselves. Ninety percent of these children come from low-income households, 67% from families with an annual income under $19,000 for a family of 4. These children represent the future of our community and they need Open Doors Academy. It is an organization that deserves your support. Find out more at opendoorsacademy.org.
Patti's Paladins
Patti's Paladins is a group of friends who fundraise in order to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. We ride, and train for, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual MS 150 (Pedal to the Point) bike tour, volunteer for the benefit of the NMSS, and do what we can to win the fight against MS. All are welcome!
Reaching Heights
Reaching Heights mobilizes community resources to foster highly valued public schools that provide all Cleveland Heights-University Heights students a successful education.
Ruffing Montessori School
Ruffing is an independent Montessori day school in Cleveland Heights serving more than 300 students, Toddlers through Eighth Grade.
Save 144 green acres in Cleveland Heights
Oakwood Club, a 144-acre golf course on the South Euclid/Cleveland Heights border, is being put on the market in April. It is bordered by Warrensville Center Road on the east and runs from just south of Mayfield to just north of Cedar. Oakwood Club has been in existence for more than 100 years. The membership has combined with another club to the east and will be using that property instead. They need to sell their property in South Euclid/Cleveland Heights. 1. Please visit our Facebook Fan page and join. 2. Come to the meeting at the Rec Center on Wed. Feb. 3 at 7:30pm. 3. Post this link on your own Facebook page. http://j.mp/144acres A community meeting to discuss the possibility of purchasing Oakwood Golf Course will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd. There will be a panel presentation by community experts and government representatives followed by an open discussion. For more information, contact the Severance Neighborhood Organization at 216-381-5356 or e-mail sno@heightsSNO.org. Additional information: Sun Press article 1/28/10 about Oakwood Golf Course proposed sale and asking price. Realtor listing with Terry Coyne of Grubb & Ellis.
Severance Neighborhood Organization
The Severance Neighborhood Organization is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the greater Severance area of Cleveland Heights, Ohio through efforts driven by citizen-volunteers to build community, beautify, and enhance the neighborhood's residential and commercial areas.
South Euclid oversight
A two person operation dedicated to archiving an unofficial, alternative look of south Euclid government
St Ann School
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s is a living, evolving community of Christian people who worship together according to the Anglican/Episcopal tradition. Please visit our Web site for worship and program times, then visit us in person. All are welcome!
Sustainable Heights Network
The Sustainable Heights Network promotes ecological health, social equity, and economic vitality in Cleveland Heights and University Heights, Ohio as vital to a livable community today while ensuring a healthy and fulfilling legacy for future generations. Open to all.
The CHUH Minority Achievement Parents Alliance
The Minority Achievement Parents Alliance (MAP Alliance) is a group of concerned parents residing in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District in Ohio who are dedicated to providing rigor and excellence in education for ALL students regardless of race or class, and equity in programming and services in our community's public schools.
The Grant Deming Neighborhood
Situated within walking and biking distance to University Circle, the arts, healthcare and cultural hub of Cleveland; Cleveland Heights' Cedar-Lee District and Coventry Village commercial areas chock full of independent businesses and services; and within an easy commute to downtown Cleveland, the Grant Deming Neighborhood continues to be one of Greater Cleveland's most desirable places to live. Check us out. Come visit. We guarantee you'll find something to love about the Grant Deming Neighborhood.
The Open Office
The Open Office is a shared collaborative workspace that provides professional work environment and services on a monthly membership basis. Conference rooms and private executive offices are also available for rent.
Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland
We are a diverse, progressive congregation dedicated to nurturing and celebrating our individual spiritual paths through worship, education, the arts and social activism. Located in historic Coventry Village of Cleveland Heights.
Your CH-UH Schools
Your CH-UH Schools' mission is to provide the public with high quality information on criteria and candidates for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board, based on our guiding principles, so they can make well-informed decisions regarding the School Board. Our goal is to encourage, attract, and support strong candidates for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board.