CHHS and JCU host Community Day March 18
Cleveland Heights High School (CHHS) and John Carroll University are hosting a Community Day at Heights High's Wiley campus on Saturday, March 18, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will include an unveiling of a Cleveland skyline mural, food, games for children, short performances, speakers and ice-breaker activities. The event is free.
Community Day has been planned by the Social Justice Cadre that comprises 14 CHHS students and eight JCU students from the university's Arrupe Scholars Program that focuses on developing leaders for social action.
“This project strengthens our partnership with JCU and helps all the students involved learn about each other while working on a common goal,” said CH-UH Superintendent Talisa Dixon. “We are grateful to the neighborhood for welcoming us and we invite our neighbors to come have fun and to see the mural that was created by high school and college students.”
The Social Justice Cadre first met in November to identify issues that are important to the community. They decided to create a mural and host a community-building event to bring together members of the University Heights community, the Heights school community and JCU.
“This is our last year here and we want to leave a permanent piece of art in the building,” said Heights High senior Akash Bartlett. “The mural is in the shape of the Cleveland skyline and is a mosaic of photos from the schools and community.” The mural will be permanently installed in the school cafeteria.
The activities are family friendly and featured foods include a taco bar, sundae station and popcorn bar.
For more information about the event, contact Caroline Jewell-Rogers at 216-371-7330.
Cathan Cavanaugh is the communications administrative assistant for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.