Facilitated by Greg Deegan and Arin Miller-Tait of Teaching Cleveland in partnership with University Circle, Inc.

Participants will learn about the unique history of several Cleveland neighborhoods and explore the contemporary institutions anchoring their Renaissance, all against a backdrop of immigration and migration, the rise and fall of industry, and the power of partnership to create prosperity. We’ll visit four neighborhoods, each with their own history and their own strategies for growth.

The tour includes visits to 3 main areas with a final stop:

  1. University Circle: Background on the economic growth of Cleveland; industries, philanthropy, and cultural organizations, with a walking tour of University Circle that highlights both old and new development anchored by powerful institutions.
  2. Tremont and Ohio City: Focus on the immigrant and laborer experience of the late 19th and early 20th century; potential stops include the Ukrainian archives, Annunciation Greek Orthodox church, and St. Colman’s Church with a focus on the development of new housing and food-driven entertainment districts.
  3. Fairfax and Hough: Focus on the African American migration of the early 20th century. Potential stops include Karamu House, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, and the site of the start of the Hough Riots, with an exploration of the “Opportunity Corridor” development project, a community partnership that includes a complex group of stakeholders from religious groups to public transit to public art and neighborhood development.
  4. East 4th Street: One company changes the face of downtown starting a residential renaissance in the City’s center, bringing urbanism back to Cleveland’s downtown.

The group will leave from Hathaway Brown School at 2pm and will conclude downtown with an evening meal near the conference hotel (8 minute walk) by 8pm.

Date: April 28, 2018, 2-8pm. Includes transportation and dinner.
Location: Pick-up at Hathaway Brown School, drop off at East Fourth near Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland
Cost: $240

Teaching Cleveland connects educators, youth, and community members to the city’s history and provides a collaborative forum for examining and addressing the current challenges facing Greater Cleveland. With the mission of connecting students and educators with Cleveland’s history of innovation, politics, and culture, Teaching Cleveland strives to create a love of place and encourages the integration of Cleveland’s story into the classroom.

University Circle Inc (UCI) is the development, service, and advocacy organization responsible for the growth of University Circle as a premier urban district and world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts & culture. UCI collaborates with more than 20 institutional partners to bring learning to life for 20,000+ Pre-K to senior adult learners through arts-enriched community education programs