|Classroom. Teacher and Students at Thomas Jefferson International |
Newcomers Academy, CMSD News Bureau, 3/10/2015.
The Dream Neighborhood project seeks to build off of existing community assets and strengthen a portion of the Stockyard neighborhood with a general boundary area of Fulton Road to the east, W. 58th Street to the west, I-90 to the north and Storer Avenue to the south. The neighborhood area is centered around Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy (TJ).
|Target area for the Dream Neighborhood, centered around Thomas Jefferson |
International Newcomers Academy located at 3145 West 46th Street
- Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy & Students (over 500 plus), along with their families. TJ is a unique Pre-K to 12th-Grade Cleveland municipal school that serves as an English Immersion program for Limited English Proficiency Students.
- Refugee and Immigrant families already located in the area - 33 refugees settled in this area in 2014.
- Affordable housing and commercial space opportunities
- Clark Recreation Center and The Salvation Army
- The presence of 850 manufacturing jobs
- A presence of community organizations and history of neighborhood involvement from residents.
- Exciting new projects in adjacent areas - La Villa, Hildebrandt Building and Gypsy Brewery
- Public Services - Second District police and good Public Transportation
- Social Services and Community Inclusion
- Refugee Related Organizations
- Medical Organization
- Social Services
- Create housing opportunities for refugees
- Reduce vacancy of existing housing stock
- Low interest loans for new small businesses
- Directly addressing vacant commercial space
- Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
- Asian Services In Action (ASIA)
- Building Hope in the City
- Cleveland Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services
- Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
- Cleveland Metropolitan School District
- Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services
- El Barrio (The Centers for Families and Children)
- Global Cleveland
- International Services Center
- Lakewood City Schools
- Neighborhood Family Practice
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Service Refugee Services
- The Refugee Response
- US Together, Inc.
- Stockyard, Clark Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office
- Cleveland City Council - Joe Cimperman (Ward 3), Brian Cummins (Ward 14) and Matt Zone (Ward 15).
- Local housing investors and contractors
- Local block clubs, Social Service and Faith based Organizations, i.e., International Village Block Club, West 58th Street Church of God, St. Rocco Church, POPCE, St. Bonafice Church.
- Health care service providers - MetroHealth and Neighborhood Family Practice and the BUILD Health Challenge Project.
Housed in Thomas Jefferson School on West 46th Street, the International Newcomers Academy is one of Cleveland's newest schools, and perhaps its most unusual. Its 200 students are all new to this country, and come from countries across the globe. From pre-K through 12th grade, they learn English through total immersion. The goal is to acclimate the students as quickly as possible, then transfer them to a mainstream school.
Related articles and information:
- Housing Stabilization by the numbers - foreclosed, rehab and demolition in the Stockyard, Clark Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Neighborhoods. By Brian Cummins, 7/17/2015
- Dream Neighborhood aims to weave refugee housing into West Side neighborhoodsBy Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 7/16/2015
- Immigrants: The Vacant Property SolutionBy Steve Tobocman, Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network, 5/24/2015
- Immigrants can revitalize Toledo’s community, economy, Few other economic strategies can do so much for so little cost. By Steve Tobocman, The Blade (Toldeo), 5/4/2015
- Newcomers Academy shows off international flavor (slideshow),
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- Welcome hubs provide foreign-born with a Cleveland connection
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- Refugees build new lives and businesses in Cleveland
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- Strengthening Communities By Welcoming All Residents
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