2019 Neighborhood Resources
In my last eNews update, I told you about changes to come at our newly rebranded Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers (NRRCs). I am pleased to announce that registration for the City of Cleveland's expanded summer programming at our NRRCs is now open. All of these programs are free.
Earlier this week, Cleveland City Council passed the legislation necessary for this important step forward. The City’s 22 Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers will offer expanded intergenerational programming. Registration for Summer 2019 programs is available by completing a registration form in person at one of the NRRCs or online by clicking here. Some class sizes are limited. Early registration is recommended.
So what do these changes mean for you? My goal is for our NRRCs, in collaboration with my Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults, to provide better intergenerational programming that expands the scope of opportunity available to our residents - especially our youth and young adults. These enhanced programs strategically transition away from traditionally sports-based offerings to programming aimed at giving youth a stronger foundation for success later in life.
Some of the new Summer 2019 programs include:
- ACT/SAT prep
- Job & career readiness
- STEM workshops
- Performing arts with notable institutions such as Cleveland Playhouse, Karamu House and the Cleveland Public Theatre
- Dance including ballet, jazz and hip-hop
- GED prep
- English as a Second Language classes
- Boys and girls peer groups
In addition to expanded summer 2019 programming, residents can still access existing programs such as basketball, racquetball and tennis. Senior favorites - such as open swim, aquacise, Zumba, senior wellness, line dancing, arts and crafts and walking groups - will also continue to be available.
When Fall 2019 program offerings are available at your Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center, we will share them with you here.