Community-Based Partnerships/Supporting Local Businesses
*Denotes organizations offering volunteer opportunities
Birthing Beautiful Communities
Provides free neighborhood-based services including childbirth and parenting education. Workshops and classes on breastfeeding, stress relief, bonding with baby, co-parenting and healthy eating.
Boys and Girls Clubs*
Provides children a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential through a wide range of programming. Supports healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development.
Burten, Bell, Carr Development*
A premier community transformation and citizen empowerment organization serving Cleveland’s Central and Kinsman neighborhoods.
Provides people from all walks of life a place to live, learn, build businesses, produce artistry and access quality care. Located near Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus.
The City Club of Cleveland
Creates “conversations of consequence that help democracy thrive.”
Cleveland Community Development Corporations
Local community development funding intermediary with 30 years of experience investing in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland.
Cleveland Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition
Promotes a just, equitable, healthy and sustainable food system in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and throughout Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Housing Network
Nonprofit affordable housing developer and housing service provider. Works with partners to solve major housing challenges for low-income people and underserved communities.
Cleveland Leadership Center*
Provides collaborative leadership training, civic education and connections to leaders of all ages, empowering them to identify and act on issues that resonate with them and positioning them to become change agents in the community.
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Local community development funding intermediary with 30 years of experience investing in community revitalization work throughout Greater Cleveland.
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections*
Supervises elections and administers Ohio's new voter registration law.
Enterprise Community Partners*
The only national nonprofit that addresses America’s affordable housing crisis from every angle, combining 40 years of experience, thousands of local partners and the expertise of more than 1,100 employees nationwide.
Environmental Health Watch
Helps create healthy homes and sustainable communities by identifying and removing hazards, engaging people and advancing equitable environmental solutions.
Improves the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting postsecondary educational attainment.
Helps create living-wage jobs in six low-income neighborhoods in the Greater University Circle area with a median household income below $18,500.
Directory of food banks, soup kitchens and nonprofit organizations committed to fighting hunger.
Attracts, welcomes and connects international newcomers to economic, social and educational opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank*
Seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed.
Habitat for Humanity Cleveland*
Brings affordable housing to Greater Cleveland communities by building, rehabbing and selling affordable homes to families while connecting them to the community through neighborhood revitalization projects.
Provides valuable services and crucial investment capital to help grow businesses.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland*
Dedicated to empowering those living with mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing education, support, information, referrals and advocacy.
Shares power and levels the playing field in order to bridge the boundaries that typically keep us separated along the lines of race, class and neighborhood.
Neighborhood Leadership Institute*
Develops grassroots leaders who help rebuild the bonds of community and improve the quality of life for residents throughout Greater Cleveland.
Community-based social-emotional art-infused afterschool education program and workforce training center. Addresses the needs of residents and youth in Cleveland’s most challenged neighborhoods.
Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
RSC is a group of Cleveland organizations that have joined together to better serve the rising numbers of refugees resettling in Northeast Ohio. It includes the three Cuyahoga County refugee resettlement agencies and area school systems, healthcare providers, and community and faith-based organizations.
Rid-All Green Partnership*
Turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood into an urban farm that brings healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and trains others to do this work.
Engages people from all walks of life, working together to design and develop a thriving and resilient region that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all. Download the Cleveland Climate Action Plan Racial Equity Tool.
Guided by humanitarian and human rights values, US Together assists refugees and immigrants escaping wars, violence, tyranny, and extreme poverty to find a safe haven in Ohio.
Works to ensure a future in which family and youth homelessness are rare and brief; racial disparities are eliminated; and the leadership of women is valued and promoted. View episodes of the YWCA Cleveland's Go Live for Equity series.
Hunger remains a fundamental barrier to educational access and completion for a significant number of Tri-C students. Individuals experiencing hunger and food insecurity are less likely to perform well in their studies, complete a degree and attain employment in their chosen career. The resources below can help.
Campus Food Pantries
Current students enrolled in at least one course can visit their campus food pantry once per week. Must present valid Tri-C ID (Stomp Card).
Find resources for child care, health care, housing and utilities. Call the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office at 216-987-6000 (Option 2) for information.
For support with personal concerns affecting your educational experience or personal development. Call the Counseling office at 216-987-6000 to schedule a confidential appointment. For emergencies, dial 911 or call the Cuyahoga County 24-Hour Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline at 216-623-6888.
Culturally-specific resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC, pronounced "bye-pock").
Student Accessibility Services
Support for students with disabilities. All matters related to a person’s disability are kept confidential. Contact your campus SAS representative to schedule an appointment. (List available on website.)
Student Emergency Fund
Funds available to help students overcome financial challenges (e.g., technology, equipment, books, food, child care). Call Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 216-987-6000 (Option 2) to apply.
Student Laptop Program
Allows eligible students to purchase a laptop at a special discount. Students may be able to use financial aid to cover a portion of the cost. Click here to apply. (Login required.)
Black American Council
Supports student retention and academic success through workshops, career development and mentoring programs. See website for campus-specific contacts.
Supports Tri-C’s Hispanic students and acts as a liaison between the College and Cleveland’s Hispanic community. Contact Jessica Cartagena at 216-987-5691 or email@example.com for more information.
Assistance for low-income and first-generation youth and adults who wish to enroll in and complete a postsecondary academic program. Call Student Support Services at 216-987-5360 for more information.
Women in Transition
Free courses and resources for women in a transitional time in their lives. See website for campus contacts.
Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services
Provides resources including support for those who have aged out of the foster care system, food assistance, child care resources and more. Click link above to learn more.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Provides resources and information related to health and well-being, including COVID-19 vaccination.
Cleveland Foundation Resource List
Links to organizations providing financial and housing assistance, food and community resources.
Catholic Charities Food Pantry List
Links to food pantries throughout Cuyahoga County.
2-1-1 United Way
Community resource navigation specialists available 24/7 to connect people with a variety of resources.
Support and invest in minority brands, businesses, restaurants, service providers, suppliers, startup accelerators and incubators whenever possible.