Community Stewards

Community Stewards

Now accepting applications for the next Community Steward cohort!

Want to improve your neighborhood leadership skills and connect with fellow Slavic Villagers?

Community Stewards creating the Garden of Life on E 57th

As a Steward you would be expected to: 

  • Attend educational workshops including Leadership Training from Equius Group and Neighborhood Connections, Trauma Training from MetroHealth and Racial Equity Training provided by the Racial Equity Institute. 
  • Help develop a Neighborhood Plan using the EcoDistrict Protocol, a new standard for urban and community development built around three distinct imperatives or principles: Equity, Resilience and Climate Protection. 
  • Connect with residents in your neighborhood and bridge them to resources 
  • Start your own neighborhood project or support and partner with other Steward’s projects. 

We are looking to recruit 10 new enthusiastic and committed community residents to join 11 returning Community Stewards. Stewards will serve from January 4, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Applicants who are selected will be compensated for their time with a $1,000 stipend for the year, distributed quarterly ($250 per quarter). 

Applications are due back to Slavic Village Development by Wednesday December 1, 2021 via mail (5620 Broadway Ave Cleveland, OH 44127) or email (AbbyS@slavicvillage.org). Call 216-429-1182 X106 for questions.

Currently in the second year, the Community Steward program has 21 dedicated neighborhood activists who are educating themselves in leadership, trauma resilience, racial equity, and climate resilience. As part of a bottom-up planning process known as the EcoDistrict Protocol the Stewards connect neighbors to resources, host their own events and create their own community projects. Above all, they call this neighborhood home and are giving their time to improving it alongside Slavic Village Development.

2021 Community Stewards


Toni White

Aetna- Union Morgana Neighborhood


Tyra Hollman

Aetna- Union Morgana Neighborhood


Tiffany Walker

Aetna- Union Morgana Neighborhood


Aariona Trader

Fleet Neighborhood


Tamika Compton

Fleet Neighborhood


Odetta Fields

Fleet Neighborhood

odmother1@aol.com


Rita Howard

Fleet Neighborhood


Scott Pickering

Fleet Neighborhood


Pamela Shelley

Hyacinth Neighborhood


Kevin Soler

Hyacinth Neighborhood

kvnsoler16@gmail.com


Jeremy Zybura

Hyacinth Neighborhood

jeremyzybura@gmail.com


Carlee Davenport

North Broadway Neighborhood


Sharon Irby

North Broadway Neighborhood

Sha2irby@gmail.com


Mayia Allen

Orchard Civic Neighborhood

mayiaallen@yahoo.com


Chuck Gliha

Ottawa-Indiana-Owosso Neighborhood

civitascle@yahoo.com


Tamara Peoples

Ottawa-Indiana-Owosso Neighborhood


Pat Shields

Warner-Turney Neighborhood

pmgreszler@gmail.com


Joe Duffy

Warner-Turney Neighborhood


Sharon Core

Warszawa Neighborhood


Joyce Cummings

Warszawa Neighborhood


Damion Johnson

Willow Neighborhood


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