GET INVOLVED! Community Stewards
To build equity and inclusion into the framework of neighborhood planning and development, SVD created the Community Stewards Program in 2019. Our goal is to increase equity and empowerment in the Broadway Slavic Village neighborhoods through leadership and capacity building amongst residents and to guide development of our neighborhood plan.
What is a Community Steward?
A neighbor who cares about their community and wants to build bridges through connecting, learning, and practicing with other people from the Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood.
sign a one-year contract, receive relevant training, and a $1000 stipend to compensate for their time. Core training includes leadership training, trauma-informed care training, and racial equity training, along with optional trainings pertaining to equity, resilience, and climate protection.
SVD offers mini grants to carry out projects and programs and works to help support the Stewards in their efforts and interests to build community. The first year ended in October 2020, and a third year is underway. The Community Stewards are racially diverse, age diverse, have a wide variety of community leadership experiences, and live in every part of our service area.
Community Stewards are expected to:
Using the EcoDistricts Protocol, a new standard for urban and community development built around three distinct imperatives or principles: Equity, Resilience, and Climate Protection
Our neighborhood is leading the way with a modern approach to building community by changing the paradigm: we rely on residents, stakeholders, and partner organizations to drive progress.
Want to Get Involved?
Community Stewards serve for one calendar year, and may serve for more than one year. Applications open in the fall of the year prior to service. To express interest before then, learn what projects stewards are currently involved in, or ask other questions about the program, contact Moses below or fill out the form.
5620 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127
(216) 429-1182 Ext. 108