West Park’s new community center

  1. West Park’s newest community center is for youth AND adults.
  2. You may have never heard of it, but it’s been operating for over 15 years and has a new location this year.
  3. It’s programs are free for youth for adults and it will soon offer youth three hot meals a week!

Got a guess yet?

It’s the Schools as Neighborhood Resources (SNR) program at Artemus Ward K-8 on W. 140th St.  SNR has operated under the leadership of Mr. Bob Vinyard, retired JMHS teacher and athletic director, for over 15 years at the John Marshall High School site on W. 140th St.  Because of the building’s demolition, SNR has moved up into the state-of-the-art CMSD Artemus Ward K-8.

The details:

  • Open M, W, & Th (in concert with the the CMSD calendar) until April
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • For ages 5 – adult ONLY
  • Each person who attends MUST register the first time they attend
  • Activities offered as follows:

Basketball                           M & W

Soccer                                   Th

Cleveland Bombers         M

Arts & Crafts                      M & W  (mostly clay and ceramics)

Board games                      M, W & Th  (for all ages)

Line dancing                       M, W, & Th

Story Hour                          M, W, & Th  (for ages 5 – primary grades)

Table Tennis                       M, W, & Th

  • Beginning no later than Jan.7:  Hot meals will be served for all children ages 5 – 18 served from 6:15 – 7:15 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Those eating do not have to register for the programs, but MUST be registered to stay for any of the activities.

SNR is a program that keeps neighborhood schools open for community use and is the result of the management of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI).   You can go up to the school during SNR’s hour and meet the staff:  Bob Vinyard, Elaine Vinyard, asst.; Dan Marzan, security; Charles (Chuck) Curran, Bob’s asst.

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