Get Involved

12 Opportunities to Get Engaged!

Let’s build community together!  Get inspired by this poster for easy ways to build community, created by the Syracuse Cultural Workers.

In addition to the 12 opportunities below, stay up-to-date by registering for our e-news here or following us on social media.

1.  Get some neighborhood leadership training and bring back your new ideas and connections!

2. Help plan one of our community events like the:

3. Attend a Neighborhood Education Committee meeting

  • 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm at BPDC in the Mary Kaser Community Room
  • Contact Ian


4. Join a neighborhood group like the Glengar Community Association, Friends of Jefferson Park, Jefferson Rising, or the Concerned Citizens of Jefferson Park.

5. Ride with West Park Wheelers on bikes or help organize a biking event

6. Get involved with our youth programs like the West Park MyCom Youth Job Fair &  “Job Prep” workshop planning or tutor youth or adults at neighborhood school or the BPDC Computer Lab.

  • Opportunities Fall through Spring
  • professional dressContact Ian

9. First District Community Relations

  • 1st Thursday of the month, 7pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch School Cafeteria on the corner of Lorain Avenue and West Boulevard
  • Contact Tammy Hanna, Cleveland Community Relations Department, 216-664-6634

10. Apply for a Neighborhood Connections matching grant from the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Organizers & Allies Group’s Rolling & Responsive Grant (always due the 1st Thursday of the month), or with Cleveland Colectivo as a grassroots group with a great idea!

11.  Attend West Park Community Coalition meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Second Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

12.  Attend Neighborhood Up Network Nights; learn more here.
… or financially support the community-building work of BPDC.  

Resident testimonial –“I would like to thank you for your time and help diffusing and facilitating the issue with my neighbor at my residence.  I hope the resolution reached will solve the problem.  Your contribution to the community is an invaluable resource. ”