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Philip H
3615 Superior Avenue
(St. Clair Superior)
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Dedication Ceremony Thank Yous

the project

In an unprecedented partnership, coming at you straight from St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland Scribe Tribe, Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, and the MyCom youth development initiative is kicking off a campaign to raise funds for environmental murals across St. Clair Superior neighborhood and the rest of Ward 7.

Cleveland’s East Side is home to some of the most profound artists in the Midwest. And with the vibrant energy brought to Ward 7 with Councilman Jones’ recent election, and the youthful energy of St. Clair Superior’s MyCom program this campaign will jump start a Mural Campaign that will touch everyone on Cleveland’s near East Side.

Starting with the installation of a Mural on Case Elementary School’s playground (E. 41st Street and Superior Ave), painted by Cleveland Teenagers. This summer we're bringing more beautiful murals like this, to new locations that could benefit from a splash of color and creative design from the best minds in Cleveland!

the steps

1) Inspire Your City Kick-Off Community Event

Nov. 3rd Teen Mural Dedication at Case Elementary School playground 

Saturday, Nov. 3, 12:00-1:30pm @ 4050 Superior Ave, Case Elementary School Playground (parking off of E. 40th Street)

Come out for Arts and Crafts activities, food, games, student performances and the dedication of the first Inspire Your City mural.

2) Fundraise, Promote, and Connect with property owners and youth artists on Cleveland's East Side 

Identify next mural site, and engage in community design process with property owners, youth, and surrounding residents.

3) Finalize Design, Prep Site, Paint, Complete and Celebrate!!

4) ..... Repeat!!!


why we're doing it




Until Hough, St. Clair, Superior, Payne, & Wade Park, East 30th, 55th, 79th Streets are all more lively and beautiful with Murals created by CLEVELAND ARTISTS and CLEVELAND YOUTH LEADERS

Councilman Jones’ has offered his support and the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, with the generous support of the Kresge Foundation, combined will sustain the campaign into 2019 and beyond.

The Big Snip to Inspire Change

In July the Teen Center held a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for Inspire Your City.  Check out the video below!


$30,000 stipend for artists

$10,000 stipends for student artists

$7,500 for paint and supplies

$2,500 for maintinance

Subtotal = $50,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,500
Total to raise = $51,535



Dedication Ceremony Thank Yous

Thanks to everyone who came out to the first Inspire Your City mural dedication including Councilman Jones, Grandmaster Mayo, Ms. Black, Ms. Crawford, Ms. Taylor, America SCORES Cleveland, and the students and families of Case Elementary!!!

Come check out the It Takes a Village mural in the Case Elementary Playground, 4050 Superior Ave.!!

How do YOU #InspireYourCity?

It Takes a Village mural dedication

We invite you to come help us dedicate our first Teen Center mural

and to kick off the Inspire Your City mural movement on


Saturday Nov. 3rd


at Case Elementary School,

4050 Superior Ave. Cleveland 44103. 

The Big Snip at Inspire the Flea

Putting your body on the line for community teenage artists and a mural movement for the ages.  Check out the link above to the video of Philip getting his head shaved at the hands of the Teen Center leaders that will benefit from this Inspire Your City fundraiser.  Do you got skin in the game?  how about follicles, locs, and/or bundles?  

There are so many ways to give and empower our project!  Please consider donating to our Ioby page!  and check out our contact to connect with us!


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