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Charesha B
Lee-Harvard Side Street
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the project

Lee-Harvard, a dynamic community often referred to as the "suburb of the city," emerged in the mid-twentieth century following WWII and holds the distinction of being Cleveland's inaugural integrated neighborhood. Presently, the Harvard Community Service Center and the City of Cleveland are partnering in the development of the Lee-Harvard Master Plan, a concerted effort to rejuvenate the community. As devoted members of this neighborhood, our primary goal is to leverage the Lee-Harvard Block Party as a platform to gather residents' aspirations for the area and foster unity through the celebration of good food, music, and enjoyment. This event is designed to instill a sense of communal pride, fortify bonds among residents, and showcase an array of activities like live music performances, local talent exhibits, food stalls, games for all ages, informative workshops, and opportunities for local businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services.

Through this engaging public event, long-standing residents and advocates of this community come together to discuss the significance of this place in their lives. The ongoing collaboration between the Harvard Community Service Center and the City of Cleveland aims to devise a comprehensive master plan for the region. This gathering offers a chance to exchange cherished memories and explore ways to ensure a sustainable future for the community.

the steps

In preparation for this event, we have established a dedicated business account and are currently developing a project management plan to ensure that everyone involved understands their roles and responsibilities regarding the project.

why we're doing it

With the ongoing development of the Lee-Harvard Master Plan by the Harvard Community Service Center and the City of Cleveland, it is crucial to ensure that the revitalization of the neighborhood includes the meaningful participation of long-term residents.

For more information about the Lee-Harvard redevelopment plan click here


Final budget


1) $1200 for security (Cleveland Police)

2) $1640 for tables, tents, and chair rentals

3) $1400 for band, DJ, and sound

4) $845 for t-shirts

TOTAL RAISED = $5,650.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (8%) $452.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (4%) $113.00

Original budget

Rentals/Supplies/Outdoor games    4300
Professional staff    2300
History Exhibit    500
Volunteer support    900
Food    2000

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% $909.09
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $454.55
TOTAL TO RAISE $11,363.64

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign. 



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