Cleveland Rise in Collinwood

Entreprenuership has landed in the community of Collinwood for youth!  Cleveland Rise, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization has established a Small Business collaboration of resources and funding to mentor, consult, train and advocate for Collinwood, East Cleveland, Mount Pleasant and other communities in Northeast Ohio.  Lead by Executive Director Diane Coates, whose passion has organized leaders and established reentry programs like Citizen Circle and crime prevention curriculums, mentoring students and young adults into entrepreneurship.

Resources are often better than money,” you will hear from Diane Coates, who  built a team of professionals to help administer, consult, and advocate resources to each individual, connecting participants to their direct goals.  The positive energy that flows through Cleveland Rise Office and the Chandler Park building is often the start or expansion for most entreprenuers growing from a home base location to a commercial structure. There isn’t much that can’t be achieved looking through these Windows Of Opportunity. 

Cleveland Rise networks are teaching photography business classes led by Reverend Crystal Smith of Light Path For Perfect Living in the Fairfax Community, St Clair City led by Mr. Abdullah teaches Music and Small business plan classes.  We also offer workshops in Sewing class, culinary art training, cdl licensing, construction, graphic arts and much more. Membership offers workspace and administrative assistance through our Print and Virtual Assistant office

In February 2018, Cleveland Rise has teamed up with a prominent sponsor to do a Cultural Awareness program for black history month.  This years spotlight focuses on Marcus Garvey one of America’s first black billionaire from the 1920’s.  A study on Economics and communications guest panel, and a showing of a Marcus Garvey’s documentary at  Harvey Rice Public Library February 10 at 11:30 am.

  Cleveland Rise collaborations host several meetings a month, go to the website to see updates on upcoming classes, Franchise/entrepreneurship opportunities or job postings.

Ephraim Abdullah


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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 2:06 PM, 02.10.2018