Collinwood Connects Hosts Neighborhood Family Feud Grand Finale

Collinwood Connects, a community engagement campaign coordinated by Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, hosted Neighborhood Family Feud Grand Finale Friday, November 15 at the historic LaSalle Theater. Six teams competed for the grand prize of $4,000 towards their community projects, with East 185th Market Park winning the final round. The team plans to establish a market park that will include a manicured green space with center performance deck, tents along the perimeter for makers and merchants, and two shipping containers placed on-site for storage and administrative purposes.

Ten total teams competed over the course of two Neighborhood Family Feud events with Collinwood Connects. Eight teams will receive $500 funding towards their community projects, and Haldane Road Block Party will receive the $2000 runner-up prize for their beautification and civic engagement project.

Each of the ten teams pitched their ideas to Collinwood Connects over the 2019 summer season. The Neighborhood Family Feud competition also includes a short workshop series to facilitate the development of team projects, partnership between the teams, and avenues for identifying matching funds.

Collinwood Connects also gave away gift cards to The Standard, Dave’s Supermarket and Winter Wonder Cleveland at the Grand Finale event with a total value of $250+. Neighborhood Family Feud Grand Finale, catered by The Standard fine dining restaurant on East 185th, was well attended by the community as well as City Council and Greater Cleveland placemakers.

Collinwood Connects hopes to facilitate and fund grassroots community projects with this pilot program in the future. The community engagement team hopes that events like Neighborhood Family Feud bring pride and connectedness to Greater Collinwood and empower the community to create the change it would like to see.

Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud is made possible thanks to funding from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress through their Neighborhood Solutions Award. Projects will take place beginning in 2020, so stay tuned for that!

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 6:21 PM, 12.02.2019