Fall Break Cleveland Immersion

WEEKEND alternative breaks: Cleveland neighborhood immersions

Connect with Cleveland through a new neighborhood immersion series meant to introduce students to some of the communities near campus. Meet neighbors and community organizations to learn about the rich history, strengths, and current happenings in the neighborhoods while also enjoying some of the culinary and entertainment attractions in each community.

Fall Break (October 21-23, 2017): Hough, Fairfax, & MidTown Neighborhoods

Cleveland's Hough, Fairfax, and MidTown neighborhoods have a unique history of neighborhood evolution and are at the forefront of conversations in the city around balancing industry development with the needs of local communities. Check out the below agenda to learn more about places you'll visit on the break. Please note, this agenda is subject to change, and new content will be added soon. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the break is filled.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 (approximate timeframe is 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

  • Meet in CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165) at 9:30 a.m. - continental breakfast provided & introduction to the break
  • Tour the historic League Park & Baseball Heritage Museum
  • Lunch from Gust Gallucci's Italian Foods & Market
  • Visit with leadership at PNC Fairfax Connection community resource center
  • Explore the Western Reserve Historical Society to see historic neighborhood photos and ride the carousel
  • Dinner at Hot Sauce Williams
  • The Diary of Anne Frank at the Cleveland Play House, formerly located in the Fairfax neighborhood
  • Students will be dropped off at their on or off-campus lodging
Sunday, October 22, 2017 (approximate timeframe is 11:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Breakfast on your own
  • Meet in the CCEL office at 11:45 a.m. to travel to lunch
  • Lunch at Rumis Market
  • Explore the Dunham Tavern Museum, Cleveland's original stagecoach stop
  • Gardening at Africa House International urban farm
  • Harvest dance lesson followed by dinner from the garden at Africa House
  • Students will be dropped off at their on or off-campus lodging

Monday, October 23, 2017 (approximate timeframe is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • Meet in the CCEL office at 9:30 a.m. - continental breakfast provided
  • Visit with leadership at Eliza Bryant Village, the oldest continually operating African American nursing care facility in the United States
  • Tour Karamu House, producer of professional theatre, arts, and community programs for all people while honoring the African American experience
  • Lunch from the Souper Market
  • Talk with staff from MidTown Cleveland, Inc. about development initiatives in MidTown
  • Pastry treat and debrief at Fluffy Duck Café
  • Students will be dropped off at their on or off-campus lodging
  • Dinner on your own