About East Cleveland Neighborhood Center
Empowering Youth and Families from East Cleveland and Neighboring Communities
Empower Youth, Inspire the Community for a Safe and Healthy Future
East Cleveland Neighborhood Center (ECNC) envisions all children growing up to be successful adults engaged in their community and possessing the tools to advocate for themselves and those in need.
Key History Facts:
The idea of East Cleveland Neighborhood Center was developed in 1982 when parishioners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recognized the need for supervised and meaningful activities during the summer for children in the city and beyond.
From the start, programming has included tutoring, arts and crafts, music, games, and other physical activities.
The summer program has always employed teens from East Cleveland as assistants to provide additional support for the younger children enrolled in the program.
ECNC was incorporated in September 1986. By January 1989, the Board hired its first Executive Director.
Jerome West, MAR, MRE, ICPS, OCPC, ICADC, LCDC III, SWA
Director of Operations
Maxine Landers, MBA
Colleen Clark, MFA, OCPA
ECNC Board of Directors
Marketing Director, Effective Leadership Academy
Board Vice President
Former Director of Tri-C Public Safety Training Center and East Cleveland Police Commander
Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center & Family Justice Center Manager
Board of Directors
Lieutenant, Division of Safety & Security, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Career Pathway Coordinator, Open Door Academy
Retired East Cleveland City Schools Social Worker