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.

ECNC Managment
Executive Director 
Director of Operations
Maxine Landers, MBA

Program Coordinator 
Pamela Bradford,MSW,LISW-S
Program Coordinator
Colleen Clark, MFA, OCPA

ECNC Board of Directors

Board President
Faith Boone
Marketing Director, Effective Leadership Academy
Board Vice President
Commander James Copeland
Director of Tri-C Public Safety Training Center, Retired Police Commander
Board Treasurer/Secretary
Jill Smialek
Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center & Family Justice Center Manager
Board of Directors
Terry Wheeler

Lieutenant, Division of Safety & Security, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Stephanie Stedmire-Walls
Retired East Cleveland City Schools Social Worker

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East Cleveland Neighborhood Center

East Cleveland Library - Lower Level

14101 Euclid Avenue

East Cleveland, Ohio 44112