Community Building Initiatives

Community Organizing

FRDC works with residents of the Ward 6 area to facilitate the development and training of street clubs, and assists groups in identifying sources of funding for community projects. FRDC also coordinates volunteers and helps obtain resources to complete neighborhood beautification projects. The organization also works to organize residents regarding issues affecting the quality of life in the community. Please contact Alisha Memaran for more information.

Lunch Buddies at Bolton Elementary School

The Lunch Buddies Program provides an adult volunteer (ages 18 and up) to work with 3rd thru 5th grade students at Bolton Elementary School located in the Fairfax Neighborhood. Every Friday throughout the school year volunteers work with a group of students during their lunch hour playing games, conversing, and participating in other recreational and educational activities. Volunteers provide support, friendship, and positive role modeling to the students. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more please contact Alisha Memaran at 216 361-8611.

PNC Fairfax Connection


PNC Fairfax Connection is a resource center open to all members of the community to serve their needs and interests while celebrating the community’s proud history and legacy of hope. PNC has collaborated with the Fairfax community to create a space that offers programs and online resources for residents and business owners including tools to help them achieve their goals. It also serves as a hub to connect to services and cultural resources throughout greater Cleveland. Through the center and our partnerships, we are working together to help strengthen Fairfax and empower people to make positive advances in their lives and their neighborhood. For more information visit their website.

Next Step: Strategies for Business Growth

An innovative program designed specifically for small business owners which provide participants with the know-how, training, and networks to turn growth plans into action. It is a great way to focus your goals, maximize your time, and make a big leap forward. Our 7 month NextStep program, beginning in mid April 2014, gives you access to our network of volunteer professionals and mentors. At the end of the program, participants walk away with an individualized Strategic Growth Action Plan™ outlining the action steps required to achieve their business goals. Read more