The Urban Community School (UCS), a private nonprofit K-8 school in a downtown Cleveland neighborhood, is expanding its campus to include substantial community benefits. With MetroHealth public hospital, a mental and dental health care center will serve up to 84,000 people annually.
The school will also build and operate an Early Childhood and Parent Development Center serving 100 children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Additionally, an Urban Squash Cleveland facility was built offering instruction to kids at the school and from the surrounding neighborhood, offering instruction in the sport of squash, academic support, and cultural enrichment opportunities for one hundred grade students.
The new facilities will also include: legal services through Legal Aid; WIC (Women, Infants and Children’s Program through the State of Ohio Health Department); nutrition aid through a food pharmacy collaboration with the Cleveland Foodbank; United Way 211 to connect patients with additional housing, violence, food security, and transportation services; and the Reach Out and Read Program.