They said no to Coventry PEACE.
The Library Board voted on May 16, 2022 to approve an expensive contract with Cresco to become the facility manager of the Coventry PEACE Building. While we are dissapointed, and deeply concerned about this decision, we were incredibly touched and moved by all the people that showed up in support of a different resolution, and spoke so meaningfully in support of our organizations. We have taken the day to rest up from our efforts and to meet with the Coventry PEACE Campus tenants regarding next steps. We will have more information soon, but in the meantime we encourage you to keep sharing your concerns and hold the board members accountable to the statements they made stating that they support our organizations and want to see them thrive. Click on the button below to see how you can help.
Our next quarterly PEACE Pops is on Friday, July 29th.
Do you know…?
We recently posted some short videos featuring our Coventry PEACE Campus organizations. We hope these videos help introduce you to the tenants and inspire you to learn more about them – it’s our way of putting a face to a name.
COVENTRY PEACE CAMPUS PROJECT UPDATES
CPC Project Update 04/12/22
We are encouraged by recent discussions CPC had with the Cleveland Foundation regarding a program that could potentially alleviate concerns the Library has voiced, as well as CPC concerns, but we are discouraged that the Library board will not meet with us to further discuss this development. Here is an update covering developments of the last couple of months up until now… [READ MORE]
There are several ways in which you can help our project and the nonprofit businesses located at the Coventry PEACE Building right now. As new developments emerge, we will notify you as to other ways in which you may be able to help, as well.
>> Add your name to our list of supporters.
>> Send a letters and ask questions.
>> Attend meetings, events & workshops.
>> Join our email list.
>> Make a donation.
We have a selection of spaces of varying sizes available to rent to nonprofit businesses. They range in size from small, private offices to large, open spaces with soaring ceilings that are over 5,000 sq. ft. Contact us today to set up a tour.
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus – the heART of collaboration.
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus in Cleveland Heights is a unique arts, education, recreation and community service hub that is home to the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park & Playground and a diverse array of nonprofit organizations: Lake Erie Ink, FutureHeights, Reaching Heights, ARTFUL, Cleveland Heights – University Heights Teachers’ Union, Building Bridges Arts Collaborative, Art Acts Studio, Singers’ Club of Cleveland and Grace Communion Cleveland. These groups are housed in the former Coventry School building, which was part of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District. Since 2018, the building and six-acre property have been owned by Heights Libraries, whose Coventry branch is also part of the campus.
Coventry PEACE, Inc. provides a sustainable, supportive and collaborative facility for organizations that offer artistic and educational opportunities and community services for residents of the Heights and Greater Cleveland.
For over 100 years, the corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights has served as a diverse educational and gathering spot for our community. We are launching a “$100,000 for 100 years” fundraising campaign to support the Coventry Peace Campus Project to build on this tradition and provide stability for this corner for another 100 years.
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We are grateful for the continued love and support from our community, and we welcome your help. Please be sure to click on the link below and sign up for our email list so we can reach out with specific action items.
What is Coventry PEACE Campus?
When the school district sought to divest itself from the former Coventry Elementary School building in 2017, leaving its future uncertain, the leaders of all the tenant organizations and a broad base of community supporters came together in a grassroots movement to propose ways to preserve and grow the thriving culture and service ecosystem that had organically taken root there. From this effort, the Coventry PEACE Campus came into being. Coventry P.E.A.C.E., Inc. is the non-profit overseeing the maintenance, sustainability, renovation and development of the Coventry PEACE Building, which houses several local nonprofits. It is our goal to provide an accessible, sustainable, more efficient, and affordable home for these nonprofits, and to attract new organizations to the building.