How You Can Help.
NEXT LIBRARY BOARD MEETING IS
MONDAY, MAY 16TH AT 6:30 PM
AT THE LEE RD. BRANCH
WE NEED YOU WHETHER YOU ARE NEAR OR FAR.
This may be the last chance to have our voices heard. It appears the Library Board will be voting to approve a two year contract with an outside facility management company for a MINIMUM of $33,000/yr for services that we have been providing for FREE, and would have continued to provide for free. We anticipate the REAL cost will be significantly higher than this becasue this company also charges significant fees for on-site visits and 4-6% for issuing leases. The Library has said they will pass this cost on to the tenants in the form of higher rent – perhaps 2-3x what we are currently paying. This would cause a mass-exodus of tenants bringing the Coventry PEACE project to an abrupt end, just as it was ready to fly.
PLEASE COME AND HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD – SEE MORE DETAILS BELOW.
#1 – SIGN THE PETITION
After you’ve taken a quick minute to sign the petition, share a link to it on your social media. Please do what you can to spread the word and get others to sign, too. We know our reach goes beyond Cleveland Heights – so share far & wide.
#2 – SEND A LETTER
Tell our public officials Coventry PEACE Campus has a plan & it’s time to let us work that plan. Use our easy submission form which will automatically email the Library Board, Cleveland Heights Council & Mayor, University Heights Coincil & Mayor, and the CH-UH School Board.
#3 – SHOW UP
Come to the Library Board meeting on Monday (5/16). Come early if you are going to speak, BE SURE TO SIGN THEIR SIGN-IN SHEET upon arrival. DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY? Our representatives will be there with prepared questions/concerns you can read for us.
Give PEACE a chance. Rally for PEACE.
Show up May 16th 5:00 to Rally for PEACE
Stay and sign up to speak at 6:30 Board of Trustees’ meeting
Other ways you can help.
>> Add your name to our list of supporters on our website.
By sharing with our community the names of those who want to see this project carried forward, you can inspire others to join us, too.
>> Attend our upcoming events & workshops.
While the pnademic kept our building closed to the public for a lengthy period of time, we are open again. CPC and the nonprofit businesses located here have an array of special events, classes and workshops lined up for this year. Come see us in action!
>> Join our email list.
Stay up-to-date on our upcoming events and developments regarding the CPC project.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Coventry PEACE Campus news and events – sign up to receive emails or follow us on social media.
Emails & Newsletters
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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.