& Families

The Detroit Shoreway neighborhood has abundant childcare and education options, in addition to many family-oriented programs and events.


Youth + Family Programming

Detroit Shoreway has a colorful variety of programs for youth and families, including personal development, arts experiences and free or low-cost activities.


MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. MyCom supports the Youth Leadership Council.


Youth Leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council is an opportunity for young leaders ages 14-24 to grow their skills and improve their community. Youth living in the Detroit Shoreway, Cudell and Edgewater neighborhoods serve the YLC and receive a $500 stipend. To learn more, email David Ramsey, Youth Council Coordinator, or call 216.961.4242 x242. This program is part of the MyCom Network.


DSCDO is proud to recommend Y.O.U., a workforce development organization serving teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in economically distressed areas of Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Lake Counties. Since its founding in 1982, approximately 160,000 teens and young adults have obtained a job or internship through Y.O.U., earning about $60 million in salaries and stipends. Learn more about Y.O.U. and apply here.


NWFN is a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-led organization of people who live in the near west and downtown neighborhoods of Cleveland and want to help the community thrive. NWFN offers programming events focused on children and families throughout the year. Learn more.


Our neighborhood recreation center offers indoor and outdoor activities year round for all ages, including youth and seniors. Visit their website or call 216.664.3373 for more information on upcoming programming.


Near West Recreation offers programming year round to families on Cleveland’s Near West Side. Visit Ohio City Inc. or call 216.781.3222 x108 


Every summer, the Capitol Theatre hosts a $1 Family Film Series. There is additional affordable programming for children year round. Visit their website for upcoming showtimes. 


TCT is an interactive professional theater developing and producing imaginative, original, and collaborative works for children. Visit their website for more information and showtimes. 


NWT identifies as a grassroots, intergenerational theater with an emphasis on serving youth. Learn more about NWT programs. NWT also partners with Cleveland Opera Theater to provide its free, after-school Youth Chorus.


CPT’s STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program) engages Cleveland teens from low-income families in a powerful intensive that focusing on excellence in performance, play creation, writing, production and set design/construction. Students earn money while learning and practicing valuable job skills, and perform free original performances in city parks each summer. Find out more information here.


The LGBT Center provides safe space, meals and drop-in hours for youth ages 11 to 20 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3-7:30pm. The QYou initiative also includes discussions, art therapy, goal-setting and fun activities. The #PowerUpPowerOut leadership development program helps youth become advocates for disenfranchised populations in their communities. Learn more here.


From Wintertide at Gordon Square to Edgewater Live and Recess Cleveland, there is something in the neighborhood for everyone. Be sure to check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up next.



Child Care

The Detroit Shoreway neighborhood is home to many Step Up to Quality Rated child care facilities, including those in schools, Head Start programs, child care centers, and child care homes. 

Parents can find information about 3, 4 or 5-star rated preschool programs by visiting Pre4Cle or calling Starting Point at 216.575.0061.


Schools & Education

Detroit Shoreway is home to a variety of schools and education options. The neighborhood is located within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), where students are eligible for college scholarships and support services from Say Yes Cleveland.

Listed below are schools within Detroit Shoreway; many additional quality school choice options are located in adjacent neighborhoods and beyond.


Cleveland Metropolitan School District PreK–8

Joseph M Gallagher School

Say Yes Core Services School ‘19-20
6601 Franklin Boulevard

Waverly Elementary School

1422 West 74th Street

H. Barbara Booker Elementary School

2121 West 67th Street


Private PreK–8

Metro Catholic School

1910 West 54th Street
216.281.4044 x128

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

1355 West 70th Street

Urban Community School

4909 Lorain Avenue


Cleveland Municipal School District High School

Max S. Hayes High School

2211 West 65th Street

New West Side High School Campus

West 45th Street & Detroit Avenue
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