Lee/Harvard Neighborhood (Harvard Community Service Center)


The Harvard Community Services Center's Community Development Corporation (CDC) consists of programs that promote the stabilization, and provision of economic growth in the Ward 1 Community of Lee-Harvard/Miles-Seville Neighborhood.

[from Case Western Reserve University's Encyclopedia of Cleveland History] As of 2020 Lee-Harvard enjoys one of the highest percentages of home ownership in the city of Cleveland. According to a 2015 citywide property inventory, only about 5% of the area’s homes are vacant. Schools and churches have always reflected the area’s strength. A new John F. Kennedy High School—a unique “double high school” at 15111 Miles Ave.—opened in Sept. 2020 to replace the original school built in 1965 at 17100 Harvard Ave. Thriving churches include Lee Road Baptist Church at 3970 Lee Rd. (1959), Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church at 15309 Harvard Ave. (1962), and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 18615 Harvard Ave. (1945). The former ST. HENRY PARISH at 18200 Harvard Ave. opened in 1950, with a convent and school added in 1954. In 1969 the church closed the convent, which then became the Harvard Community Services Center, and in 1993 the former parish school became Archbishop Lyke School, named after Cleveland’s first African American bishop. Lee-Harvard and Lee-Seville also are home to ample green space, including Kerruish Park, Idalia Park, Jo Ann Park and Arthur Johnston Park.

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3970 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH
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