This short film from Neighborhood Connections
and the Famicos Foundation
trains the spotlight on a classic Cleveland neighborhood – Glenville.
The historical tidbits herein are both fascinating and delightful. For instance: more than 100 years ago, Glenville was a mecca for horse and auto racing – and the gambling it inspired. The area was also once a summer resort for wealthy Clevelanders. The venerable Leon Bibb grew up in Glenville, while famed track and field athlete Jesse Owens moved to the area when he was just a boy. And we loved this quote from Glenville High grad Chris Arnett, who says of his alma mater, "We had the prettiest girls and the handsomest guys."
The film also takes a tour of some of the projects nurturing the area today. Alex Robertson talks about RecessCLE - a grassroots program that aims to expose kids to a variety of sports and activities, William Hamilton introduces viewers to the 107th
Street Community Garden, Maurice Reynolds discusses the Fathers Active in the Hood (F.A.I.T.H.
) initiative and Sherrae M. Hayes, Ph.D shows her hometown pride via The Ville Loves Me
Every Clevelander will learn something new about Glenville within this fun and informative video.