NCJW/Cleveland has always provided direct service to needy women, children and families. With a pioneering spirit, our efforts helped to establish Mount Sinai Hospital, Council Gardens, the Bellefaire Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and the establishment of other major philanthropic projects in the northeast Ohio area.
NCJW/Cleveland volunteers are entrenched in the community, helping struggling women, inspiring children and engaging at-risk teens. We are in schools, libraries, courthouses, and neighborhood centers assisting with everything from literacy to fair legal representation. For those looking to give back, NCJW/Cleveland offers weekly, monthly, and shorter “done in a day” volunteer opportunities that fit everyone’s needs and schedules.
Our focus, is supporting women, children, and families as we strengthen our community.
NCJW/Cleveland believes in tackling issues at their source, seeking solutions that will alleviate the needs of those we serve. Members of our advocacy committee have led campaigns to keep children away from accessible, unsecured guns, fought for the rights of the disabled, organized voter registration drives, and helped to inform the elderly of rights and benefits through the Legal Aid Society’s Elder Law Project. Two thousand strong, NCJW/Cleveland is always looking for more volunteers to help advocate on issues that affect our women, children, and community.
NCJW/Cleveland provides educational programming for its members. It has hosted a variety of speakers from actress Ali Wentworth to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Members have had the opportunity to attended lectures at the Cleveland Museum of Art, taken day trips to The Chautauqua Institute, listened to speeches from Israeli activists and are kept current on timely issues.