The Concerned Citizens were formed in April of 2010 residents in the Mt Pleasant community wanted to know more about what was happening in their neighborhood. 

     Utilizing grassroots organizing, neighborhood residents took to the streets with ESOP Community Organizers to drum up interest in holding officials accountable for their actions in the neighborhood. 

     To date, the Concerned Citizens have 120 active members who have brought about multiple changes to the quality of life of all residents living in the community.  The group is led by neighborhood residents who have empowered themselves to create the change which they would like to see in their community; from drug busts and the removal of guns off the streets , to a neighborhood police foot-patrol along Kinsman Rd., and the clean-up and board-up of vacant and abandoned properties. 

Contact Information:

For more information regarding the Concerned Citizens efforts in the Mt Pleasant area, please feel free to contact:

Beverly Moore, Community Organizer at (216)361-0718 ext. 1032 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Partnerships with the Concerned Citizens include the following:

  • ESOP- Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People
  • Ward 4 Councilman Ken Johnson
  • 4th District Police Commander Deon McCaulley (email)
  • Director of Building and Housing Ed Rybka
  • Mt Olive Baptist Church
  • The East 139th Street Block Club
  • The East 126th Street Block Club
  • The York Rite Masonic Hall
  • The Discovery Center
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  • Masonic Youth 

Resources/Links:

Ward 4 Councilman Ken Johnson

NEO CANDO- Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Fourth District Police

The City of Cleveland Building and Housing Department

The Discovery Center