Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
Featured businesses and services that welcomes, strengthens, and celebrates communities of color in the Cleveland area.
Table of Contents 3 – About the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion 4 – Acknowledgements 5 – Introduction 8 – How to use this directory Services and Businesses Listings 9 – 14 Asian Businesses & Services 15 – 17 Black & African Businesses & Services 18 – 21 Hispanic & Latino/a Businesses & Services
Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion fully engages in the holistic development of all John Carroll students, but primarily supports students who identify as students of color, LGBTQ, first-generation, and/or low-socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to empower students so that as confident individuals they attain their goals of academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation and cultural development. Danielle J. Carter Director Salomon Rodezino Program Coordinator Carol Link Administrative Assistant
The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion is located in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Suite 202 Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. http://sites.jcu.edu/inclusion/
Acknowledgements This directory was made possible through the efforts of the following JCU community members: Jasmine M. Hamilton Graduate Student Intern Bowling Green State University
Danielle Carter Director of the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion John Carroll University
Pat Caruso Communications Coordinator for Student Affairs John Carroll University
Devonte Foy John Carroll University student, â€™15
Introduction The purpose of this directory is to provide all John Carroll University students with a starting point to identify services and businesses that can help welcome, strengthen, and celebrate their time spent in the Cleveland area. This project began with the goal to seek out businesses and resources from underrepresented racial and ethnic identity communities in the Cleveland area: Asian A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa â€“ includes Caribbean Islanders and others of African origin. Hispanic or Latino/a A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Racial and Ethnic descriptions retrieved from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (2012).
At John Carroll University, no students have identified as American Indian or Alaska Native (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012). In our research, only one Cleveland organization was self-purported as a resource for this community in the Cleveland area. However, it was not determined to be relevant for purposes of this directory. Additionally, this directory does not include organizations whose main purpose is to unite individuals on through political ideas or religious and spiritual practices. The office of Campus Ministry at John Carroll University provides a listing of services intended to reflect the needs various religious & spiritual practices. You can visit their website by clicking here. If there are services you utilize or businesses that you frequent that you believe should be included in future editions of the directory, please visit the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. We do our best to list organizations that are accessible. If you have information about an organization that may no longer be accessible for whatever reason, please let us know. We welcome all comments and questions.
We hope that you can use this directory to identify spaces that can deepen your understanding of your own and othersâ€™ experiences. It is important that as allies we affirm underrepresented racial and ethnic identity groups and their respective organizations. We encourage you to engage in reflection and dialogue with the professional staff at the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and with others within the John Carroll community about this project.
Organization of Content The services and businesses listed are organized by their respective racial or ethnic identity. Also, organizations are categorized by the type of service they provide. When available, the contact information and a brief description is listed as retrieved from the organizationâ€™s website. Resources/Other These organizations listed in this category are mostly, but not exclusively, non-profit entities. They offer pertinent information about and sometimes provide services useful for the communities they serve. Food Services â€“ These organizations may prepare meals, provide produce, or offer instruction of meal preparation specific to a racial and ethnic identity group.
Personal Care Non-Health These organizations provides information, products or services intended for non-health personal care. Retail/For-profit These organizations sell services and products that were inspired or originated by community members of certain racial and ethnic identities.
Asian Businesses & Services Resources/Other The Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland (OCAGC) http://ocagc.org 216-539-4634 1265 W. 106th St., Cleveland, OH 44102
Founded in 1973, OCAGC is a nonprofit, non-partisan civil rights and educational organization. OCAGC serves the continually growing Asian Pacific American community of Northeast Ohio and works with other organizations and communities to promote ethnic awareness and cultural diversity.
Chinese Women Association of Cleveland http://chinesewomencleveland.org 6755 Ridgecliff Dr., Solon, OH 44139
The mission of the Chinese Women Association of Cleveland is to assist women of Chinese and Asian descent on the issues facing them today, including but not limited to gender discrimination, social injustice, domestic violence, and economic empowerment.
Asian Businesses & Services Resources/Other Japanese American Citizens League Midwest District Council, Cleveland Chapter http://www.jacl.org 216-556-2277
Korean American Association of Greater Cleveland http://clevelandkoreanassociation.org
216-689-2999 1541 E. 38th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association http://nolaa.org 440-345-5887 6607 Pear Rd. Parma, OH 44130
The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.
The mission of the association is to promote among the Americans a more accurate knowledge of the people of Korea, their aims, customs, ideals, arts and sciences, industries, economic conditions, and educational process. A membership fee is required for involvement in this organization. The Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association is dedicated to preserving, enriching, and promoting, our Lebanese heritage and traditions through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and social activities.
Asian Businesses & Services Resources/Other International Services Center http://internationalservicescenter.org 216-781-4560 815 Superior Avenue East Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44114
International Services Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian social service agency dedicated to helping thousands of immigrants and refugees each year to achieve selfsufficiency.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage www.maltzmuseum.org 216-593-0575 2929 Richmond Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122
The Mission of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is to introduce the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Asian Festival http://clevelandasianfestival.org
The Cleveland Asian Festival supported by several organizations in Cleveland that foster, educate, and promote Asian culture and traditions. It is a landmark undertaking to unite the community through recognition of its culture, diversity, and people.
Asian Businesses & Services Food Services Hunan Solon www.hunansolon.com/ 440-247-0808 6050 Enterprise Parkway Cleveland, OH 44139
Inchinâ€™s Bamboo Garden www.bamboo-gardens.com/ 440-734-0500 5106 Great Northern Mall North Olmsted, OH 44070
Hunan by the Falls 440-248-8836 508 Washington Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Tink Holl (Grocery) 216-881-6996 1735 E. 36th St. Cleveland, OH 44114
Hunan East 216-381-2266 724 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44143
Cleveland CAM Asia Supermarket http://www.huaxin.us/english/indexE. htm 21200 Miles Road North Randall, OH 44128
Li Wah liwahrestaurant.com/ 216-696-6556 2999 Payne Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114
Jerusalem Grill http://www.jerusalemgrill.com/ 216-291-9191 14421 Cedar Road Cleveland, OH 44121
Asian Businesses & Services Food Services Jaipur Junction http://thejaipurjunction.com 440-842-3555 Timber Ridge Plaza 9249, Spragur Road. North Royalton, OH, 44133 Saffron Patch http://thesaffronpatch.com/ 216-295-0400 20600 Chagrin Boulevard Tower East Building Shaker Heights, OH 44122 Bo Loong 216-391-3113 3922 Saint Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44114
CafĂŠ Tandoor http://www.cafetandoorcleveland.com 216-371-8500 2096 South Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Tadka http://tadkarestaurant.com/ 440-734-0500 5106 Great Northern Mall South North Olmstead, OH 44070
Indian Delight Restaurant www.classicindianfood.com 216-651-4007 5507 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
Asian Businesses & Services Personal Care Non-Health Anna Beauty Center http://www.annabeautycenter.com/ 216-574-2288 3030 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Retail Asian Town Center http://www.asiantowncenter.com/ 216-621-1681 3820 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Black & African Businesses & Services Resources/Other
100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. http://www.100blackmencleveland.org
216-361-9146 Omni Park Building 27801 Euclid Avenue Suite 410, Euclid OH 44132
Karamu House, Inc. http://www.karamuhouse.org 216-795-7070 2355 E. 89th St. Cleveland, OH 44106
The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. is to serve as mentors, deliver and support educational and economic opportunity, advocate for institutional change and improve the health and wellness of African-American Men and Youth in particular and the African-American community in general. A membership fee is required for involvement in this organization. The Karamu House opened its doors in 1915 to set out to establish a common ground where people of different races, religions, social and economic backgrounds could come together to seek and share common ventures. The Mission of Karamu House is to strengthen community through quality Arts Education programs with an emphasis on African-American culture.
Black & African Businesses & Services Resources/Other National Black MBA Association Cleveland Northeast Ohio Chapter http://www.clevelandblackmbas.org 216-916-4874
It is the vision of the organization to become recognized as the leading professional organization in Northeast Ohio by providing professional, educational, networking and developmental opportunities for members, youth and the community at-large. A membership fee is required for involvement in this organization.
Urban League of Greater Cleveland http://www.ulcleveland.org 216-622-0999 2930 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
To enable African Americans and other minority members to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services. A membership fee is required for involvement in this organization.
African American Cultural Center
The Cultural Center displays a permanent collection of African art and revolving exhibits of the art, culture and history of peoples of the African Diaspora.
216-687-2000 Cleveland State University Center 2121 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115
Black & African Businesses & Services Food Services This online resource provides patrons with places relevant to Black Cultural Soul of America http://www.soulofamerica.com/cleveland- travel. The link directs to a page that highlights restaurants and venues restaurants-nightclubs.phtml offering food services rooted in the Black community.
Hispanic & Latino/a Businesses & Services Resources/Other Hispanic Cultural Center of Cleveland 3200 Franklin Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44113
The Hispanic Cultural Center of Cleveland promotes programs and art initiatives that highlight the history and education of the Latino/a community.
Hispanic Alliance, Inc. http://hispanicallianceinc.org 216-661-4249 3110 W. 25th Street Cleveland, OH44109
Hispanic Alliance is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of addressing Hispanic/Latino community needs.
Esperanza, Inc. http://esperanzainc.org 216-651-7178 3104 W. 25th St. (Fourth Floor) Cleveland, OH 44109
The mission of Esperanza is to enhance educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center http://www.nuevaluzurc.org 216-651-8236 2226 W. 89th St. Cleveland, OH 44102
The mission of Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center is to challenge the root causes of systemic poverty among Latinos and other underserved minorities.
Hispanic & Latino/a Businesses & Services Resources/Other Hispanic Roundtable http://convencionhispana.org 216-445-7318 1900 E. 9th St., Suite 3200 Cleveland, OH 44114
The Hispanic Roundtable Community Programs is a non-profit organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst to empower the Hispanic Community to become full partners in the economic, education, political, civic, and social life of Greater Cleveland.
The purpose of this organization is to empower the Hispanic /Latino Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism community to eliminate the negative and Drug Abuse Outreach Program impact of HIV/AIDS, violence and the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other (HUMADAOP) drugs through culturally sensitive http://hispanicumadaop.com prevention, education, intervention, treatment and reentry services.
Julia de Burgos http://www.juliadeburgos.org/ 216-961-2970 5209 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102
The Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing the Puerto Rican and Caribbean traditions through the teaching and practice of the visual, performing and literary arts.
Hispanic & Latino/a Businesses & Services Food Services La Plaza Supermarket 216-476-8000 13609 Lakewood Heights Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44107 La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant www.lafiestacleveland.com 440-565-4422 5115 Wilson Mills Rd. Richmond Heights, OH 44143 Lopez www.lopezonlee.com 216-932-9000 2196 Lee Rd. Cleveland, OH 44118
Don Tequila http://www.dontequilamexrestaurant.com/
216-297-9765 2175 S. Green Rd. University Heights, OH 44122
Mi Pueblo Taqueria 216-671-6661 12207 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, OH 44111 Abueloâ€™s http://www.abuelos.com/ 26100 Harvard Rd. Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Hispanic & Latino/a Businesses & Services Food Services Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/ 216-896-9020 28601 Chagrin Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122
Momocho http://www.momocho.com/ 216-694-2122 1835 Fulton Rd. Cleveland, OH 44113
Barroco Grill www.barrocogrill.com/ 216-221-8127 12906 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107
Luchitaâ€™s Mexican Restaurant www.luchita.com 216-252-1169 3456 W. 117th St. Cleveland, OH 44111
Zocalo http://www.zocalocleveland.com 216-781-0420 2071 E. 4th St. Cleveland, OH 44115
Mi Pueblo http://mipueblocleveland.com 216-791-8226 11611 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106