June 29th, 2019
In the 2017-18 school year, there were a reported 2,972 homeless students attending the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
According to Project ACT, this school year is no different. Nearly 3,000 students experienced homelessness since the fall of 2018. Sadly, the number continues to climb throughout the school year.
Hear your invitation to step into this crisis from our CEO, Rev. Richard Trickel.
Why We're Standing
Homeless children are threatened by a cycle of poverty that leaves them stigmatized and struggling for normalcy – with little hope of escape. Right now, it’s imperative that Cleveland has eyes to SEE this crisis.
How We're Standing
You're invited to STAND with your community in Public Square on Saturday June 29th to represent each homeless student in our city. And we won’t simply be raising awareness – we’ll be transforming awareness into action. Join The City Mission and SERVE your young, hurting neighbors by participating on June 29th and in the days to follow. From 4-7pm we'll have live worship, prayer, food trucks, words from city and church leaders, activities for all ages, and more. There's no cost to attend, so gather your crew and register today!
Schedule of Events
4:00: Event begins
4:15: Live music begins
4:30-4:45: Poetry SLAM!, athlete performances from America SCORES
5:00-5:15: Echoes of Joy, Olivet Institutional Baptist Children’s Choir
5:15: Live music continues
5:45: Speakers, City and Community leaders
6:00-6:30 STAND IN MOMENT, readers from Project Act and The City Mission, prayer by Pastor Todd Davidson, Antioch Baptist Church
6:30-6:45 Pastoral Challenges from Pastor Jawanza Colvin, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church & Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer, Grace Church Middleburg Heights
6:45-7:00 Closing music and prayer, Pastor Dave Collings, Christ Church
During the 4-5:30 time frame attendees can also pick up their Stand In sign, participate in family-friendly educational activities, and patronize food trucks.