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!
4-5:45 Stand In Registration, Food Trucks, Engagement with Community Partners, Family-Friendly Activities, & Worship
5-5:45 Opening Welcome & Entertainment
5:45-6 Guest Speakers from the City of Cleveland
6-6:30 Gather for Stand In & Stand In Moment
6:30-7 Devotional Message & Worship