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St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

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COMMITTED

We work for a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable.

MISSION & VISION

We are a diverse, vibrant, and vital neighborhood.

HISTORY & SERVICE

We are building – year by year, decade by decade.

GROWTH & GOALS

We are informed and inspired by a strategic plan.

PARTNERS

We are grateful to those who support and sustain us.

STAFF & BOARD

We are a team committed to serving the community.

CAREERS

We are looking for talented, creative team members.

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MISSION & VISION

The mission of the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) is to build a community where people live, businesses thrive, and visitors explore – by connecting people, strengthening the neighborhood, and seeking to always be accountable to the community.

Our vision is an accessible, inclusive, and vibrant community that celebrates and promotes the diversity of its residents and businesses.

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HISTORY & SERVICE

"The organization has been the vehice by which their community has been brought together and that unity has been able to bring about some very positive changes."


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HISTORY

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation’s (SCSDC) role in community development began over 40 years ago with the founding of two community-based organizations – the St. Clair Business Association and the St. Clair Superior Coalition. In 1999, these two community organizations merged to better serve the same citizens with more coordination, united resources and for greater community impact.

SERVICE AREA

The SCSDC service area extends from East 30th Street on the Western boundary to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as the Eastern boundary, South to Superior and Payne Avenues and North to the Lake in Cleveland, Ohio. Our service area covers portions of four City Council Wards and four micro-neighborhoods (AsiaTown, Goodrich-Kirtland Park, Hodge, and St. Vitus).

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GROWTH & GOALS

We are preparing for growth. In 2021, the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation formalized and adopted a five-year strategic plan to guide the neighborhood forward in the coming years.

PEOPLE

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PLACE

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PERFORMANCE

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STAFF & BOARD

We are in good hands. Learn more about the team behind our mission.

ST. CLAIR SUPERIOR STAFF

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Jeremy Taylor

Executive Director

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is a visionary leader and committed community organizer with almost six years of experience serving Cleveland neighborhoods as the Director of Community Involvement of Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, formerly known as Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. During his time at Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, Jeremy worked to cultivate relationships with stakeholder groups of residents, businesses and faith-based groups. While serving those communities, Jeremy strove to be innovative in approaching issues and inequalities inherent in large cities. He is the President of the Hough Community Land Trust and a board member of Bike Cleveland and Neighborhood Solutions Inc. He is passionate about Cleveland’s east side community and envisions accessible and connected neighborhoods where residents and business owners are both engaged and empowered. Jeremy is a resident of the St. Clair Superior neighborhood and is a proud alumnus of the Central State University where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
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Kaliya Smith

Community Engagement Specialist

Kaliya Smith

Kaliya Smith, Community Engagement Specialist, proactively strengthens relationships with residents, businesses and stakeholders on behalf of SCSDC. Kaliya graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership in addition to a certificate in Public Management. She also received her certificate of completion in the Lean Ohio Boot Camp (an intensive 4 day training workshop tailored to the public-sector workplace). In her spare time, Kaliya enjoys the adventures of being a new mom, cooking for family and friends, and participating in a modeling campaign that promotes women empowerment and body positivity.
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Jacinta Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Jacinta Wilson

Jacinta Wilson obtained an Associates Applied Business and Information Technology degree from Bryant & Stratton College. She worked for the City of Cleveland as a Career Coach assisting disadvantaged and displaced people in obtaining job training that ultimately led to gainful employment. She is very familiar with serving others in need in the community. Jacinta has dedicated her time and energy to develop positive relationships by serving through leadership in her local church as well as participating in community outreach in neighboring nursing and rehabilitation facilities. When time permits, Jacinta enjoys singing old Motown songs with her family and playing board games with her son.

ST. CLAIR SUPERIOR BOARD

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August Fluker

President

Fluker Consulting LLC

August Fluker

August L. Fluker retired in July 2021, following a 36-year career in architecture as principal at the Cleveland based firm City Architecture. He has served as Principal/Managing Member at Fluker Consulting LLC since its inception in August 2021. In Cleveland as well as state-wide, Mr. Fluker has been recognized for his leadership and achievements. In 2009 He was appointed to the Board of Architects by Governor Ted Strickland. He has served on the city of Cleveland’s Planning Commission since 2018. Mr. Fluker has served as board member of the Partnership for Safer Cleveland, Cleveland Institute of Art, St Clair Superior Development Corporation, Baseball Heritage Museum, Cleveland Restoration Society and New Village Corporation. Prior to forming Fluker Consulting LLC, Mr. Fluker was responsible for client contact, project management and the administration and production of projects at City Architecture for 26 years. His experience and involvement range from large institutional projects to intimate storefront projects, and complex public transportation and infrastructure efforts. Mr. Fluker has dedicated the next chapter of his life to focus on people, context, and intentionality. Mr. Fluker’s immediate step in his new capacity includes serving as a coach for the Community Development Corporation Leadership Program, through the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation.
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Michael White

Vice President

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Michael White

Michael White, former Mayor of the City of Cleveland for 12 years, is a passionate believer that lasting change in our City begins by working at the neighborhood level. Toward that end he is the Senior Policy Adviser for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s Community Engagement effort, which includes the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program, Community Development Corporation Leadership Program and the Community Development Corporation Learning Lab, of which the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation is their first partner. Michael is also involved with other philanthropic activities of the Foundation as well.
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Johnny Wu

Secretary

OCA Greater Cleveland

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu is well known and respected within the Asian Pacific American community in Ohio. He is one of the co-founders of the Cleveland Asian Festival and is recognized by ethnic cultural groups as the Producer for Cleveland Cultural Gardens’ One World Day since 2015. Wu founded the monthly Cleveland IndieClub to provide a voice for local visual artists to showcase their work and visions. IndieClub was a national movement with events in numerous cities with Cleveland being the oldest running group. Johnny is the founder and owner of Media Design Imaging which provides video and event producing to corporate and independent filmmakers. He also has numerous feature films. Johnny is a member of the International Task Force for Cleveland Museum of Art, WKYC Community Council, City of Cleveland Consumer Affairs Community Board and is VP of Communications for OCA Cleveland Chapter.
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James Bailey

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

PNC Financial Services

James Bailey

James Bailey, CFA, CAIA, is a senior investment advisor for PNC Institutional Asset Management, working with PNC's largest outsourced chief investment officer clients. Previously, James was the head of PNC's Derivatives Strategies Group and an interest rate and commodities derivatives trader at KeyBank. As an active volunteer, James is a member of the Kent State University Foundation Board of Directors, is part of KSU's Department of Finance Advisory Board, and is a member of CFA Institute's Disciplinary Review Committee.
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MICHAEL SERING

Governance Committee Chair

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

Michael Sering

Michael Sering is the Vice-President of Housing and Shelter at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is responsible for the Men’s Homeless Shelter at 2100 Lakeside which serves over 3,400 men per year and he also operates the Family Overflow shelter for Cuyahoga County. He also launched LMM’s Workforce Development/Social Enterprise to expand employment and training opportunities for re-entry and homeless populations through the Central Kitchen and culinary arts programs. Michael is on the Board of Directors of CHN Housing Partners; is a member of the Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services’ Advisory Board and the Homeless Service Provider Alliance. He is a past Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Free Clinic/Circle Health Services.
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ROSCOE MORGAN

Strategic Planning Committee and Placemaking Committee Chair

Stand Tall Academies Inc.

Roscoe Morgan

Roscoe Morgan is the Founding Director of Stand Tall Academies Inc., a community-based outreach organization which runs a seven-step integrity-based character-building program. An educator for over 25 years, he has launched successful programs for government, educational and non-profit entities. Roscoe’s new passion is the Stand Tall Academy Community Heroes Network set up to identify unrecognized leaders and talent among us.
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Patricia Antoine

Community Activist, Resident

Patricia Antoine

With over 40 years of Federal Government Service, Patricia Antoine has experience working with high level officials with extensive public interaction, training in health and safety issues, and other pertinent seminars and workshops. She has received Outstanding Performance Awards, 40 Years of Federal Government Service Award and the United Nations Humanitarian Recognition Award. Patricia served as a union representative for 15 years, lobbying before US Congressional Representatives regarding health and safety, employee rights and benefits and testifying on record before Congressional Representatives on voter suppression. She is an energetic community volunteer having partnered with MYCOM numerous efforts engaging youth in Cleveland, contributing articles to the Ward 7 Newsletter and completing neighborhood clean-ups. Patricia has also facilitated workshops, given presentations on various subjects at St. Phillip Neri Family Center, served meals to the homeless at St. Augustine Church and has served on the Health Issues Task Force.
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David Breen

National Bias Fabric Company

David Breen

David Breen has been the president and owner of National Bias Fabric since 2015. National Bias Fabric Company is an industry leader in textile and fabric cutting, sewing, and converting. They provide innovative solutions and services to the textile and apparel industry. National Bias was founded in 1902, and has proudly been located in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood since the 1960s. In addition to National Bias, David is the president of RediHEAT, which manufactures and sells inventive heated delivery bags for restaurants and delivery companies. A lifelong Cleveland area resident, David attended St. Ignatius High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and obtained his MBA from Cleveland State University.
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Claire Billingsley

CHN Housing Partners

Claire Billingsley

Claire Billingsley is a non-native Clevelander deeply motivated by the power of home. Her core belief is that every person and neighborhood deserve safe, affordable, and beautiful places to live. This longstanding belief led her to pursue skills and passions ranging from interior design to geospatial analysis. Today, Claire leverages those skills to build capacity at nonprofits working to end homelessness and housing insecurity, through grant writing, advocacy, informal research and data analysis, and marketing and communications. She joined CHN Housing Partners in 2021 after five years at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (operator of Ohio’s largest emergency shelter), where she helped secure roughly $20 million and develop four affordable housing initiatives. Claire is an Advisory Board member of Humble Design Cleveland and previously served on the Ambassador Council of the Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research and the Volunteer Committee of the Metanoia Project. She holds an MS in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University and a BA from the College of Wooster. Claire’s hope for Cleveland is a future where the opportunity, comfort, and community she has found here is accessible to every resident regardless of ZIP code, race, or economic status.
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Jennifer Chandler

Retiree, Community Health Educator

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler is a retiree and lifelong Cleveland native. She is a public health professional and researcher with a background in community health education. Jennifer's passion centers around the health of the public, specifically that of adolescents, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. She is a proud graduate of Cleveland's public schools. Considered a gifted and at-risk youth, she was placed in the Karamu Club, a cultural enrichment program sponsored by Karamu founders Russell and Rowena Jeliffe. She was a participant in CWRU's first Upward Bound Program and is a 2004 graduate of CWRU's first Public Health master’s program. Jennifer is also a Cuyahoga Community College alum and an honors graduate of CSU with a specialized degree centered around advocacy for vulnerable populations. She went on to participate in Bridge Builders and Leadership Shaker. Jennifer turned her educational background into an extensive history of volunteerism and community activism. Jennifer's life mission is to advocate for all vulnerable populations; for youth, seniors, the hungry, and the homeless. Her belief is that every person has the right to a healthy and productive life.
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Audra Jones

Krystal Klear Communications, LLC

Audra Jones

Audra T. Jones, M.B.A. hails from Cleveland, Ohio where she lives and serves as an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and educator. Audra serves as founder and CEO of Krystal Klear Communications, L.L.C a full-service communications design firm specializing in creating successful branding and marketing efforts through events, workshops and consulting. The firm helps create marketable and scalable solutions to help achieve strategic and organizational goals. She also serves as the Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Pulmonary Apps, L.L.C. and has over 10 years serving in the healthcare industry. Audra has over 20 years of experience providing strategic communications counsel to business owners and industry leaders who are interested in growing and protecting the value of their reputations and companies through authentic communication efforts. Audra is a philanthropist and advocate for the advancement of small business ownership. She is skilled in strategic planning, collaborative and equitable connections. She has proven experience working with small to mid-sized firms consulting on program development, writing grants and proposals, conducting prospect research, and developing fundraising plans.
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Chris Luken

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Chris Luken

Chris Luken is an associate at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP where he practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, real estate development and debt finance. Chris assists private equity firms and public and private companies across industries in a range of business matters and has substantial experience representing landlords and tenants in retail, office, warehouse and other commercial leasing transactions. Chris is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
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Nicole McGee

Upcycle Parts Shop

Nicole McGee

Nicole McGee is the founding director of Upcycle Parts Shop, a unique storefront in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood where people can donate used art + craft supplies, as well as shop for the same items at a very low cost. This effort focuses on “creative reuse” demonstrating alternatives to “throw- away consumer culture”. Upcycle supplies materials to creative endeavors by leading engaging programming, workshops and parties, and building community within. She is an active community volunteer and advocate for the St. Clair Superior neighborhood and its residents and business owners.
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Denise Polverine-Manoloff

Press Club of Cleveland

Denise Polverine-Manoloff

For over 10 years, Denise Polverine-Manoloff has served as a board member throughout Cleveland. She is currently the president of the Press Club of Cleveland and serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Cleveland and the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio. Denise earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Cleveland State University with a major in communications. She is currently the Director of Digital and OTT Strategy for WKYC 3 Cleveland where she is responsible for overall content, communications, engagement, digital and social strategy. Denise is also involved in WKYC’s Women’s Leadership Task Force, Cleveland Sports Commission, and Cleveland’s Safety Task Force Minority Recruitment Initiative. She also serves as an adjunct professor of Journalism at Case Western Reserve University.
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Brittany Watkins

US Bank

Brittany Watkins

Brittany Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Composition from John Carroll University. Brittany served as a tutor in the Cleveland Heights School District where she provided support for scholars enrolled in the AVID program, a nonprofit college readiness program that provides students the skills they need to be successful in college. Brittany has over ten years of experience in finance. She currently works as a Business Banking Specialist for U.S. Bank where she continuously strengthens relationships with the community to provide outreach and support for small business owners.
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Leon Wilson

The Cleveland Foundation

Leon Wilson

Leon Wilson is currently the Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer at the Cleveland Foundation leading the Information & Technology Services department, focusing on strategic and transformational use of technology and data within the foundation and the philanthropic sector. He also oversees the foundation’s Digital Excellence grant-making strategy to “build a stronger, more equitable and inclusive digital community”.
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Lisa Wong

OCA Greater Cleveland & Cleveland Asian Festival

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Cleveland State University and is a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland and Cleveland FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is a certified Election Day Official for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections and has worked for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, The Plain Dealer, The City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Minority Business Assistance Center at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. As a longtime community advocate and co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival, Lisa was named one of Cleveland’s 2017 Most Interesting People by Cleveland Magazine and honored with the City of Cleveland Third District Citizen Award. Lisa is Board President of OCA Greater Cleveland Asian Pacific American Advocates and National Vice President of Communications for OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.