Building Hope In the City

The missions of Building Hope is to restore the city to God by developing and linking people, communities and churches. BHITC exists to share the unfailing hope of Christ with the city of Cleveland. They believe all people – regardless of background, economic status, race, culture or denomination – can find hope in Jesus, who restores all of our brokenness. Apart from Him, we can do nothing, and they follow closely after His teachings and example for their work.

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Building Hope 101

When: Once ~ twice a month

Where: 2038 West 29th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

What: The first step to volunteering with Building Hope in the City is to take ‘Building Hope 101,’ a 60-minute introduction to the organization. You will learn about our mission and ministries and find ways to use your God-given gifts and talents to love people in the city for Christ.

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TUTOR Urban / Refugee Students

When: Ongoing opportunities

Where: Various locations throughout Cleveland

What: Building Hope offers tutoring programs in partnership with urban churches and have volunteer opportunities on the east and west side of town and during the afternoon and evening, varying from 1-3 hour commitments. We also have volunteer opportunities at The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants, working with the students.

Volunteers like you tutor urban and refugee students one-on-one and have a direct impact not only in the student’s learning, but also in their life.

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Volunteer at Common Threads

When: Ongoing opportunities

Where: 22049 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio 44126.

What: Common Threads is a thrift store that provides job and work experience as well as generating funding for Building Hope. They have tons of opportunities: sorting clothes, picking up donations, online selling and much more. 30 Volunteers needed! We are also in need of donations.

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Citizenship and Green Card Services Volunteer

When: Ongoing Opportunities

Where: 15135 Triskett Road (Gateway West Church)

What:The need for Building Hope in the City’s citizenship and green card services is at
an all-time high, and volunteers can help the organization continue to serve the many seeking assistance. Volunteers can assist with citizenship by offering interview practice, which takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants located at 15135 Triskett Road (Gateway West Church). Email Sharon Schuldt at for more information.

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Tutors Needed

When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm from September to May.

Where:3340 Trowbridge Ave Cleveland, OH 44109

What: Building Hope is partnering with Cleveland Schools to provide tutoring at the City Life Center. No tutoring experience is required and a curriculum will be provided.

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