Buy a Shirt = We'll Give a Shirt

Through the month of April, the purchase of any clothing item allows us to make an extra shirt for FREE giveaway to a Cleveland City school student this Spring. We are bringing our "Drop the Lead" campaign to schools in order to engage more students in the conversation about lead poisoning, gun violence and teen-police relations. Thank you for your support!

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REFRESHING OUR CITY

through creative arts, community engagement and youth development.

CD RELEASE CONCERT

Listen to these fresh new songs by MC2 Stem High School's 9th graders. Click here.

Two major health issues affecting families on the East side of Cleveland concerning lead:  LEAD POISONING and GUN VIOLENCE.

See videos. Hear music. Feel the message.

Refresh the Neighborhood

The Cleveland Film Company and Refresh Collective proudly present "Refresh the Neighborhood," a 5-part mini-documentary series featuring and highlighting five members of the Cleveland community. In celebrating these incredible individuals, Refresh Collective hopes to promote a future generation of neighbors and community members who serve out of love for our city/neighborhood!

Our project-based hip-hop-in-action programs motivate, educate, and activate students in personal and community development. The start-to-finish builds creativity, confidence, and character while achieving educational benchmarks and standards.

Students learn skills in digital music composition, lyric writing, recording arts, and public performance. Enriching experiences and critical thinking about our surroundings provide a baseline for youth voice to emerge.

Their music and message develop through collaboration with other students and guidance from professional community change recording artists. Through the creative, song writing process, students express experiences, perspectives, problems and solutions.

We listen carefully to what students are saying and give them opportunities to create fresh action, such as planting new neighborhood gardens, tasting the fresh food, silk screening our own t-shirts, and writing songs that promote our neighborhood farmer's market.

 

Newest Releases

The Libretto Effect
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Content Over Commercial
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4th Quarter
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Fist or Friendship
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A Growing Process
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How We Are Made Possible

Special thanks to our monthly donors, fiscal sponsor Famicos Foundation, and for generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, St. Luke's Foundation and Neighborhood Connections. Also, "thank you," to the organizations we work with to serve students around Cleveland: CMSD, MC2 Stem High School, Collinwood High, Mary Bethune Elementary, Lake Erie Ink, the Music Settlement, New Directions, Famicos Foundation, St. Luke's Foundation, St. Clair Superior and Gateway Church. And finally, "thank you" to Stephen Bivens and Suzuran Photography for supporting us with great photos as well as Travis Pollert Film and Video and Terry Geer for supporting us with film and video.

 

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