Neighborhood Advisory Council

Founding NAC

The CWRU Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) serves as the community representative to University leadership and advises on relevant issues, programs and projects that significantly impact people in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods around campus. Originally conceived by the Welcoming Campus Working Group - a committed group of neighborhood residents, CWRU faculty and staff and representatives of University Circle institutions, the NAC is a 20-member body composed of community members, students, and representatives from Case Western Reserve and local community organizations.

Specifically, NAC members:

  • Assist in creating a truly welcoming atmosphere on campus where residents of surrounding neighborhoods feel safe and included in the activities of the University.
  • Build mutual trust and respect between neighborhood residents and CWRU through relationship building, dialogue, and transparency. 
  • Develop and promote programming that strengthens ties between CWRU and the surrounding communities so that future members of both CWRU and the surrounding neighborhoods feel a shared pride for their common community. 
  • Identify community needs where University and community can come together to develop solutions that benefit the common good and promote racial equity
  • Allocate funds raised through the Good Neighbor Program.
  • Support the work of CWRU organizations that are committed to racial equity.

Get Involved

Would you like to join the NAC and represent the interests of the Cleveland community? Complete our membership application online here.
Applications are always being accepted, and are considered for both mid-term position openings and prior to the term start of July 1st. A standard elected term is a three-year commitment, but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.  

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