CWRUinCLE Challenge

Students posing with "Cleveland" script sign on beach.

Stay connected with Cleveland and its many assets from wherever you are this Fall 2020 semester through CCEL’s CWRUinCLE Challenge! This self-paced, everyone-wins competition allows you to choose your own adventure by completing and logging at least one unique virtual or remote Cleveland activity within each of the below categories -- art, community, education, nature, and wellness. CCEL will keep the below list of eligible activities updated throughout the semester. Students who complete at least one activity within each category between August 10 to December 16, 2020 will receive a CWRUinCLE Challenge badge and be entered into a semester-end raffle to win CLE-themed prizes

Complete this CampusGroups form by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 16, 2020 after you have finished at least one unique activity in all of the below categories. You will notice some of the activities below are listed in more than one category; please refrain from double counting the same activities towards multiple categories on your form. You can complete the CWRUinCLE Challenges whether you're studying on campus or remotely! Contact Adrian Griffin with questions.

Stay connected to your community and discover CLE in a whole new way this semester!


*Above photo was taken prior to the pandemic and the resulting social distancing/mask mandates.

Choose 1 of the following activities within this category to complete between August 10 to December 16, 2020:

  • Tune in for a virtual concert at 7 p.m. EST each Friday through August 21 during the LakewoodAlive Virtual Front Porch Concert Series, or watch a past concert recording.
     
  • Listen to the 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland virtually (for free!) August 21 through August 23.
     
  • Enjoy the orchestra from anywhere by listening to a concert recording, a podcast with the musicians, or a radio broadcast through @Home with The Cleveland Orchestra.
     
  • Join LIVE! (streamed) from Silver Hall for an online concert at the Maltz Performing Arts Center every Wednesday and Sunday at 8 p.m. EST in August and September.
     
  • SPARX is a community wide event taking place on September 11 and 12 allowing Clevelanders to explore the hidden arts and culture gems of Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Participate in a virtual tour, livestream, or interactive session to discover CLE's many assets!
     
  • The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards "recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures." Celebrate authors and films aligned with this award during free screenings and lectures as part of Cleveland Book Week, September 29 - October 4.
     
    • Join CCEL's Executive Council on Saturday, October 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual film screening & discussion of the documentary, "We Are the Radical Monarchs," hosted as part of Cleveland Book Week.
       
  • Tune in for the 48 Hour Virtual Music Fest CLE, hosted by the Ingenuity festival, from September 25-27.
     
  • Literary lovers, enjoy a recorded talk or author reading from Literary Cleveland's recent summer Inkubator conference or participate in a (fee-based) virtual literature workshop.
    • Join CCEL's Executive Council on Friday, October 30 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual event to learn about Literary Cleveland, a community for writers and readers, while enjoying author readings of noir fiction.
       
  • View the recording of Karamu House's 2020 production of Freedom on Juneteenth and/or its ongoing Freedom After Juneteenth subsequent virtual performances intended to keep conversation and action going: Police Brutality & Trauma; Voting - Know Your Right, Your Power; + more to come soon.
     
    • Join CCEL’s Executive Council on Friday, November 6 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual panel discussion to learn more about Karamu House’s Freedom on Juneteenth and Freedom After Juneteenth productions.
       
  • Spend some time exploring videos, playlists, and presentations through the free online resource, Rock Hall EDU, of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
     
  • Go to the movies...virtually for a Cinematheque live virtual feature, or rent online a classic, foreign, or independent film from what The New York Times rated one of the country's best repertory movie theaters. Or, support one of Cleveland Cinemas historic independent theatres by renting a movie through its Virtual Screening Room.
     
  • Experience Shakespeare digitally by watching 2020 Cleveland Shakespeare Festival recordings of "Comedy of Errors" and "Julius Caesar."
  • Immerse your tastebuds in a culinary adventure by tuning in for a recorded or live Circle Food Tour virtual cooking demonstration led by Greater University Circle chefs.
     
  • Watch a virtual gallery tour recording of 78th Street Studios, and stay tuned for Facebook Live tours of its monthly Third Friday festivities.
     
  • Take an art break by trying one of Art House's art instruction videos or one of the many art and movement videos through the Beck Center for the Arts.
     
  • Experience the many different ways of telling the story of art by watching a recording or tuning in live on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Noon to a Desktop Dialogue hosted by The Cleveland Museum of Art, or join in for its virtual dance party MIX nights on the first Friday of each month.

Choose 1 of the following activities within this category to complete between August 10 to December 16, 2020:

  • SPARX is a community wide event taking place on September 11 and 12 allowing Clevelanders to explore the hidden arts and culture gems of Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Participating in a virtual neighborhood tour during the event can count towards the "community" category of the CWRUinCLE Challenge, and participating in an extra virtual tour, livestream, and/or interactive session can count towards the "art" category.
     
  • Participate virtually in one of the following events that help you learn about the Cleveland community and build relationships with residents:
  • Celebrate Pride in CLE...virtually this year on September 25 at 7 p.m.
     
  • Join CCEL's Executive Council on Friday, October 30 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual event to learn about Literary Cleveland, a community for writers and readers, while enjoying author readings of noir fiction.
     
  • Meet Brandon Chrostowski -- American chef, politician, entrepreneur, CNN Hero, and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute -- for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual event on Thursday, November 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. EST to discuss his work with individuals coming home from prison and the documentary, Knife Skills.
     
  • Join CCEL’s Executive Council on Friday, November 6 from 12:45 to 2 p.m. for a CWRUinCLE Live virtual panel discussion to learn more about the artistic response of Karamu House - the country’s oldest, producing African American theatre -  to the recent murders of Black Americans by experiencing its original Juneteenth productions.
     
  • Meet your Cleveland neighbors...virtually by attending a virtual community of practice or by listening to a "Good News Cleveland" or "Never, Ever Give Up - CLE" podcast through Neighborhood Connections.
     
  • Share ideas and build connections with social change agents and other community members at a virtual Innovator's Monthly Meetup, hosted by CWRU's Community Innovation Network.
     
  • Read your fellow Clevelanders "Stories of Struggle" or upload your own story or a letter of hope through Never, Ever Give Up - CLE.
     
  • Get voter ready by registering to vote, updating your address, requesting vote-by-mail materials, and/or casting your ballot in Ohio or your home state using TurboVote (feel free to also reach out to CCEL for assistance and supplies!).
     
  • Serve your community with one of the many short-term or ongoing Virtual Volunteering opportunities.

Choose 1 of the following activities within this category to complete between August 10 to December 16, 2020:

Choose 1 of the following activities within this category to complete between August 10 to December 16, 2020:

  • Participate (virtually!) in the NEO Youth Climate Future Forum between October 16 to 18 to dialogue and learn action steps for addressing climate change.
     
  • Tune in at Noon EST on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday (or watch a past session recording) to discover fun facts about happenings at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
     
  • Explore the Cleveland Metroparks through Virtual Classroom sessions each weekday at 1 p.m. EST (past session recordings are also available online).
     
  • Enjoy your own "backyard" by taking a self-guided CircleWalk tour of University Circle (or try out one of these pre-designed walking or biking loops).
     
  • Go for a walk through the historic Cleveland Cultural Gardens or Rockefeller Greenhouse (here is a map of the gardens as well as a local blogger's recommendations to plan your adventure). 

Choose 1 of the following activities within this category to complete between August 10 to December 16, 2020:

  • Join the nonprofit, Refresh Collective, for a fun, free virtual cooking class on September 22.
     
  • Immerse your tastebuds in a culinary adventure by tuning in for a recorded or live Circle Food Tour virtual cooking demonstration led by Greater University Circle chefs.
     
  • Participate in a live or recorded Shape Up in the Circle exercise, featuring workouts filmed from your favorite University Circle destinations.
     
  • Enjoy your own "backyard" by taking a self-guided CircleWalk tour of University Circle (or try out one of these pre-designed walking or biking loops).
     
  • Go for a walk through the historic Cleveland Cultural Gardens or Rockefeller Greenhouse (here is a map of the gardens as well as a local blogger's recommendations to plan your adventure). 
     
  • Read your fellow Clevelanders "Stories of Struggle" or upload your own story or a letter of hope through Never, Ever Give Up - CLE.
     
  • Serve your community with one of the many short-term or ongoing Virtual Volunteering opportunities.
     
  • Take an art break by trying one of Art House's art instruction videos or one of the many art and movement videos through the Beck Center for the Arts.
     
  • Dance the night away with The Cleveland Museum of Art's virtual dance party MIX nights on the first Friday of each month.