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Rise Together.

We believe people working together have the power to change Greater Cleveland for the better.

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About GCC

Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) is a non-partisan organization of faith communities and partner organizations in Cuyahoga County working together to build power for social justice.

As a catalyst for systemic change, GCC challenges Greater Clevelanders to imagine the change we can accomplish, connect individuals and organizations to multiply our power, and mobilize our members by the thousands to make our voices heard and build a greater Cleveland for all of its residents.

GCC unites people across lines of race, class, religion, and geography to promote public, private and civic sector actions which strengthen and improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods.

GCC is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith coalitions, and we draw on their seven decades of experience winning tough battles across the nation. Drawing on the proven power of person-to-person organizing, GCC builds the power necessary to create a Greater Cleveland.

Strengthening Our Power

We are getting ready to take on bigger challenges.


We Build Connections That Bring Social Change

Who We Are

We are members of 36 dues-paying congregations and organizations from across Cuyahoga County. We are Christian, Jewish, Muslim and secular.

Recent updates

Color of Health COVID-19 Testing Initiative Continues Full Steam

GCC's Color of Health Initiative, which kicked off on July 16, finishes up in July and continues into August with COVID-19 tests offered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and MetroHealth System at congregations in the city of Cleveland. The testing event provides walk-up and drive-thru options.

July 20, 2020

GCC Finds Major Pharmacies Redlining Access to COVID-19 Testing at Their Stores

Walgreens and Rite Aid offer testing at only one store each in the city of Cleveland while CVS offers none.

July 10, 2020

GCC Launches Campaign to Test Thousands for COVID-19

Color of Health Initiative seeks equal access to testing and creation of comprehensive community-wide support network as matter of justice as we seek to suppress OOVID-19.

June 29, 2020

In Response to the Murder of George Floyd

Greater Cleveland Congregations responds to the Murder of George Floyd.

June 1, 2020