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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.

Battle for Democracy

We are taking action to make sure everyone who wants to vote can do so safely and in a timely manner


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

Dollars for Doses Program Puts Over 3,700 Covid-19 Vaccine Shots in Arms of Residents from Under-Vaccinated Cleveland Neighborhoods

Our 15 pop-up clinics held at seven GCC member congregations between February and September reached thousands of residents and hopefully saved lives in the process.

December 19, 2022

GCC Making Youth a Critical Organizing Element of Our 10-Year Battle for Democracy program.

With the support of Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO, GCC this past summer trained 19 CMSD youth about organizing and how to develop relationships with voters through neighborhood canvassing.

December 19, 2022

GCC Calls Out Cuyahoga County on Abuse of Discretionary Youth Bindover

Cuyahoga County transfers more youth to the adult criminal justice system than any other Ohio urban county.

December 16, 2022

Justice for Our Children: A Public Hearing to End Abuse of Discretionary Youth Bindover

Background information regarding Discretionary Youth Bindover and the speakers and panelists at the Dec. 6 Action, Justice for Our Children: A Public Hearing to End Abuse of Discretionary Youth Bindover.

December 1, 2022