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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 coalition 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

We’re Getting Ready for Some Action!

GCC is hitting the New Year running with a Criminal Justice Action from 7-8:30 pm on Thursday, February 27 at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.

January 9, 2020

Next Delegate Assembly is Thursday, January 23rd, at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

Next Delegate Assembly is Thursday, January 23rd, at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

January 8, 2020

Standing Room Only Crowd Celebrates GCC Drug Court Win

A standing room only crowd filled St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Cleveland to celebrate Greater Cleveland Congregation’s most recent criminal justice win. In attendance were Cuyahoga County

November 26, 2019

Energized Delegate Assembly Has Lots to Celebrate!

Last night's Delegate Assembly at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights was full of energy and celebration. GCC delegates:Met GCC's new lead organizer Keisha Krumm. Got a sneak preview of GCC's new

November 25, 2019