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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 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

Over 1,000 Citizens Packed a Church on a Wintry Night to Participate in Call for Crisis Centers

The outside may have been windy, cold and snowy, but the inside of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church was bursting with energy as 1,038 citizens loudly called for the creation of two offsite pre-booking mental health and addiction crisis diversion centers.

March 4, 2020

Virtual Delegate Assembly is March 26th, 2020

While our face-to-face meetings have been canceled at least through the end of April, we are still having our Delegate Assembly on Thursday, March 26, at 7pm using Zoom. This will be a great way for our leaders to stay connected and maintain some normalcy in chaotic times. We will be communicating how the Zoom virtual meeting process works prior to the meeting on the 27th. We will also be looking at scheduling virtual meetings for our Criminal Justice, Education and Gun Violence teams as well as virtual house parties and other ways we can avoid isolation and stay connected.

March 4, 2020

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