MOOS @ La Villa Hispana

In August 2017, the MOOS program began work with high school students living in part of Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood, known as La Villa Hispana. Located on Cleveland's West Side, Clark-Fulton is 48 percent Hispanic, a majority of those are Puerto Rican in heritage. La Villa Hispana is the emerging cultural, social, and economic center of the Latino community in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The focus site for the MOOS build projects is W. 25th St. and Clark Avenue, the current venue for La Placita events and the future location of La Plaza Mercado. This area offers multiple assets for the project to leverage, including The Cleveland Public Library, Latinx organizations, and local schools. 

Our 2017 project partners are:

Randy Cedeño Community Workshop Leader, Business Advisor at Hispanic Business Center

Jenice Contreras Executive Director at Hispanic Business Center

Ben Herring Architectural Designer at redhouse architecture

Erick Rodriguez Director of Neighborhood Planning and Engagement at Burten Bell Carr Development, Inc.

Felicia Soto Associate Director at Esperanza, Inc.

Adam Stalder Economic Development Director at Metro West

Making Our Own Space @ La Villa Hispana is made possible through the generous support of the Fowler Family Foundation