I was in awe of Lighthouse and their ministries from the first time I heard about them in 2011. I learned about a team of volunteers, coaches, mentors, parents and dreamers that, over time, had partnered with a community to generously give their time, talent, and treasures to support the children and youth in the area.
Whether you live in the Central Neighborhood area or are looking for an organization that you feel called to support, I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our various ministries that have had a real impact in the Central Community of Cleveland since 1981.
Harold Tyreman, Executive Director
HeavenTrain in the Cleveland Central district is an incredible outreach that I've had the opportunity to serve. Building community and relationships is the heart of this ministry, which includes connecting with individuals of all ages. All who are involved, ranging from staff to kids, can learn and grow through the HeavenTrain experience. It encourages healthy and loving relationships, and also provides an avenue for people of all backgrounds to connect. It is a great joy to be a part of this organization. I plan on serving in this outreach for quite a while. HeavenTrain provides a great example of what true community building and outreach looks like in the heart of Cleveland Ohio!
I have been volunteering with HeavenTrain for nine years, and it is a wonderful ministry because it not only brings church to the people of the inner projects, but we also have worked on ways to get the children fed through different partners. I think my most memorable moment was when a kid walked up to pastor Phil and asked, will there be projects in heaven? Pastor Phil turned and said, no, but there will be people from the projects in heaven!
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer with an organization that is making a difference in Cleveland in the lives of youth? This the place for you to make a lasting impact. I've been a volunteer for 10+ years. I participated in food distribution and mentoring at East Tech. I also volunteer on HeavenTrain. With a 35 year history in the community, HeavenTrain works with the community and it's residents- values established relationships, develops strategies to accomplish community transformation and teaches neighborhood leadership.