Leadership Development



Blythe Oldfield Community Association

Impact Cleveland first began working with the Blythe Oldfield Community Association (BOCA) in January 2014 to empower residents and identify goals for their community. We have partnered with them to help them achieve positive change in Southeast Cleveland  through a collaborative effort with local nonprofits, local government, and others. Ultimately, we are assisting neighborhood leaders by addressing community issues, collecting their input on all projects, helping to mobilize residents, and working with them to plan community events, physical revitalization projects, and more!  



Current Projects of BOCA



Community Outreach

Every month, BOCA members help welcome new neighbors to the Blythe Oldfield neighborhood and encourage community engagement. We go door-to-door to share informational packets that include flyers, calendars of events, brochures and other useful materials. We also work together to help residents in times of need, such as the passing of a loved one, and to provide conveniences that improve the quality of life! 

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Recycling Program

The Recycling Program, started by Shirley Knight and Julia Porter, is one of the greatest achievements of BOCA. The only community recycling center in Cleveland, this program is paving the way for environmental stewardship in the city. Our recycling center accepts Plastic #1, Aluminum, Mixed Paper, and Cardboard. This partnership between BOCA, the city of Cleveland, and the local Coca-Cola bottling company has shown the impact we can make by working together to achieve more!


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Blythe Oldfield Community Garden

The Blythe Oldfield Community Garden has been up and running since April of 2015. We've seen two successful growing seasons and have had multiple parties in the  garden. If you're interested in helping in the public beds, we invite you to come out, the garden is located at 526 13th Street SE!

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Want to Get Involved?


The best way to get involved with BOCA is to: A) get to know members of the association, and B) show up to a BOCA meeting or event. Membership is available to ALL residents, land owners, churches, businesses, and organizations within the BOCA boundaries. We want to create positive change in the neighborhood and invite you to be part of this transformation with your talents, skills, time, and influence. Click on the box below to see when all of our BOCA and Neighborhood Watch meetings will be taking place this year!

 BOCA Meeting Calendar for 2016

January 25th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

February 4th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

February 29th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

March 3rd at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

March 28th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

April 7th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

April 25th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

May 5th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

May 30th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting

June 2nd at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

June 27th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

July 7th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

July 25th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

August 4th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

August 29th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

September 1st at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

September 26th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

October 6th at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

October 24th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

November 3rd at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting

November 28th at 6 PM: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 

December 1st at 6 PM: Community Association Meeting


*All meetings are held at the Blythe Family Support Center located at 1075 Blythe Ave in Cleveland, TN

Neighborhood Watch meetings are held in the conference room!

BOCA meetings are held in the cafeteria!