During the last few years, new businesses, housing, and arts organizations have opened along E. 105th St. in Glenville, bringing new life to the area. But most of this new development has been concentrated near University Circle. Further north along E. 105th St. new development has not yet taken root as expected.
Hattie Mae Holifield decided to open a daycare after discovering how difficult it was to find childcare for her four kids. She has defied obstacles to create and sustain a successful daycare from her home, helping raise generations of Clevelanders while reducing childcare costs for mostly single Black mothers.
Carolyn Cooper remembers East Glenville, the neighborhood she grew up in, as a well-manicured, caring community, but in what seemed like a blink of an eye, it has transformed into just another blighted Cleveland neighborhood.