This Friday and Saturday, July 19 – 20, Family Unity in the Park returns to Luke Easter Park in Cleveland! Kicking off the two-day festival, MyCom Cleveland will join Mt. Pleasant NOW, Seeds of Literacy, and The Literacy Cooperative to host MyCom Reads, an event designed to promote literacy, community engagement, family support and more. MyCom reads will take place from 3-6 p.m. on July 19. The evening will feature musical acts, information on educational programs, book and backpack giveaways and health screenings. Youth and families that attend MyCom Reads can learn about summer and back-to-school activities, as well as programs focused on literacy, health and wellness, safety and more. This family-oriented Friday event will be followed by a day-long music festival in the park on Saturday.
About Family Unity in the Park
This annual community event returns for its 15th anniversary after a brief hiatus in 2018. Admission is FREE! The two-day festival will feature musical performances by top local talent, vendors, food trucks, health screenings, family activities and more. Families are invited to set up their grills, picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets as they enjoy entertainment and activities in Luke Easter Park.
MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. The MyCom network builds strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth. MyCom also encourages all sectors of society to take responsibility for children’s development and transition into productive adulthood.
The Cleveland Foundation partnered with public and nonprofit agencies to launch MyCom Cleveland more than a decade ago, after conducting research to identify and evaluate existing programs and services for youth in Greater Cleveland. Today, MyCom aims to inspire and prepare Greater Cleveland’s young people, kindergarten through graduation, to reach their full potential and become good citizens. It exposes kids to a variety of activities and experiences that allow them to explore new interests and learn new skills. It connects them to a network of caring and committed adults – teachers, mentors, employers, and others – who offer guidance and encouragement. Learn more about MyCom Cleveland here.