Alpha Village is The FEST’s best way to give back to the Cleveland area.

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What is Alpha Village?

Alpha Village is a movement. It is a collection of organizations from across our region committed to serving those in your neighborhood.

Who is Alpha Village?

Alpha Village is a collection of churches, non profits, businesses and other organizations from our area. This effort is being coordinated by Saint Ambrose Parish in Brunswick and the FEST.

What does Alpha Village do?

Alpha Village is committed to performing minor home repairs, landscaping and neighborhood clean ups. We also periodically collect and distribute coats to children and families, as well as hams and food items. In the near future we hope to facilitate leadership development in the area, and connect local residents with local non profits who can help them with their daily and long term needs. The goal is to lift up a neighborhood at a time.

Where does Alpha Village work?

Alpha Village is currently serving in the Clark-Fulton District, a diverse neighborhood in the International Village, nestled between highways I-90 and I-71. Clark-Fulton has the highest density Hispanic population in all of Ohio, and great ethnic and linguistic diversity. Though many homes, streets and parks in this neighborhood need maintenance and beautification, Clark-Fulton is already full of rich culture and small businesses. Alpha Village hopes to expand its service as the effort and ministry grows.

This idea, started in 2013, has now gained the momentum it needs to make a sizable difference in the neighborhoods surrounding the Ohio City and Clark-Fulton Districts of Cleveland. As Cleveland has been making significant strides in terms of entertainment, arts, culture, and industry, certain aspects of the city have been overlooked. One of these is the improvement of impoverished areas. This is where Alpha Village comes in.

With a few simple steps, you and The FEST will be able to do make an incredible, visible difference. The ways to get involved are simple!

  1. Sign up for one of our Community Clean up days. We need volunteers to help improve the landscape of the homes, pick up the grounds, paint interior rooms, beautify the parks, etc.
  2. Contribute to our coat drives or ham deliveries.
  3. Get a group of friends, colleagues, or an organization you’re involved with to sponsor a house in this area, one improvement at a time.

The aim is simply to make the community a safer, happier place. Imagine what a difference we can make together to improve the quality of life in the greater Cleveland area.

Learn more about the details by contacting:

Jake Bihari at

Alpha Village Volunteer Sign Up

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