Personal and Family Development

You are on your way to achieving a better life for yourself and if you have children, your family. The next step is to make an appointment with one of our Development Specialists.

We’ll ask you a few questions about you, what your immediate needs are and how we might help. We work with more than 75 community partners who assist with challenges from drug addiction to domestic abuse. After we address your pressing needs, we will get focused as quickly as we can on your education. Your child’s education. Do you have a job? Do you want a better job and to begin thinking about a career. What are your hopes and dreams?  Then we will plot a course together to help you get on a path to achievement for your successful future and give you a plan, a goal sheet with how we will help you get there. Think of us as your life coaches. We are rooting for you and your success.


Visit or call a Neighborhood Opportunity Center near you.


Central Neighborhood Opportunity Center 
1849 Prospect Avenue, Suite 200
Open M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(216) 357-2621 or email:


Glenville Neighborhood Opportunity Center 
10529 St. Clair Avenue
Open M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
(216) 268-1600 or email:


Southeast Neighborhood Opportunity Center 
20700 Southgate Park Blvd., Maple Heights
Open M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
(216) 858-1781 or email:


Personal and Family Development Workshops

*Please note: you must make an appointment with a Development Specialist to enroll in any of these workshops.

Parenting Workshop

The most important role in life is that of a parent. How we treat a child matters greatly and helps to shape the kind of person he or she will become. This workshop instructs participants in child development, engagement activities and that being a loving parent is most important of all.

Life Skills Workshop

There are things we have to do in life that come naturally and easily but there are other tasks that must be learned. Chances are, we learned many of them in school or during day-to-day living. But there are others that we haven’t taken the time to discover or master. This workshop teaches participants basic life skills

Anger Management Workshop

Anger is a normal human emotion. Some people handle anger well, while others may get carried away with it. This can cause problems at home and/or major challenges at work. This workshop teaches participants how to effectively manage anger.