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Executive Director

Phone: (216) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.org
Local Address:  Ohio , United States
West Side Community House
9300 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland , Ohio 44102
United States

Company Description: West Side Community House (WSCH) was founded in 1890 as the Methodist Deaconess Home of Cleveland. WSCH has operated as a private, nonsectarian nonprofit 501(c)3...   more
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Plain Press: The Community Newspaper Serving Cleveland's West Side Neighborhoods, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Executive Director Dawn Kolograf and her staff treated over 150 open house guests to tours of the bright and spacious new facility built by D-A-S construction.
WSCH Executive Director Dawn Kolograf, who started working at the Bridge Avenue facility in 1976 and returned to serve as Executive Director in 1991, praised the individuals and foundations that made building the new facility possible.
Kolograf presented an award to the largest individual donor, Gladys Howson, who served as President of the WSCH Board of Trustees in the 1960s.
Kolograf also noted that the developers that purchased the former WSCH at 3000 Bridge Avenue contributed substantially to making the new facility possible.
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"I don't really question that she can achieve great things," said Dawn Kolograf, executive director of the West Side Community House, a social service agency that worked with Alhawsawi to help refugee families.
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Speaker: Dawn Kolograf, Executive Director of WSCH
Plain Press: The Community Newspaper Serving Cleveland's West Side Neighborhoods, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
West Side Community House executive director Dawn Kolograf says seniors from the two senior centers know each other through a number of joint activities held throughout the year.
Plain Press: The Community Newspaper Serving Cleveland's West Side Neighborhoods, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Dawn Kolograf, Executive Director of the West Side Community House, hopes to be moving into the new facility early in the summer of 2006. A $2.6 million five-year capital campaign is currently underway to finance land acquisition, construction and furnishing of the new facility, said Kolograf. She said the capital campaign is receiving support from both local and national foundations.
Kolograf says the sale of the current West Side Community House building will "make this move to the new facility possible in a time of declining revenues. Kolograf stressed that there will be not be a change in service area, nor any interruption in services. " A deal with the buyer says we will provide services in this building until we can provide services in the new building", she said.
Kolograf believes the move would allow the WSCH to be more centrally located in its service area. "It is our mission and objective to serve those who need us most and to be located as closely as we can to those we serve," she said.
Kolograf and Weber said the WSCH Board of Trustees and staff began considering a possible move and looking at data on clients they were serving in 1993.
"It is too expensive to run two programs," said Kolograf. "Fewer people were walking into the West Side Community House on W. 30th and Bridge.
Many families who have move westward to seek more affordable housing still ask the school system to assign them to schools served by WSCH because of its program's transportation to and from school, said Kolograf.
Kolograf says the West Side Community House has 20 to 22 employees and an annual budget of $1.2 to $1.4 million.
While recognizing the benefits of the new site, Kolograf says she still has an emotional nostalgic attachment to the WSCH building on W. 30th and Bridge where she has worked for many years. She believes the neighborhood's historic designation will protect the exterior of the building. She believes the new owners will use it for housing or office space or some combination of the two.
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