Levin College Forum


Known as the place "where the community gathers to discuss challenges, create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments," the Levin College Forum Program is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative thinking, new ideas, and timely action addressing critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio. Since its inception in 1998, the Forum has tackled a broad range of civic issues including the lakefront plan, economic growth and development, affordable housing, immigration, education, the convention center, poverty, race and sustainable development. The work of the forum is based on the premise that an informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region's future growth and prosperity. The public deliberation that takes place at the Forums is intended to educate, inspire and engage.

In 2005, the Forum was recognized by Northern Ohio Live as "a springboard for economic and social progress throughout the region" and in 2003 received the national CivicMind award for its Millennium Program, which worked with area high school students to introduce them to careers in public service.

Recent Forums
9/16/2015 2015 Fair Lending and Vital Communities Conference Series
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12pm - 1:30pm



Cleveland City Planning Commission 100 Year Celebration
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm
05/06/15 2015 Fair Lending and Vital Communities Conference Series Core Cuyahoga: What's Next?
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location & Parking

The Forum is located in Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Building on the Cleveland State University campus. View a map.


Levin College
Street Address
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115  

Mailing Address
Forum Program
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115 

Levin College
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Special event parking is no longer available in the 17th Street garage.