Catholic Volunteer Network is excited to bring the National Conference on Faith-Based Service to Cleveland, Ohio! Whether this is your first or 10th time visiting the Great (Lakes!) city of Cleveland, having a foundational context for both the historical and current day realities of the city will allow you to more fully understand and pay witness to the rich and dynamic nature of the diverse communities that make up the Rock ‘n Roll Capital of the World. Get to know the city through a variety of perspectives by delving into the books, podcasts, films, and stories shared below.

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Playhouse Square

The conference site, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, is centrally located in the Playhouse Square district, the center of Cleveland's thriving theater culture. This area is the second largest theater district in the United States (second only to Broadway in New York City), and attracts millions of theater-goers every year. An iconic outdoor chandelier hovers over the intersection in front of the hotel. More information about Playhouse Square can be found here.

Walking Tours

Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational two-hour walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. Walking tours are available before the start of the conference (Tuesday, November 5th at 10:30am or 1:30pm) and after the conclusion of the conference (Friday, November 8th at 1:30pm). Click here for more information. To save $2, enter the promo code CLEBADGE19 at checkout.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

No visit to Cleveland is complete without a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The museum hosts the largest collection of music memorabilia in the world. Plan your visit before or after the conference, or make use of the free evening on Wednesday, November 6th to visit the Rock Hall during it's extended hours. Purchase tickets here. Conference participants can save $2 off general admission tickets by entering the promo code Badge19 at checkout.