For over 100 years, Rainey Institute has invested in the community’s people. Our organization was founded in 1904 as a settlement house providing social services to Eastern European immigrants. In 1966, we recognized that the needs of the neighborhood had changed significantly. Later that year, we adjusted our focus to better serve the families of the Hough and surrounding neighborhoods we serve.
In January of 2011, we moved into a brand new home. This 25,00o square foot facility allowed us to welcome more children into our programs and gave us a dedicated performance area in the Debra Ann November Theater.
Today, Rainey is dedicated to positive change for Greater Cleveland’s youth and families through education and participation in the performing and visual arts. We’ve gone from serving just a handful of immigrant families to serving over 1,600 students, mostly from the Cleveland schools, both onsite and in our outreach programs.