Boys Hope Girls Hope

Boys Hope Girls Hope provides stability, support, and scholarship to bright and motivated children from challenging circumstances.  This project will construct the Rajan Academy Center, which will bring the Academy Program under one roof and allow more than 200 Scholars to participate in an empowering home-like atmosphere fostering a sense of pride from middle school through high school.  The Academy Center will include two classrooms, art room, stem lab, college preparatory tutoring, study spaces, counseling areas, wellness/fitness room and open spaces for Scholars to develop holistically each day.​

Project Partners: Capital One

Project Details

Completed 2019
Location 9438 Dorothy Avenue, Garfield Heights
Project Type Community facility
Program 11,000 SF academy center
Sponsor Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio
CDA Investment $6 million NMTC allocation, Ohio NMTC allocation and $2.195 million ACDF loan
Total Project Costs $6.1 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 29.6%
Median Income: 68.94%
Unemployment Rate: 17.2%


  • Job Creation

    The project will create 5 new jobs.

  • Goods or Services to Low Income Community

    The project will enable BHGH to increase enrollment in its Academy Program to over 200 Scholars.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.