About Us


Organizational Mission Statement:

Our mission is to be an information and resource hub to Engage, Educate and Activate Cleveland’s marginalized communities. Our focus is to report on relative topics through timely news updates, effective content communications, collaboration with partners and efficient programming

Our guiding values.

  • To provide continuity of Cleveland’s community resources focus around Health, Education, and Financial matters.
  • Engage and inform the community through collaborative programming, utilizing multimedia.
  • Ensure JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) efforts are compliant in Institutions, the Corporations and Government in the city of Cleveland with trusted reporting.

Who we serve.

The Cleveland Observer lifts the voices of east side Metro Urban Cleveland. In so doing TCO addresses the concerns of our underrepresented communities. Our solutions-oriented journalism fueled by local news and reporting on the truths relevant to the lives of the urban residents. The strength of TCO’s services rests in its appeal to diverse age, gender, race, ethnic, and sociology-economic groupings. Included are the neighborhoods of:

  • AsiaTown 
  • Buckeye
  • Central 
  • Downtown 
  • East Cleveland 
  • Fairfax
  • Glenville 
  • Hough 
  • Kinsman
  • Lee-Harvard 
  • MidTown Cleveland
  • Miles
  • Mount Pleasant
  • St Clair-Superior
  • University Circle


  • Engaged and passionate volunteers
  • Community Engagement
  •  Experienced Professionals
  • Technology 
  • Networking


  • Financial Strategy
  • Infrastructure Funding 
  • Paid staff/manpower to meet the goals/aspirations of the organization
  • Ability to increase awareness and outreach to a community with digital and literacy challenges.
  • Mass Community Participation


Organizational Mission Statement:

“To empower and motivate communities in Cleveland, Ohio with a holistic approach. Providing critical information and resources in order to positively impact civic engagement for change.”


Founded by Ronald Calhoun April 2020
11459 Euclid Ave #302
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Voice: (216) 236-8081

Program Manager
Devon Jones

Daina Dortch
Rosie Palfy


Margaret Adams/Health

Melvin Mason/Entertainment

Ray Hom/AsiaTown

D. L. Patterson/Politics

Meryl Johnson/Education

Gennifer Harding-Gosnell/Government

Lisa Rose-Rodriguez/Community

Denise Holcomb/Health

Sheila Ferguson/Community

Carla Calhoun/Events-Social

Jeremy Taylor/Development

Dawn Glasco/Central

Sharon Lewis/Feature

Denise Holcomb/Mental Health



The Cleveland Observer is a community based news monthly published by The Calhoun Corporation LLC.

Organizational History:

The Cleveland Observer (TCO) is a community based news outlet created to bring trusted newsworthy content to the community. TCO started in 2018 as the Ward 7 Observer serving the neighborhoods of AsiaTown,Fairfax, Hough, Midtown, and St.Clair-Superior. In August 2020, TCO was launched in the midst of a pandemic and racial unrest and expanded to serve more communities in Cleveland, Ohio. With this expansion, TCO began to serve the neighborhoods of Central, Downtown, East Cleveland, Lee-Harvard, University Circle, Glenville,