lifelong learning center
Alta House Social Settlement
The Alta House Social Settlement, founded in 1895 by John D. Rockefeller, began as a support organization for Italian immigrants to the Mayfield-Murray Hill area, known today as Little Italy, of Cleveland, OH. The Settlement initially provided a nursery and kindergarten for the community, adding a library, youth campus and playground in the early 1920s. Today, the Alta House continues its commitment toward social, educational, recreational and supportive services and development, for all ages, in the greater Cleveland area.
The current focus of the organization is working with senior citizens in the Littlie Italy and University Circle area by providing light homemaking such as dish washing, laundry, grocery shopping; transportation to doctors appointments, hair appointments, and grocery stores; as well as an opportunity for socialization twice a week where the seniors come to the Alta House for lunch and an afternoon of bingo and/or uno.
The Alta House offers Zumba classes Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6-7pm, Italian classes on Saturdays from 10am-1pm, and bocce leagues and tournaments throughout the spring, summer, and fall. They also work very closely with Holy Rosary Church and the Cleveland Montessori School in Little Italy.