15224 - 15226
Lakeshore Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Kumbaya on the Shore
a place of peaceful pastime
Mittie Imani Jordan, Founder
Mittie Imani Jordan is  the owner of Madiya, Ltd, a for profit
umbrella corporation doing business as Kumbaya on the
Shore and New Myths & Legends Productions and
Publications.  She is also the founding chair of The National
Institute for Restorative Justice and the Rockefeller Park
Community Restoration and Development Association, both
Ohio non-profit organizations based in Cleveland.  

With academic and non-profit sector professional rooting in
cultural arts, fine arts, history and theology, Mittie served
the first nineteen years of her work-life as an arts
administrator and program developer/director in cultural
affairs, higher education and arts institutions.  

Prior to testing the waters as an entrepreneur, she was the
first director of the Artist-in-Residence program for the City
of Atlanta Department of Cultural Affairs, Director of
Oberlin College’s African Heritage House and Associate
Director of College Admissions, Project Developer and
Director for the City of Cleveland Rockefeller Park Festival
and subsequent Rockefeller Park Cultural Arts Association
with focus on revitalization and programming in the
Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Curator of Education for the
Dallas Zoo, Executive Director of the South Dallas Cultural
Center and Association for the City of Dallas Department of
Cultural Affairs.

Responding to a long-suppressed call to ministry, she
entered seminary in 1991, subsequently beginning full-time
service in the United Methodist Church as an assistant
pastor and Director of Program Ministries for the 6,000
member St. Luke Community congregation in Dallas.  
Returning to her Cleveland hometown in 1998, she served
part-time as the director of the East Side Cooperative Parish
Ministry of Cory,  St. Matthew and the former East Glenville
congregations.  She currently serves the Community
Outreach Ministry of St. Matthew UMC, directing its
Bridging Connections program and as developer for the
Brookdale Orchard.

A product of the Cleveland Public Schools, Mittie is a
graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts
and serves as president of its Cleveland Club, having
formerly served as vice president and director of programs.  
She briefly studied at the University of Southern California
School of Performing Arts – Cinema in Los Angeles, and
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas.  
Site Map ~ www.kumbayashore.com
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Mittie's Inspiration for
Kumbaya On The Shore
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for Mittie's
Ladybug Lessons
Lyrics & Litanies
A Day in the Life of a Ladybug
Monday, July 15, 2019
Summer on the Cuyahoga
Panel Discussion on Social-economic
Inequity in Cleveland
In it's fifteenth year,
the Cleveland-based
SOTC hosts students
from eight colleges in
cluding my alma
mater, Smith, for  
internships with area
& organizations.  
For the past three
years, the program
has hosted a
discussion on social
justice issues.
Top: Panelists Mittie Imani Jordan,  Amy Hanauer,  Policy Matters
Kevin Alin, New Frontiers Development Group.  Mark Lammon,
Campus District, Inc. with Eric McGarvey, SOTC Executive Director.
Moderator and host,
Michael Schoop, VP Cuyahoga Community College.
The "after discussion."
 Mittie with Students from Smith College, Case
Western Reserve University and Oberlin College.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
East Ohio Conference United Methodist Church
2019 Ministerial Recruitment Institute Youth
at St. Matthew Community Brookdale Orchard
Provided a photo for inspiration, slate unearthed from the site, purchased gravel
and stones, 2 wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels, the youth were challenged to
create a birdbath on the "gathering site" for the Brookdale Orchard.
Team B weeding the raised garden beds
Mittie with MRI staff
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kenge Kenge Musical Blessing of Kumbaya on the Shore
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Kumbaya Cafe page