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The Lorain Proud moniker emerged organically from a series of community charrettes held by the Lorain Historical Society, Lorain County Community College, Lorain Public Library System, the Morning Journal and United Way of Greater Lorain County in the spring of 2017.  These charrettes culminated in a celebration event at the Lorain Palace Theater and the movement was born!

Lorain Proud has grown into a grassroots community movement with the expressed goal of making the narrative of Lorain one of community pride, patronage, and service. Citizens don’t join Lorain Proud, they are Lorain Proud!

We encourage any and all community members, leaders, or organizations to use the social media hashtag #LorainProud to spread community pride and to showcase how they are working to make Lorain a better place, and to invite others to join them.




A flash mob style event where citizens gather at a pre-determined location for one hour to clean and improve as much as possible


Lorain Better Block

Started in 2018 it’s a temporary demonstration of what the best block in the City of Lorain could look like. See you on May 18th, Saturday!

Image of Lorain Better Block

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3 days ago

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Great new businesses that make it all the more sweeter to support local.We are getting close to opening day and wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of the before and after pictures of the transformation!!

When opening day arrives this space will be filled with flavorful treats for everyone.

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1 week ago

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Opportunities to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. thought the “Living the Dream: A Legacy of Service” calendar of events. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King Jr.

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Citizens don’t join Lorain Proud, they are Lorain Proud!

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