Archive for July, 2008

Ward 5 Volunteer Project Featured on WKYC Channel 3

Friday, July 11th, 2008

This week, more than fifty volunteers from Circleville, Ohio came to Colfax Road to repair porches for eight residents of Colfax Road. Work was performed in conjunction with BBC’s Bridgeport Model Block program, and was completed at no charge to the homeowners. Lighthouse, Inc. (the Heaventrain), Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, BBC, and a core group of committed community members helped make the event possible.

Tom Beres of WKYC Channel 3 was moved by the work of the volunteers and filmed an excellent story that aired on the 6pm and 7pm newscasts on Tuesday, July 8. Click on the video below to watch the story.

Summer 2008 Community Connector Newsletter Online

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Check out the latest issue of Burten, Bell, Carr Development’s quarterly newsletter, The Community Connector.

The Summer 2008 issue features the following articles:
* 2008 Black History Live and Living History Luncheon
* Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps Urban Youth Program in the Central Neighborhood
* City Year Volunteers Give Their Power to Colfax Resident
* Colfax Residents Band Together to Make a Difference
* Refresh Your Home with Free Paint
* BBC Welcomes Americorps VISTA to Staff
* Emerging Neighborhood Groups Transforming Ward 5 with the Support of Neighborhood Connections and Cityworks Matching Grant Program
* much more!

To download a pdf of the latest issue, please click here.