Archive for October, 2009

Moms and Mentors

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Did you know???

Beech Brook has a new program

For teen foster moms ages 17-21!!!


M & M’s

Moms and Mentors


There’s a new program available for young moms 17-21

Who have aged out or are about to age out of foster care.


Beech Brook will match teen moms with mentors who will offer support

and help them work on building relationships with their children, parenting skills, anger/stress management

and basic life skills. Teen moms will take part in weekly classes for education and support.

Incentives and snacks will be provided.


Class Location

Beech Brook Family Drop-In Center

Carl B. Stokes Social Services Mall, Room 2260

6001 Woodland Ave., Cleveland


Thursdays, 3:30-5pm


If you are a teen who is interested, or if you would like to refer a teen

or become a mentor, please call Vanessa Davis at 216.391.4069





Beech Brook: Bringing Hope to Children and Families since 1852

CMSD Career, College and High School Choice Fair

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Victory and Beyond

Fourth Annual

Career, College and High School Choice Fair


November 7, 2009

Cleveland Convention Center

500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

9:30am to 3:00pm



  • College and High School Choices
  • Seminars: Financial Aid, Career Planning, Test Preparation
    • Adult Education Services
    • College & Scholarship Information
    • Free Breakfast & Lunch
    • Literary Workshops available for children ages 4-7

For information call 216-574-8183

FAST, Families And Schools Together

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

FAST, Families And Schools Together


FAST is a preventative program that encourages interaction, improves communication and connects families to one another as well as to their communities and schools. Its eight week program offers a series of structured activities designed to build protective factors that reduce the risk of school failure, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse during adolescence. Elementary FAST program students must be from Kindergarten through 5th Grade and at least one guardian must participate in the program as well.


For more information contact:

Dabney K Conwell, MSSA, LSW,

Cuyahoga County FAST Coordinator 216 348-4830 ext. 269
or via email at

Hot Dates at Friendly Inn

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Hot Dates at Friendly Inn



OCTOBER 29th 3pm- 5pm


(contact person: Ms. Whittaker)


OCTOBER 30th 5pm-7pm

Annual Central Harvest Festival

Come have fun!

Costume Contest (no masks allowed)

Pumpkin decorating

(contact person: Ms. Lewis)


NOVEMBER 14th 6pm- 8pm

Parent Group

“Strong Parents/Strong Families”

–the second Monday of each month

(contact person: Ms. Lewis)


NOVEMBER 17th 6pm- 9pm


Professionals and Grades 6-12 encouraged to attend

(contact: 431-7656)


NOVEMBER 19th 6pm- 9pm

The WORD CHURCH Community Dinner

“Bring the family, tell your neighbor!!”

(contact person: Ms. Whittaker)



GED Practice Test

(contact person: Ms. Whittaker)

St. John Outreach Ministry’s Annual Day

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Come and Worship with the

St. John Outreach Ministry

As they celebrate their Annual Day


Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 10:45 a.m

St. John A.M.E. Church

2261 East 40th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103


The Guest Speaker will be Mrs. Geraldine Burns,

Executive Director of Friendly Inn Settlement.


Rev. Dr. Taylor T. Thompson, Pastor


utilities resource fair!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009


Cuyahoga Employment & Family Services

and Community Partners

invite you to attend:

utilities resource fair!


Community Services and Enrollment in Programs

  • Information Provided by Community Action Agencies, Utility Companies and Government Agencies
  • Cold Weather Resources
  • Enrollment for Home Energy Assistance Program, Percentage of Income Payment Program, and Weatherization Program
  • Ohio Benefit Bank and Healthy Start Enrollment
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Resources/ Free Credit Reports

November 16th, 2009

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Trinity Commons

2230 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Free Parking is available – entrance is on Prospect Avenue near East 22nd Street

Additional fee parking at Cleveland State University, Wolstein Center Garage (East 21st and Prospect) at $1 per hour/maximum of $6 a day.



For more information call (216) 987-8595

or visit

EFS 02/CI (10/2009)


Cedar Central Community Mural Unveiling

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

You are invited!

Join the Central Area Community Club as they unveil their mural!

Date: Oct 31, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: E.35th and Cedar

New Youth Recreation Programs Available

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The City of Cleveland Division of Recreation is now registering youth for the indoor soccer and co-ed volleyball programs.

Indoor Soccer is a fun, exciting game where players use the walls as part of the playing field. Instructors will teach soccer basics for new comers. Become a part of the fun and register now at your local recreation center. Games begin the week of November 4th.

Co-Ed Volleyball – Learn the fundamentals of the game. Special co-ed rules are put in place to ensure the fun and safety of all participants. Uniforms and transportation are provided. Games begin soon, so register now.

For times and locations visit the City of Cleveland website at


The Division of Recreation will welcome the United States Air Force Blue Steel Band who will provide a FREE instrumental concert to City of Cleveland residents on October 28th at 6:00 pm at Estrabrook Recreation Center located at 4125 Fulton Rd.

Blue Steel has performed for many inner city youth across the nation, and has most recently been invited to perform at the Browns Stadium and the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.


Monday, October 19th, 2009

Cleveland, Ohio – The Salvation Army will begin registration for its annual community Christmas assistance program on Friday, October 9, 2009. To register for assistance this holiday season, visit one of the six Salvation Army Community Corps Centers on one of the following Fridays: October 9, 16, 23, and 30 or November 6.

In order to qualify for the Christmas Distribution, you must first complete a registration application at a Salvation Army neighborhood center nearest your home.

Families, who meet the criteria, will receive new toys for children age 12 and under, a gift card for Holiday groceries, and winter coats from “Coats for Kids”.

You must register on one of the above dates to be included in The Salvation Army Christmas Distribution.

Families may register at the following Greater Cleveland Salvation Army locations by ZIP CODE:

• Hough Corps – (216) 432-0500
6000 Hough Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44103, 44104, 44114

• Superior Corps (Glenville)- (216) 229-6065
9000 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44106, 44108, 44112, 44115

• Miles Park Corps – (216) 341-1640
4139 East 93rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44105
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44105, 44120, 44122, 44125, 44127, 44128, 44137

• Temple Corps (Collinwood) – (216) 692-1388
17625 Grovewood Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44119
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44110, 44117, 44118, 44119, 44121, 44123, 44124, 44132, 44143

• West Park Corps – (216) 252-3593
12645 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44102, 44107, 44111, 44116, 44126, 44129, 44130, 44135, 44140, 44142, 44145, 44017

• Ohio City Corps – (216) 631-1515
4402 Clark Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44109
Serving the following Zip Codes: 44102, 44109, 44113, 44114

Please bring the following with you when you register:
• Driver License or State I.D.
• Birth Certificate AND current Medical Benefit Card for EACH child
(Newborn – 12 years old)
• Proof of Income

Friends of Woodland Cemetery Meeting

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Have you ever wondered about the history of the Woodland Cemetery, a long-standing community landmark? Attend the next meeting of the Friends of Woodland Cemetery and learn more about events planned at the site.

 The next meeting of the Woodland Cemetery Foundation will be:

When: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Where: Pernel Jones and Sons Funeral Home

7120 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Events for 2010 include:

Decorating Veteran Graves May 22/23

Memorial Day Ceremony May 31

100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts (TBA)

Living History Tour June 27

3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt (TBA)

Ghost Walk Tour (TBA)


Planning restoration projects for:




Fundraising projects for:

Section Markers


General fundraising revenue

If you cannot attend but would like to still be involved in whether it is restoration work, researching the residents, planning events, or any other way please contact Michelle Day at 216-319-2091.