Archive for April, 2010

9th Annual Rhapsody Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Summer Camp  that turns tables

Inspiring Creativity In Modern Music, Art, Dance, and Poetry For Students Ages 11 andd Up

July 19-30, 2010 Idea Center at PlayHouseSquare

9th Annual Rhapsody Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp

Progressive Arts Alliance provides an exceptional opportunity for students to meet new friends, share and create each summer through our annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp.

Camp activities are alot of fun, but they also help students develop their imagination, creativity, The camp is held at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.

This two-week camp is open to students age 11-18, and features hands-on workshops that allow students to learn more about the history and creative expressions of hip-hop culture:

DJing, MCing (rapping), Dance (breaking), Graffiti Art.

Students learn more about the arts and how hip-hop can be a positive, productive form of creative self-expression. The program culminates in a dynamic performance the last day of camp!

For Camp Registration Information:



call: 216. 772. 4PAA (4722)

E City Seeking Business Plan Coaches

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010



Spring 2010 Business Plan Coach Registration


Every student in E CITY’s programs must create a business plan for a small business venture. The students will first present these plans to their class, then six of them will be selected to present in front of a panel of judges at the final In-Class Competition.Description of Role:

Each Business Plan Coach works with a student to help shape and develop the business plan into Power Point slides and prepare his or her presentation. The students will need the guidance of an adult to help optimize the language, double-check the math, and boost their confidence.


You must be college age or older. Comfort in using computers and doing basic math are essential, as is a general willingness to work with a teen.

Coaches will receive a list of coaching tips and a business plan outline in Power Point. You will have the support of a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher and other business plan coaches.

You do not need to be a business expert to be effective in this role! E-City provides an orientation to all new and returning coaches on the first day 1/2 hour prior to class.

Register Here!





BBC Elects new Board Officers

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Board elections were held on Wednesday evening. Our new slate of board officers effective immediately are:

President, Dr. Michael Schoop

Vice-President, Sherall Hardy

Treasurer, Bernadette Randolph

Secretary, Cleo Hilliard

 Congratulations to the 2010-11 BBC Board Officers!

Ohio Treasurer-10th Annual Personal Finance-Program

Friday, April 16th, 2010


2010 Cleveland Area Conference

Presented by the Ohio Treasury

Participate in a FREE half or full-day personal finance seminar focusing on Budgeting, Credit and Debt Management, Retirement Planning and more!

Skyline Hotel and Conference Center

5300 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

May 7, 2010

8:00 am- 11:45 am (Registration at 7:30 am)


1:00 pm- 4:45 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm)

  • This conference includes an opening session, panel discussion, two breakout sessions taught by financial planning experts, and a closing session.
  • Smart Money Choices can be attended in the morning or afternoon, and is also offered as a full-day seminar.

To register visit or call 1-800-0228-1102



YMCA Walking/Biking Discussion

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Is Cleveland a city that welcomes walking and biking?  The YMCA need your ideas!

Below are five chances to share your opinions during an 1 1/2 hour discussion.

Sunday, April 18, 2010- 1 p.m.
Downtown YMCA/2200 Prospect Avenue

Monday, April 19, 2010- Noon
Walz Branch-7410 Detroit Avenue

Monday, April 19, 2010- 6 p.m.
Langston Hughes Branch-10200 Superior Avenue

Saturday, April 24, 2010- 11 a.m.
West Park Branch-3805 West 157th Street

Saturday, April 24, 2010- 1:30 p.m.
South Branch-3096 Scranton Road

Healthy refreshments provided! Dave’s Gift Card given as a thank you token for participating!

Reserve your space in this discussion or get further details by calling or emailing:  Barb Clint @ 216-263-6293 |

Free Seminar: Cost of Incarceration

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Cost of Incarceration

Reforming Ohio’s Criminal Justice System

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center

4506 Chester Ave., Cleveland OH 44103

Ohio is one of the largest prison states in the nation, with prisons built to hold 38,665 people, but currently housing nearly 51,000

Attend a panel discussion on the disastrous consequences of “tough on crime” policies that have led Ohio to incarcerate people by the masses resulting in a strain to the state budget.

Panelists include:

  • Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.
  • Shakyra Diaz, education director for the ACLU of Ohio.
  • Edward Little, criminal/juvenile justice consultant. 

Free and open to the public.

To RSVP, call (216) 472-2220 or email


The Free Medical Clinic

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The Free Medical Clinic now has a

Community Intake Clinic


Tri-C Community Health, Wellness

and Preventative Care Center 


FREE & Open to the PUBLIC

Hispanic Interpreter will be available 

Come and get help with

Screening for Blood Pressure, Glucose & Cholesterol

Referrals for other Free Clinic Services

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

HIV Testing

Restorative Dental Care

Specialty Medical Services

One -on- One Educational Sessions with Nurses to discuss your medical needs


Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus Community Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Center     

Healthcare Careers Sciences Building (MHCS), First Floor

2900 Community College Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115


every Tuesdays

from now until  to April 27, 2010 

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


The Free Medical Clinic

       of Greater Cleveland


Call 216-987-3555 for more information.





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Free Traning for Faith Based and Community Based groups

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
 The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) Announces Capacity Building Assistance for Nonprofits and Community Groups

Free Trainings and One-on-One Technical Assistance

In line with their mission to strengthen the capacity of faith-based and community-based groups, GOFBCI is offering high-quality capacity building training and technical support through teh Community Engagement Partnership Grant Program.  As part of this initiative, regional partners are now providing free trainings and technical assistance to any interested faith-based or community-based organization or nonprofit, anywhere throughout the state.

The trainings will focus on finding and applying for grants, obtaining 501(c)(3) status, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit basics, board and committee development, and more. 

In addition to the trainings, regional partners listed below will also provide free one-on-one technical assistance to individuals and organizations upon request. Training and technical assistance will be available through June 30, 2011. The April through June 2010 training schedule is listed below by region. 

To view a map of the training regions please click here.

These free workshops and one-on-one support are available to interested individuals, organizations with 501(c)(3) status and organizations who have not obtained 501(c)(3) status.


 Hands on Volunteer Network of the Valley (HOVN) – Serving Northeast Ohio

If you are from Northeast Ohio, please take a minute to complete their regional needs assessment survey.

Kristy Boyles
Project Director
HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley
5500 Market Street, Suite 106
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
Phone: (330)782-5877 x 14

Training Schedule:
May 18, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
So, You Want to Start (and/or Expand) a Nonprofit
Akron, Ohio

May 22, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Community Organizing Fundamentals
Cleveland, Ohio

To register for training or to ask about technical assistance, please contact Kristy Boyles



Managing Your Credit 101

Monday, April 5th, 2010

State Representative Sandra Williams

Managing Your Credit 101

A free seminar on budgeting, managing debt, and credit counseling

Saturday, April 10, 2010

10 am-1pm

Unified Technology Center, Room 202A

Cuyahoga Community College

2415 Woodland Ave.

Representatives from CBC Credit Services and Apprisen Financial Advocates (formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Services) will be on hand to provide resources and advice on how to effectively manage your credit.

For questions regarding this event, contact 614-466-1414.