Archive for January, 2012

Help Bring the American Heart Association Community Kitchen to your neighborhood!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Are you a resident of Central, Buckeye or Ohio City?

If so, you have another chance to take a survey and tell why the community kitchen should come to your neighborhood!

Wednesday, February 1st


Friday, February 3rd, 2012


Ohio City: Carnegie West Branch Library (1900 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113)

Buckeye: Rice Branch Library (11535 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120)

Central: Sterling Branch Library (2200 East 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44115)

You only need to complete one survey.

If you have previously completed the survey, don’t worry, we have heard from you and you do not have to complete another survey.

Come take a survey during regular library hours and let your voice be heard!


Join BBC and Councilwoman Cleveland for a Public Safety Meeting on Feb. 1st

Monday, January 30th, 2012

 BBC and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland invite you to:

Help make your community Safer!

February 1st 6:00 p.m.


St. John’s AME Church

2261 E. 40th St.

(at Central Ave / E. 40th St.)

-Share safety concerns with local police and Councilwoman Cleveland

-Work with your neighbors to make your community safer

For more information, contact BBC:

7201 Kinsman Rd. Ste. 104

p. (216) 341-1455


Join BBC and Councilwoman Cleveland this Saturday and get a free gift card!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

BBC and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland Invite you to GET INVOLVED!


-Learn about exciting new programs and job opportunities coming to Kinsman.

-Help us create a menu for our new restaurant.

-Create community cooking classes YOU want to see.


Join us in : The Community Room @ Heritage View

7230 Kinsman Rd.

THIS Saturday, January 28th

12p.m. – 2p.m.

Dave’s Gift Cards available for the first 50 in attendance.

Lunch will be served starting at 11:45am

All attendees get a chance to win awesome DOOR PRIZES!

For more information, contact BBC :

(216) 341-1455
or visit us @
7201 Kinsman Rd. Ste.104

Check out the new Cedar Central Promise Neighborhood Learning Lab Today!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Celebrate the opening of the new

Cedar Central Promise Neighborhood Learning Lab,

2617 Central Avenue, Cedar Estates

(Across from the Central Recreational Center–Bath House)

4:00 pm – Special Dedication

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open House (general public)

Refreshments will be served

•Tour the Learning Lab

•Find out about open lab hours for homework, employment searches, health care and educational information and government services to support local residents

For more informaiton please call 216-236-3292 or go to




Vote TODAY for “The Naked Chef’s” Community Kitchen in Central @ Sterling Library

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

You may have read in the Plain Dealer 12/31/11 in “Whatever happened to . . . ” about
the status of Jamie Oliver’s “kitchen” in Cleveland.  Here’s the link to the article:

If you haven’t, The American Heart Associated is trying to determine which of three Cleveland Neighborhoods would be the best location for Jamie Oliver’s kitchen.  They will be surveying residents of Central Neighborhood at the Cleveland Public Library’s Sterling Branch. They will not be asking residents about their health, but will be asking if they would take advantage of a kitchen, if it were located in their neighborhood, to learn how to prepare healthy food at home.

They will be surveying residents at the Library

 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

If you get the opportunity, please visit the Library and take part in the survey.  Let’s get a community kitchen in Central Neighborhood!  If you have any questions, please contact FreshLink at 216-368-8513.

Voice your opinion on Cleveland’s Downtown Lakefront

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Community Meeting to Review Plans for


Wednesday January 25th, 2012

6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square

(Enter at 1380 Ontario)

Sponsored by the City of Cleveland’s Planning Commission and Department of Port Control
City Planning Commission: (216) 664 – 2210 or on the web


Neighborhood Connections Grant Proposal Deadline is Approaching!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Neighborhood Connections invites you and your neighbors to submit a grant proposal at their next deadline. Grants are intended to benefit community groups in the city of Cleveland and the city of East Cleveland. They offer grants up to $5,000 available to any group of residents and communities in both Cleveland and East Cleveland.

The deadline to apply for this current round of funding is Friday, February 10th at 5:00pm!

Neighborhood Connections host several Grantseeker Workshop Sessions for groups looking to apply for funding. They strongly encourage all applicants to attend.

BBC can also provide assistance with preparing an application for a grant.  Copies of the appilication are availble in our office in addition to the website listed below.

Grantseeker Workshops:

January 17th : 6pm – 8pm @ Lin Omni Building – 3167 Fulton Rd.

January 26th : 6pm – 8pm @ Church of the Covenant – 11205 Euclid Ave

February 1st : 4pm – 6pm @ Cleveland Public Library (Eastman Branch) – 11602 Lorain Ave

One on One :

January 21st : 1pm – 4pm @ Cleveland Public Library (Brooklyn Branch) – 3706 Pearl Rd.

January 28th : 10am – 1pm @ Cleveland Public Library (Carnegie West Branch) – 1900 Fulton Rd.

February 4th : 10am – 1pm @ Martin Luther King Civic Center – 14801 Shaw Ave. East Cleveland

Budget Orientation:

January 31st : 6pm – 8pm @ Trinity Commons – 2230 Euclid Ave.


For more information visit or call 216.615.7582


Rid-All: A Green Movement Play opens this weekend at Karamu House

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

RID-ALL: A Green Movement is a science fiction adventure which explores the value of  environmental stewardship while educating urban youth and the general community  about environmental sustainability. The experience is interactive and fun with
a hip-hop twist to encourage taking care of the planet through recycling, agriculture training and going green.
Does the name Rid-All sound familiar?  They are one of organizations currently producing urban agriculture in the Kinsman neighborhood at BBC’s Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone.  This play is yet another way to introduce green concepts to neighborhood youth.

This performance is based on “Brink City, Green n’ the Ghetto” a comic book series by Damien Forshewith additional music and Lyrics by Sens Musiq

Performances on Saturdays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm starting this weekend (1/14) and continue through January 28th at Karamu House.  Cost is $10. Karamu House is located at:

2355 E. 89th St.
Cleveland, OH 44106
For more information call 216-795-7070 or  Purchase Tickets Online :