Archive for March, 2012

It’s Summer Jobs Season!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

 Since 1982 Y.O.U. has helped youth, 14-18 find summer jobs. As of right now, Y.O.U. has about 500 openings for summer jobs in a number of programs, mainly in the City of Cleveland.

Registration Starts Online: Monday April 2, 2012 at 12 Noon

Last Day to Register: Monday April 30, 2012 at 12 Noon

You must register online to be eligible for a Summer Job!

Information you must have before sitting at a computer to complete registration:
1. Social Security Number
2. Email Address
3. Emergency Contact Information
Note: Only one registration will be accepted for each youth

Please start now to get these documents in order – don’t wait until you are called!

Note: Youth 14 or 15 must also have a work permit that requires physician’s certification, so be ready to

schedule a doctor appointment.


Visit the website at and check out the Frequently Asked Questions or call 216-776-3900 for recorded information.

Witness Black History Live This Saturday!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Join BBC for our 5th Annual Black History Live Event, Saturday March 31, 2012.  The event will take place at Carl and Louis Stokes Central Academy at E. 40th St & Central Ave in Cleveland at 12:00 pm.  Refereshmenst will be provided.

See attached flyer for more info or call BBC at 216-341-1455

BHLflyer(FINAL) 2012

Neighborhood Connections Kickoff Celebration

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Join Neighborhood Connections as we celebrate community and unveil new opportunities in Greater University Circle.

Thursday, March 22nd  6-9 p.m.


1501 E. 105th St. Cleveland, OH 44106

The evening will be a one-of-a-kind celebration and kickoff party for Neighborhood Connections’ role in building communities of aspiration. Join us and find out what we mean by this term, plus:

-Take an interactive tour of our work in Greater University Circle

-Experience community engagement in action and add your own experience to what works

-Celebrate community-building rock stars!

-Reveal the jewels and assets others should know about your community

-Get to know a Famicos Heritage Lane Historic Home from the inside out

-Appetizers will be served

*Please RSVP by March 16th to 216.229.0555 or

(if you cannot join us, you will be missed but not forgotten)

CMSD Rally for Excellence at East Tech High School

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

“Race to the Top” a collaborative effort between CMSD and CTU Presents:


March 31, 2012


East Tech High School

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Choices and Partnerships


Nationally Renowned Author & Youth Advocate Wes Moore

book signing afterward

Transportation, Student Assignments & other information tables

FREE breakfast & lunch


technology & educational items

Student performances, showcasing “Excellence”

Community-wide celebration of CMSD Partners & Excellence

Showcase of CMSD’s high-performing schools

Exhibits of partners supporting CMSD schools & neighborhoods

Final stop of “Choice Bus” four-day CMSD tour

“On the Spot” enrollment in CMSD schools

1380 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

• 216.574.8065 •

Urban Agriculture and Local Food Grants Workshop

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012


Hosts an Urban Agriculture and Local Food Grants Workshop

MARCH 13, 2012



Collinwood Recreation Center

16300 Lakeshore Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44110

Workshops & Resources By:

Farm Credit Council

USDA, Natural Resources & Conservation Services

USDA, Farm Service Agency

Ohio State University Extension

Ohio Farm Bureau

& More

For more information please call Ariella Brown: (216) 522-4900


Be a Part of the Energy $avers Pilot Program!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Are you a home-OWNER in the city of Cleveland?

BBC can help you cut your energy consumption by up to 50%!

The Cleveland Energy $avers Program, which is sponsored by the City of Cleveland, in cooperation with Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) and Cleveland Action to Support Housing (CASH), is offering Cleveland homeowners the opportunity to reduce their utility bills and increase efficiency on their homes. It is a LIMITED-TIME energy saving program that will provide extremely low-cost energy assessments and provide discounts up to 40% on home improvements. Qualifying homeowners can finance deeply discounted improvements with a special low interest improvement loan through CASH.


Call the Cleveland Energy $aver Team at 216-672-3535

to schedule your home assessment.


Foreclosure Prevention Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Thur., March 15, 2012

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

FREE counseling and mortgage help.

Get advice from HUD-approved housing counselors.

Help available to owner-occupant homeowners will include:

Restoring Stability Program

Federally funded mortgage assistance administered by Ohio’s Housing Finance Agency.

Up to $25k benefits for qualified borrowers
Full mortgage payment for up to 15 months

Servicer Administered Mortgage Assistance Programs

Federally created modification program (HAMP) and servicer in-house programs

Cover variety of options for struggling homeowners—including both home retention and liquidation options
Temporary reduced payment plans for those without steady and permanent income
Short sale and deed in lieu programs for those who requiring a graceful exit

Latest available information of landmark $25 billion servicer abuse settlement.

For select homeowners the settlement is intended to provide:

Modifications with principal reduction
Refinances for underwater borrowers
Cash payments to those whose homes were lost to foreclosure between January, 2008 and December, 2011

Special Guest:

Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, Cuyahoga County Council – District 7


For more information call 216-361-0718 or



Presented by: ESOP, The City of Cleveland, and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell

Searching for Leaders for the Central and Buckeye Garden Networks

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Are you a gardener living in the Central or Buckeye area?

Want to learn more about gardening?

Want to share tips and resources with other gardeners?

Join the Central or Buckeye Garden Networks!

Central:                                                                       Buckeye:

The first meeting is                                                                                                  The first meeting is
THURSDAY MARCH 8, 2012                                                                                MONDAY MARCH 26, 2012
5:00 p.m.                                                                                                                    5:00 p.m.
Friendly Inn Settlement                                                                                          Rice Branch Library
(2382 Unwin Road)                                                                                                 (11535 Shaker Blvd.)

Come to the first meeting to sign up!

Learn more about the Garden Network & other opportunities: or  216-368-8513