Archive for June, 2012

Will Allen Weekend! Book Signing and Workshops

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Thursday, June 21st & Saturday, June 23rd

Good Food Revolution Book Signing

Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Case Western Reserve University Agnar Pytte Center

2120 Adelbert Rd. (off Euclid Ave.)

Free and open to the public, books will be available for purchase


Composting and Aquaponics Workshop Fundraiser taught by Will Allen

Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

Hands-on Workshop will take place at the Rid-All Training Center, located at 81st and Otter (off Kinsman Rd.)

Cost: $150.00 – lunch included

Your payment will serve as your RSVP – space is limited!

Please send checks or money orders to:
Rid-All Corporation
14000 Christine Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105

For more information:  216.961.4646 x 104

These events are sponsored by:  Rid-All Green Partnership; CWRU Social Justice Institute; Inner Visions of Cleveland; and Environmental Health Watch.

Lend a helping hand at the Ward 5 Community Family Festival!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We are in need of volunteers to help at the WArd 5 Community Family Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday June 23, 2012 at Friendly Inn Settlement House near E. 55th Street and Quincy Ave from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, with the parade begining at 12:00 pm.

Older teenagers through adults are welcomed and volunteers shifts are available.  If you are intersted in volunteering or have group of volunteers who would like to participate, please contact Sherita Mullins at 216-341-1455 or via e-mail at


March through Central in the 2012 Ward 5 Parade!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Have a group, band, or team?  Sign up to march in the 2012 Ward 5 Parade!  The Parade will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm.  The Parade starts at Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus at E. 30th St & Community College Avenue, winds its way through Central and ends at the Friendly Inn Settlement House near E. 55th St & Quincy Ave.

If you have a group interested in marching in the parade, please contact Sherita Mullins at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. 216-341-1455 or


Juneteenth Celebration with E. 73rd Block Club

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Join our friends at E.73rd St. Block Club as they Celebrate Juneteeth!

partnered with Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, E. 73rd St Community Club Presents:

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 23rd

from 2pm to 6pm

Located between Central and Cedar Avenues on E. 73rd Street


Keynote Speaker: Basheer Jones

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections – Voter Registration

AGAPE – H.I.V. Testing

Mrs. Holmes’ Ka La Healing Garden

University Hospital – Health Education Programs

Cleveland Clinic Play Area

and Other Organizations

Along with Food and fun for the whole Family!

Admission is FREE and open to the public, and vendor space is available free of charge.

Contact: Brenda Metzger @ (216) 432-1001 or

Visit the Community Club’s  Website @

Talent Showcase Audition

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Would you like to perform at the Ward 5 Festival  on June 23rd?

Here is your chance.

Youth ages 8 to 17 are invited to audition on one of two available dates.

Friday, June 1st or Friday, June 8th

3:00pm – 5:00pm

At Lonnie Burten Rec Center

(2511 E. 46th St. Cleveland, OH 44104)

For more information, Contact: Sherita Mullins at BBC @ 216-341-1455

Habitat for Humanity is looking for Partner Families

Monday, June 4th, 2012

How Do I Become a Habitat Partner Family?

Partner Family applicants must:

Attend an introductory Homeowner Application Session

Complete a full, signed application with a description of current living situation

Be willing to live in the City of Cleveland – Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity builds in the neighborhoods of Cleveland within the City limits.

Applications are only given during Homeowner Application Session.

Habitat homeowners are called Partner Families because the program is a unique partnership involving selection, training in home construction and finances, mortgage guidance, home maintenance, and volunteering to help other families.

Partner Family applicants participate in a rigorous evaluation process and are selected based on three criteria:

 Need for Adequate Housing

Families must be currently living in substandard housing. Substandard housing includes overcrowded living quarters and unsafe or hazardous conditions. Families must notbe homeowners currently.

Willingness to Partner

Families must be willing to partner with Habitat, investing up to 500 hours of what is called “sweat equity” in volunteering, home construction and trainings including budgeting, financial literacy, and routine home maintenance.

 Ability to Pay

The homeowner’s income must be between 30-60% of the area median income.  Selected families musthave the ability to pay a no-profit, no interest mortgage consistently over the life of the mortgage. The family must not have excessive debt, have declared bankruptcy within the past 3 years and have had stable income for the last 12 months.

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity will be holding a Homeowner Application Session at the administrative offices at:

2110 West 110th Street, Door A

Cleveland, Ohio 44102

On Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00am


The orientation session will last approximately one hour.

Please be prompt, those arriving late will be asked to attend a future session.

The applicant must attend the entire session to receive an application.

For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity at : (216) 429 – 1299