Archive for August, 2012

Ribbon Cutting Event at St. John’s Village West

Friday, August 24th, 2012

BBC and our partners hosted a Ribbon Cutting event for St. John’s Village West – Family Homes Thursday August 23, 2012 on E. 39th St.

On a bright and sunny afternoon, with over 100 residents in attendance, we gave a first look at the largest single family home development this year in  Cleveland.  St. John’s Village West – Family Homes is a newly created housing development of 40 homes which are designed to be Lease – to – Purchase for first time homeowners in the Central Community. This project transformed one of the hardest hit areas of the mortgage and financial crisis to a beautiful quiet residential neighborhood close to public transportation, schools,  the Sterling Branch Library, as well as downtown.

In attendance were our project partners: PNC Bank, Pirhl Developers, and Cleveland Housing Network, local government officials; Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, and a representative from Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office, not to mention our new and existing residents of the neighborhood including; The Love family (one of the first family’s to join SJVW), and Mr. Larry Jones II.

We are very excited about the completion of construction in the neighborhood, which should be happening within the next month or two, and are very grateful to all who attended.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Scholarships Available for the Great Lakes Restoration Conference

Friday, August 24th, 2012

8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference

hosted by the Healing Our Waters®- Great Lakes Coalition

September 11-13, 2012 The Renaissance Hotel Cleveland, OH

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Each year Healing Our Water’s Great Lakes Restoration Conference (HOW) brings together a diverse group of more than 350 people from throughout the Great Lakes region. The conference provides a 3-day forum for participants to learn about important Great Lakes restoration issues, network at the largest annual gathering of Great Lakes supporters and activists, and develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals.

The conference will be held this year in Cleveland, Ohio at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel.

This conference is free to residents who would like to attend-22 scholarships available.

 

You will receive:

Conference material

Breakfast on Sept. 12th-13th

Lunch on Sept. 11th  -12th 

 

For more information about the conference

http://conference.healthylakes.org/

 

If you are interested in attending, please call or email Kristy Meyer and let her know that you want the EHW scholarship.

Direct Phone: (614) 487-5842

OEC Phone: (614) 487-7506

Kristy@theOEC.org

Talk with CMSD CEO Eric Gordon at Tonights Town Hall Meeting!

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Town Hall w/ Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and CEO of Schools, Eric Gordon

Thursday, August 16th at the Friendly Inn 6pm – 8pm

What is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a local effort inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone according to the Promise Neighborhood guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative is made up of a collaborative partnership of civic, philanthropic, business, educational, residential and political organizations that have coordinated their individual efforts to impact the lives of children living in the Central Neighborhood. This partnership is focused on ensuring that every child in the neighborhood is prepared for school; participates in both school and out-of-school programs and activities to enhance his or her academic achievement; and persists through school with the support of engaged parents and strong community and family resources, graduating from high school and going on to college and career.

Where is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

Cleveland’s Promise Neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and encompasses a section of Central, from Euclid Avenue to Woodland Avenue and from E. 22 Street to E. 55 Street. This area is home to more than 10,000 people and a strong network community organizations and institutions. It is a community of rich history, having been home to many national leaders such as Judge Jean Murrell Capers, Langston Hughes, Jessie Owens, Carl and Louis Stokes and Cleveland’s current mayor, Frank Jackson.

 

Where can I learn more about upcoming events and the Promise Initiative?

Please visit our website at www.clevelandpromiseneighborhood.org

or

call the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s offices at (216) 241-9300 for more information or to get involved

Want to Start a Community Garden in Cleveland?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Summer Sprout is Cleveland’s Community Gardening Program. There are currently 175 active gardens in the program. Gardeners are able to grow nutritious food in their neighborhoods, at their churches, or places of work. If you know of a potential new garden site, or belong to an existing garden that is not currently enrolled in Summer Sprout, feel free to contact Jim Thompson at OSU Extension for more information and an application.

 Grow Nutritous Food in your Neighborhood

Be Active in your Community

Put a Vacant Lot to Good Use

Get Excercise and Fresh Air

The Summer Sprout Program is supported by the City of Cleveland Department of Community Development and managed by Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County. City of Cleveland residents and stakeholders are eligible to apply for the Sum-mer Sprout Program. Only garden sites in the City of Cleveland who fill out complete applications will be considered.

If you are interested in applying, download the application here:

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu/top-stories/summer-sprout-is-currently-accepting-applications-for-new-garden-sites-for-2013

 

Or contact Jim Thompson at OSU Extension:

Phone: 216.429.8200 x 246 Email: Thompson.1608@osu.edu

Applications for the 2013 season are due September 28, 2012.

 

Free Legal Aid Services

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is offering free Legal Aid for Cleveland Residents!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

3:30 – 5:30 PM

Veterans Service Commission

1849 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland

A special clinic for veterans.

http://lasclev.org/08142012veterans/

 

 

SPECIAL CLINICS

FOR CHILD SUPPORT ISSUES ONLY

Appointments are necessary – please call 888-817-3777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Lake County Job & Family Services, 177 Main Street, Painesville

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Legal Aid’s Cleveland Office, 1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Lorain County Job & Family Services, 42485 North Ridge Road, Elyria

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Legal Aid’s Cleveland Office

1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland

“Back to School”

A special clinic for families with questions about education law.

Appointments are required: please call 888-817-3777

http://lasclev.org/2012educationlawclinic/

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

1:30 – 3:30 PM

El Centro Lorain

2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain

Part of United Way’s Day of Caring

http://lasclev.org/09112012/

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

9:45 – 11:45 AM

Spanish American Committee

4407 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland

http://lasclev.org/09152012clinic/

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

9:45 – 11:45 AM

West Side Catholic Center

3135 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland

http://lasclev.org/clinic09292012/

 

For more information: visit www.lasclev.org or call (216) 861-5217

St. John’s Village West Family Homes Meeting

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

We would like to invite you to discuss the new single family units of St. John’s Village West.

This meeting will provide you the opportunity to ask questions and voice your opinions about the project.

We will also discuss the upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

St. John’s Village West Family Homes Meeting

Thursday, August 9th 6pm – 7pm

at Grant Park

Your thoughts and concerns are important to us, please plan to attend.

For more information: Contact Nailah Ingram @ (216) 341 -1455

Talk with CMSD CEO Eric Gordon and Councilwoman Cleveland Tonight!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Town Hall w/ Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and CEO of Schools, Eric Gordon

Thursday, August 16th at the Friendly Inn 6pm – 8pm

What is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a local effort inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone according to the Promise Neighborhood guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative is made up of a collaborative partnership of civic, philanthropic, business, educational, residential and political organizations that have coordinated their individual efforts to impact the lives of children living in the Central Neighborhood. This partnership is focused on ensuring that every child in the neighborhood is prepared for school; participates in both school and out-of-school programs and activities to enhance his or her academic achievement; and persists through school with the support of engaged parents and strong community and family resources, graduating from high school and going on to college and career.

Where is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

Cleveland’s Promise Neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and encompasses a section of Central, from Euclid Avenue to Woodland Avenue and from E. 22 Street to E. 55 Street. This area is home to more than 10,000 people and a strong network community organizations and institutions. It is a community of rich history, having been home to many national leaders such as Judge Jean Murrell Capers, Langston Hughes, Jessie Owens, Carl and Louis Stokes and Cleveland’s current mayor, Frank Jackson.

 

Where can I learn more about upcoming events and the Promise Initiative?

Please visit our website at www.clevelandpromiseneighborhood.org

 or

call the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s offices at (216) 241-9300 for more information or to get involved.

6th Annual Mayor’s Youth Summit

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 6th Annual Youth Summit and

Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Back to School Fair

August 18, 2012

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Doors Open and Registration: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Public Auditorium • 500 Lakeside

(formerly Cleveland Convention Center)

Youth Workshops

Information Booths

• City Services & Resources

• Transportation

• School Assignments

• Family Engagement

School Supplies (while supplies last) for Students Attending the Summit

Health Screenings

Lead Testing – 5 & under

Lunch Provided

Keynote Speaker: Wes Moore

Nationally renowned author and youth advocate

FREE Parking @ Willard Garage

“RETURN” bus tickets (RTA) will be issued to those who arrive by bus only. “ARRIVAL” bus tickets must be presented to receive a return bus ticket (while supplies last)

For more information call: 216.664.2222 or 216.338.6580

Kinsman Night Out Against Crime Tuesday!

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Vesta Rainbow Terrace will be participating in the

29th Annual National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7th

National Night Out is and annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to build our community by getting to know our neighbors even better.

They expect nearly 500 families from the community to attend.

Food and Fun for the whole family.

For more information contact Dixie Pyne / James Miles @ (216) 271 – 2323

 or Bridgette Smith @ (216) 271 – 5373

 

Back to School – Kids Health Fair

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s Stay Well Project

Back to School Kids Health Fair

Tuesday August 7th

11am to 1pm

@ The Garden Valley Hunger Center (Outside)

This event, for both parents and children offers:

Information on the prevention, management, and treatment of problems involving:

Head Lice

Bed Bugs

Communicable Diseases (cold, flu, strep throat, pink eye, etc)

Dental Hygene

Information about where to get free Child Immunizations

Healthy Eating Demonstrations and food to take home

Free Prizes, Music, Sidewalk Art, and Face Painting