Archive for September, 2012

2012 Family Stability Initiative’s Annual Conference

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Community Housing Solutions’ Family Stability Initiative presents

2nd Annual Conference

Thursday October 25th, 2012

4:30pm – 7:30pm

“Foreclosures and the Student: The Effect of Family Instability on Education”

with Keynote Speakers:

Eric Gordon, CEO Cleveland Public Schools

Bill Kitson, President and CEO United Way of Greater Cleveland

and Moderator:

Margaret Bernstein, Metro Columnist, Plain Dealer

At John Carroll University- Dolan Science Center

for more information or to register, visit communityhousingsolutions.org

Canvass with Greater Cleveland Congregation for the CMSD Levy

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In addition to essential ongoing voter registration activities, GCC will organize door-knocking canvasses every weekend from September 22 through the election.  The congregations took commitments for 233 volunteers on the first two weekends of canvassing alone!  Please participate at one of these four upcoming canvassing events:

Saturday, September 22, 9:30 am – 1 pm at CMSD Levy Campaign Headquarters (3235 Prospect Ave, Cleveland)
Sunday, September 23, 2 – 5:30 pm at St. James AME Church (8401 Cedar Ave, Cleveland)
Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am – 1 pm (St. John AME Church, 2261 E. 40th Street, Cleveland)
Sunday, September 30, 2 – 5:30 pm (location TBD)

They are also looking for GCC leaders to host smaller canvasses in their own neighborhoods – particularly in West Park, Collinwood, and Bratenahl.  Let Greater Cleveland Congregation know if you are interested in canvassing in your own area.

Here is a sample agenda for each canvass:

9:30-10:15 am: Training

  • Create teams and distribute      walk lists
  • Learn how to read and record      information on walk lists
  • Training on pro-levy message      and practice role plays
  • Review of voter registration      procedure

10:15-10:30 am: Teams drive to canvass location
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Canvassing of 80-100 homes
12:30 – 12:45 pm: Return to launch location
12:45 – 1 pm: Report-in and evaluation

Together we can make sure that the CMSD Levy succeeds!

To Participate, Contact Monique Smith

Monique Smith,

216.854.6590

monique.smith@greaterclevelandcongregations.org