Archive for November, 2014

Want to Start a Garden?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Learn about upcoming training programs in urban agriculture!

OSU Extension will offer training programs in the winter of 2015 in community gardening and market gardening. Come to an Information Session to learn more about these Training Programs:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:00 – 6:45 pm
OSU Extension Office
5320 Stanard Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Description of Training Programs:
Community Gardening
In this eight week training program, participants will learn how to:

  • Locate and assess a good garden site
  • Organize a group of gardeners
  • Plan and design a garden space
  • Identify community resources
  • Access materials for their project
  • Increase neighborhood access to fresh produce
  • * Classes will meet Thursday evenings starting January 29, 2015.

Market Gardening
In this twelve week training program, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a small business or agriculture based enterprise
  • Grow produce using techniques that create higher yields
  • Bring healthy produce to local markets in urban neighborhoods
  • Be part of Cuyahoga County’s emerging local food market
  • * Classes will meet Tuesday evenings starting January 27, 2015

The Market Gardener Training Program and the Dig In! Community Gardener Training Program are initiatives of The Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County.

The Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County: 5320 Stanard Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103

For questions contact Nicole Wright: 216-429-8200 x 249 //


CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information:

Thursday: Voice your opinion on the RTA Rapid Transit Stations in Kinsman

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Greater Cleveland RTA is hosting a meeting THURSDAY to gather community input on the Rapid Transit Stations along E. 79th Street. The meeting will be held at:

Mt Sinai Baptist Church

7510 Woodland Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44104

6:00 pm

The purpose of this meeting is to gather more information and comments from the public about the E. 34th and E. 79th Street Rapid Transit stations.  Residents may also complete a survey by coming into BBC’s office or visiting

St. John’s Village West Waiting List Now Open

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The waiting list is now open for our Lease to Purchase Homes (St. John’s Village West Family Homes), located between Cedar & Central Avenues.  More information about the project is here.  To inquire about placing your name on the waiting list or for related questions, please contact Nailah Ingram at (216) 341-1455 or

BBC is hiring – Income Tax Prep Site Coordinator

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Posted 11/12/14 at the following link:

Income Tax Prep Site Coordinator
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc – Cleveland, OH


Overview of Position

Site Coordinators will help to recruit and supervise volunteers at their respective Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Site Coordinators are responsible for troubleshooting minor technical issues with the TaxWise software, answering client and volunteer’s tax questions, attending mandatory site coordinator training and all Site Coordinators must obtain Site Coordinator Certification as well Advanced Level IRS Certification. Site Coordinators will also be responsible for weekly reporting and end-of-season debriefing with Cuyahoga EITC Coalition staff.


Key Responsibilities:

*Assist with the recruitment and retention of volunteers.
*Supervise all volunteers
*Assure all volunteers receive their IRS certification and prepare returns only up to that level.
*Manage volunteers’ schedules and assure volunteer coverage conforms to tax site schedule.
*Publicize free tax preparation.
*Provide expertise and assistance upon request or as needed by volunteers.
*Ensure that portable equipment is under the care of a volunteer and/or the site coordinator at all times.
*Ensure confidentiality of all sensitive information from clients and volunteers.
*Respond to client questions and resolve problems as they arise and in a timely manner.
*E-filing all tax returns within 24 hours of their completion.
*Ensures that Quality Reviews are being completed for all tax returns.
*Ensure that rejected returns are corrected and resubmitted within the allotted time.
*Work directly with IT department if software issues arise
*Work directly with 211/First Call For Help for appointment scheduling and to create and maintain an open line of communication
*Performs all responsibilities that will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the VITA center.
*Follow all IRS and Coalition rules and requirements put forth to ensure taxpayer and volunteer satisfaction and safety.
*Create a positive experience for volunteers and clients seeking services from a VITA site.



*Must be able to work flexible hours from January through April.
*Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Good interpersonal skills and comfort with a wide range of people.
*Demonstrated computer skills to operate tax preparation software and other activities related to tax preparation and volunteer coordination.
*Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
*Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

Please apply via