Archive for November, 2016

Community Building and Activism through the Eyes of East Cleveland Women

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute is inviting the community to join a free discussion, Community Building and Activism through the Eyes of East Cleveland Women, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 10. The event is open to all to become part of the conversation and to share their stories.   Misty Luminais, PhD, and Rhonda Y. Williams, PhD, will lead the discussion, which will feature related video shorts. The East Cleveland Public Library, 14101 Euclid Avenue, will host the event in its lower auditorium.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Rhonda Williams

Founder and Director of the Social Justice Institute

Professor of History



Equal Employment Day!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Come out to Equal Employment Day sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Participate in interviewing and hiring on the spot for a variety of career paths! Learn about affordable wireless plans at $10/month and there are free cell phones to those who qualify.

Be Prepared to Interview:

  • Bring photo identification
  • Bring several copies of your resume
  • Wear Interview Attire
  • Be prepared to discuss work history
  • Apply online

Where: Urban League Office- 2930 Prospect Ave (Next to Central Cadillac)

When: Wednesday, November 30 10:00am-2:00pm

Contact for more information.

Cleveland Codes: Build a career in IT as a Software Developer

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Build a career in IT as a Software Developer with this fast-track program!


Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

16 – week classroom program runs Jan. 17 – May 5, 2016.

Followed by a 12-week paid internship.


COST: $8,500**

**Financial assistance available for those who qualify.




Nominate an outstanding resident for our annual Mildred Cephus Beacon Award

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is the time of the year where we reflect on our accomplishments and prepare for the upcoming year. We know that BBC could not accomplish its goals without the support and hard work of our residents. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2016, and keep the momentum for 2017 and beyond. For the 2nd year, we would like to recognize community members who have made a significant impact. We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Momentum Emerging Leader: an individual or group that recently started working in collaboration with BBC and neighborhood partners to bring an exciting initiative/project to our neighborhoods. (within 1 year)
  • Mildred Cephus Award Legacy Leader: an individual or group that has a longstanding relationship with BBC and neighborhood partners and continuously works to improve the quality of life for themselves and their neighbors. (5 years or more)

If you would like to nominate someone for either award, please submit a brief paragraph indicating why you believe this person should receive the award. Each nominee will be an honored guest at our Annual Holiday Event. Nominations must be submitted to Joy Johnson by Monday, November 14, 2016.  Please call our office at 216-341-1455 for more information

Learn how to use your insurance plan

Friday, November 4th, 2016

You may qualify to participate in a research study about how to use your Marketplace health insurance if you answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you African American?
  • Do you live in Greater Cleveland
  • Did you get health insurance between 2014 and 2016?
  • Are you between 18 and 64 years old?

What’s involved in the study?

You will be asked to participate in a one-time educational program about:

  • Insurance term you need to know
  • Where to go for answers for you questions
  • How to find a doctor and make appointments
  • How to fill prescriptions

*compensation will be provided for  time

If interested, Please contact:

Yvonne Oliver

(216) 241-8422


World Series of Play: Game 2 at Hillside Park tomorrow!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Join us at Hillside Park November 5, 2016 from 1-4pm to enjoy the park!

Come and join the conversation about future plans for the park. Learn how to build and create a piece that could be an addition to the park! All ages welcome!

See you there!