Archive for July, 2017

BBC Secures funding for more affordable Housing in Kinsman

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to the Burten, Bell, Carr development team who secured one of the coveted tax-credits awards to finance their project to build affordable housing on vacant lots on Colfax Road and Minnie Street. 36 two- and three-story homes will be built for rent, and then eventually for purchase. This is a great opportunity for the whole organization and for the community!

Read about BBC’s project and the other winners in the Cleveland area Here!

Common Ground: Re-Envisioning Kinsman!

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Common Ground: Re-Envisioning Kinsman

Sunday July 30, 2017

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CornUcopia Place: 7201 Kinsman Rd. Ste. 103B, Cleveland, OH 44104

Join BBC for a discussion surrounding connectivity in Kinsman! What does connectivity mean to you: relationships between different communities, relationship within your own community, transportation, accessible technology, or something different?

Common Ground is county-wide community conversation. The Cleveland Foundation is working with partners across the region to bring Cuyahoga County residents together on one day this summer to meet, share a meal connect, and discuss what we can do together to create a more equitable and resilient Greater Cleveland – our shared home, our common ground!

The event is free but registration is needed. Register Here!

Learn About Urban Farming on Cleveland’s East Side

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Learn about all the urban farming that is happening on Cleveland’s east side, specifically in Kinsman and Central!

Read this cleveland.com article that discusses the urban farms on the east side of Cleveland including the Ka-La Healing Garden, Rid-All Green Partnership, and the our very own Kinsman Farm.

While there is no official definition of an urban farm, Cleveland, by some estimates, is considered the second largest urban farming city in the U.S.!

Join in the growing movement and support your local urban farm!!

AmeriCorps Member Job Opening

Friday, July 14th, 2017

AmeriCorps is hiring a Parent Support Specialist to be placed at Burten, Bell, Carr to increase BBC’s capacity to continue and sustain support for Anton Grdina School. The Specialist will work with the parents and community members to provide financial literacy and workforce development programming.

Anton Grdina School was designated as an investment school and is currently implementing the Wraparound/ Community School model, which is based on the entire community being engaged in the academic success of the students.

Find more information about the position HERE

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to info@bbcdevelopment.org, via fax at (216) 341-2683, or via mail at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104, Cleveland, OH 44104

Reminder: CiCLEvia Central is this Weekend!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday, July 16, from 1:00 pm- 5:00 as the CiCLEvia team closes down Community College/Quincy Ave., from E 24th Street to Unwin Rd., to cars and opens it to people powered movement such as walking, jogging, biking, dancing, and so much more! Join us for a mile of fun and activities!

You will be able to find the BBC team at the Stokes 50th Anniversary Celebration Hub, were we will be honoring the legacy of the Stokes Brothers through performances and activities.

At 4:00 pm, head over to the Arts and Culture Hub, where we will be launching several small hot air balloons created by kids in the neighborhood!

There will be these activities and so many more! We hope to see you there!

CiCLEvia Central!

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Come out on Sunday July 16th from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm for CiCLEvia Central! CiCLEvia is temporarily closing Community College/ Quincy Ave. from E. 24 Street to Unwin Road to cars and opening them for people-powered movement such as biking, walking, dancing, and so much more!

Look for hubs such as the Stokes 50th Anniversary Celebration, Ultimate Recess, Family Reunion, Arts and Culture, and Health and Safety!

Play games, run around, listen to music, learn about the Stokes’ brothers legacy, and see a manmade hot air balloon take flight!

It will be a day of fun you don’t want to miss! Can’t wait to see you there!

 

Ohio Secretary of State Candidates Forum

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Join the candidates for the Ohio Secretary of State in a forum for students to meet the candidates and ask questions about the value of their voice in the election process.

July 10th from 5:30-7:00pm 3214 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH

or

July 13th from 3:30-5:00om 3214 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH

#CommonGroundCLE Conversation: Re-Envisioning Kinsman

Friday, July 7th, 2017

BBC is hosting a #CommonGroundCLE Conversation on July 30, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at CornUcopia Place. This is a part of a county-wide initiative to start conversation on how to create a more equitable and resilient Greater Cleveland. The Cleveland Foundation along with their partners will be hosting conversation all across the county on various topics to create a better community. See what BBC has in store for our conversation and register HERE! By create conversation and communicating, we can create progress throughout Kinsman all of the Greater Cleveland Area!

Read the Summer Issue of The Community Connector

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of BBC’s quarterly newsletter, The Community Connector, is now online!

Please give it a read for all of the best news about BBC and the neighborhoods we serve!