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Community Wraparound Meeting in Central: YOU’RE INVITED!

September 23rd, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Everyone is cordially invited to a community meeting to learn more about the new Community Wraparound Strategy:

Hosted by:
George Washington Carver STEM School and Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2200 E. 55th Street
2:30p.m.

This strategy is designed to support our student’s success in school and support strong communities

YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NECESSARY!

We need YOUR feedback in identifying programs and services to support our school and community. You will also learn about the role of the Site Coordinator devoted to support students, their families and our communities!

Learn more at www.LiveUnitedForKids.org

Juvenile Safe Surrender happening this week

September 22nd, 2014 by jsugalski

Juvenile Safe Surrender
Monday, September 22nd through Thursday, September 25th
8:30AM – 4:30PM

Have a warrant for a committed in Cuyahoga County when you were 17 YEARS OLD or younger?

TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TOWARD A SECOND CHANCE

You can safely surrender at:
Juvenile Justice Center 9300 Quincy Ave Cleveland OH 44106

– Consult with an attorney and speak to a Judge
– You may receive favorable consideration on your case
– Community Support Services available on-site to HELP YOU

For More Information call the HOTLINE: (216) 443-3744

COME IN – BE SAFE – GET HELP

FRESHtoberfest!

September 12th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Childhood Nutrition in collaboration with Dunham Tavern Museum present Cleveland’s youth garden battle, FRESHtoberfest!! Come taste the freshest food grown by Cleveland’s youth and prepared by local chefs! It will be an event you do not want to miss. The chef and garden team will compete against other gardens and chefs in a tasting competition and fresh food celebration. Come join the fun with music and performances by Dee Jay Doc and the Fresh Camp. Admission is FREE with donations accepted. Be sure to check out some of our own neighbors/partners including the Marshall Avenue Community Garden paired with Chef Eric Wells!

Monday, September 22nd
5:00-8:00pm
Food tasting at 6:00pm
Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Ave.

RSVP by emailing char@freshtoberfest.com

 

Job Opportunity at BBC–Site Coordinator

August 21st, 2014 by Joy Johnson

BBC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Site Coordinator at George Washington Carver K-8 STEM School.  The Site Coordinator will create, strengthen and maintain the bridge between the school, parents and community-based providers in the community and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Site Coordinator will facilitate and provide leadership for the collaborative process and development of a continuum of services for children, families and community members within the school neighborhood. The Site Coordinator functions as a neutral facilitator in the provision of services for students, families and residents of the neighborhood by generating resources from a wide array of community organizations and agencies.

For more information on qualifications or how to apply please click the following link:

Site Coordinator–Wrap Around School 3 yrs exp. a must, Cleveland, OH 44104.

Homebuyer Education

August 21st, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Third Federal and ESOP are partnership to provide education classes for those interested in buying a home. Topics include homebuying process basics, budgeting, credit management, affordable mortgage products, shopping and maintaining a home, financial assistance programs, and down-payment assistance program options. Classes are FREE but space is limited! Be sure to sign up today – advance registration is required.

September 2014: Two part course*
Part 1: September 4th: 6pm-9pm
Part 2: September 11th: 6pm-9pm
Location: ESOP
7000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 203, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

*Attendance at both courses is required. Upon completing the seminar requirements, Third Federal will give you $2,000 towards your down payment.**

Individual readiness assessments and pre-purchasing counseling also available!

**Maximum loan amount is $150,000. Must originate loan with Third Federal to receive $2,000 towards down payment. Details of the down payment assistance program will be provided at the seminar. ESOP is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Sow, Seed and Plant Volunteer Day!

August 20th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

After several community planning meetings for the site of the new Hillside Community Park located at East 79th Street and Hillside, construction is finally underway! The site, which will be undergoing changes in several phases, is beginning with brand new walkways, lighting, and seating.  To accompany the new changes, Burten, Bell, Carr Development will be hosting a volunteer day in which friends, neighbors, and community groups will join together to clean up the area and plant new flowers and shrubbery in order to make the park beautiful and special for then neighborhood.

Please join us Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00AM until 12 Noon at East 79th Street and Hillside near the East 79th Street Blue/Green Rapid Stop.

For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please call BBC at 216-341-1455!

If you are interested in making a donation to the help with the new project, please submit via paypal on our website and we will be sure it is directed towards our second phase of work.

Download Our Fall Newsletter

August 11th, 2014 by jsugalski

The Fall 2014 issue of “The Community Connector,” our quarterly newsletter, is now online.

Download your copy by clicking here.

Work for BBC – Employment Opportunity

August 7th, 2014 by jsugalski

EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION TITLE: AMERICORPS VISTA ASSOCIATE
REPORTS TO: ANTON GRDINA SITE COORDINATOR

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The AmeriCorps VISTA Associate will assist in Increasing BBC’s capacity to continue and sustain support for Anton Grdina in the Garden Valley Neighborhood. This VISTA will work on expanding the Homework Help Program, as well as developing and supporting additional in-school and after-school programs and events that promote student academic achievement.

Anton Grdina is an Investment School that is currently implementing the wraparound/community school model. This national model is based on the entire community being engaged in the academic success of the building. Anton Grdina was named an Investment School in May 2013 as part of a state-backed Cleveland Plan to turn around the low performing schools in the Cleveland Municipal School District and to leverage direct resources toward areas of greatest need. This VISTA role is critical for assisting in the implementation of the community school model.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

- Manage current tutoring program for 3rd-5th graders and expand program to enhance student performance outcomes for students at Anton Grdina.

- Work with school and community organizations to identify additional student enrichment opportunities through service learning and healthy living activities.

- Develop and manage volunteer opportunities for in-school and after school programming at Anton Grdina.

-Identify and develop student programs, events and activities.

- Recruit community members to serve as volunteers and volunteer leaders.

- Engage community members in volunteer opportunities (through our Managed Projects and Days of Service)

- Research and apply for funding to support educational initiatives for youth and programs in the Lower Kinsman neighborhood.

- Complete monthly and bi-weekly VISTA reporting in addition to attending VISTA trainings

- Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The AmeriCorps VISTA must have satisfactory oral and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with the public, particularly low-income, minority, and youth. Must have satisfactory computer skills, including Microsoft Office and social media outlets. Minimum college degree required.

This is a full time position (40-50 hours per week) with requirements to work evenings and/or weekends if required. VISTA members are prohibited from working outside of VISTA position.

COMPENSATION:

Approximately $946/month, with choice of $1,175 education award or $310 cash stipend at the conclusion of service.

TO APPLY:

This position will be posted until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Monique Williams, Site Coordinator via email at mwilliams@bbcdevelopment.org, via fax at (216) 341-2683 or via mail at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104, Cleveland, OH 44104.

For more information about the organization, please visit bbcdevelopment.org

For a PDF of this posting, please click here.

BBC will be closed Tuesday, August 5

August 4th, 2014 by jsugalski

Our office will be closed Tuesday, August 5 for a staff retreat. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, August 6.

Looking for a good job?

August 1st, 2014 by jsugalski

From our friends at Neighborhood Connections. Please note that Central is considered a Greater University Circle neighborhoods

 

Are you looking for a good job? 

Check out Step Up to University Hospitals, a unique partnership between University Hospitals, Towards Employment and Neighborhood Connections that helps job seekers from Greater University Circle find entry-level work at University Hospitals. You must be a resident of Greater University Circle to apply. Click here for more information.

To register for an information session, please call 216-229-0555 or send an email to jobs@neighborhood-voice.comPlease include your name, phone number, email address, home address and neighborhood in your message.

Looking forward to seeing you at an information session!

Information sessions are scheduled for:

Monday, August 4
3 to 4 p.m.
Neighborhood Connections
5000 Euclid Ave., Ste. 310
(inside the Agora)

Tuesday, August 5
11 a.m. to noon
Neighborhood Connections
5000 Euclid Ave., Ste. 310
(inside the Agora)