November 19th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely
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:
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.
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 http://cuyahoga.osu.edu
For questions contact Nicole Wright: 216-429-8200 x 249 // firstname.lastname@example.org
CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information: http://go.osu.edu/cfaesdiversity.
November 18th, 2014 by Joy Johnson
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
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 www.surveym0nkey.com/s/rtastationsurvey.
November 13th, 2014 by jsugalski
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 email@example.com.
November 12th, 2014 by jsugalski
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.
*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 indeed.com
October 31st, 2014 by jsugalski
From Greater Cleveland RTA’s enewsletter. (We have a flyer for the event here.)
RTA community meetings on Nov. 1 & 5
Tell us how you use one Rapid Station on East 34th Street and two stations on East 79th
RTA want to hear your comments on how you use the Rapid Station on East 34th Street and the two on East 79th Street. One meeting begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Community Room at Heritage View Homes, 7230 Kinsman Road. Ride the 14 bus. The other meeting begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the first-floor lounge of the Tri-C Campus Center Buidling, 2900 Community College Ave. Ride bus routes 11, 14 or 15. You are also invited to take a survey.
October 31st, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely
Did you know traffic patterns have changed at E. 30th St , Woodland Ave and Orange Ave? Please read about the updated pattern below from ODOT to avoid being ticketed!
There have been changes in the traffic operation in the vicinity of E 30th/Woodland/Orange. Cleveland police have been out enforcing this new traffic pattern and ticketing offenders.
- Left turns from E 30th Street south onto the ramp to I-77 south are no longer be permitted. Motorists should use Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to I-77 south. Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
- Motorists exiting I-77 south to East 30th St/Woodland/Broadway are no longer permitted to cross over traffic in order to take a right turn on East 30th St (toward Broadway). Motorists should instead turn left on East 30th St to Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to East 30th St southbound (toward Broadway). Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
- Left turns from Orange Ave to East 30th St will be prohibited (except from the I-77 exit ramp to East 30th St). Motorists will instead follow Woodland Ave toward E 30th St.
For a more detailed map, visit: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D12/Deputy%20Director/News/Pages/Innerbelt-Update-Changes-coming-to-E-30th_Woodland_Orange.aspx
October 29th, 2014 by jsugalski
Last night, about 125 people attended the third and final community meeting for the new master plan for Kinsman. They learned about how the blueprint for future development has taken shape, following several months of community engagement.
Without further ado, here’s the draft master plan for Kinsman.
Please feel free to email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just in case, the draft plan for Central can be downloaded here.
Thank you to everyone that has participated in the planning process to date.
October 27th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLDI) has begun recruitment for the 31st Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland (NLC) class.
The purpose of NLC is to cultivate new and experienced leaders to gain confidence, learn skills, and use their voice to actively participate in effecting change. The program will benefit community leaders through skill development, goal setting, discovering their leadership style and becoming more self-aware as community leaders. Participants will join a network of more than 1,000 other grassroots leaders who share the common goal to improve the quality of life for communities in Greater Cleveland through collective leadership and engagement. The 19-week course will begin in January and be held through May, 2015. Classes are held Thursday evenings from 6-9pm, with a dinner beginning at 5:30pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kayse at 216-812-8700 or email@example.com.
Applications are due on Friday, October 31, 2014.
For more information, visit: www.neighborhoodleadership.org
October 24th, 2014 by jsugalski
Here’s a reminder! Please consider joining us tomorrow at Hillside Community Park for Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteering.
October 21st, 2014 by jsugalski
Last night, more than 75 people attended the third and final master planning community meeting for the Central neighborhood.
If you were unable to attend, here’s a copy of what was presented.
Please note that this plan is a draft, so it will change based on the feedback we receive. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or recommendations, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, as a reminder, the community meeting for Kinsman will take place Tuesday, October 28 at 6pm at Anton Grdina K-8 School. Hope to see you there.