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Now Hiring for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Assistant

December 7th, 2015 by Joy Johnson

Help us assist residents in completing their income tax filing for free!  Apply to be our part-time VITA Program Assistant.

To apply, or receive more information, click here or contact Omelia Thornton in our office at 216-341-1455.

 

 

 

Do you like Pina Colada (non-alcoholic of course), or getting caught in the rain? Work on our Mobile Market?

December 3rd, 2015 by Joy Johnson

If you enjoy pineapples and other fresh fruits and vegetables  and being out in the elements year round, apply for our Mobile Market Sales Manager Position!

The purpose of the Bridgeport Mobile Market is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to residents of Cleveland. The Bridgeport Mobile Market Sales Manager will coordinate all the daily functions of the Mobile Market. The Sales Manager will:

  • pick-up and receive deliveries of produce from vendors,
  • stock shelves,
  • drive truck to assigned destinations,
  • promote sales,
  • operate cash register,
  • manage inventory,
  • quality control, and
  • clean as needed.

Sales Manager will contribute to increasing sales and creating positive image for the Mobile Market. Sales Manager should have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude. Candidate must have a well-developed sales ability in order to increase sales. Candidate must have entrepreneurial spirit.

Click here to apply or receive more information.

2015 FAMILY and COMMUNITY Resource Fair

December 3rd, 2015 by Brittany Aniton

ANTON GRDINA’S 2015 FAMILY & COMMUNITY Resource Fair

WHEN:  Thurs, December 10th 3:30pm-5:30pm

WHERE: Anton Grdina Investment School 2955 E. 71st Street School

Gymnasium General Fair ·3:30pm-5:30pm

Financial Literacy Workshop · 3:30pm-4:30pm Light refreshments will be served

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY!

WIN A JOB KIT (VALUED AT $100)

COMMUNITY PARTNERS & ORGANIZATIONS Including:

Ohio Means Jobs, Toward Employment, Boys & Girls Club, Metro Health, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Housing Network, Seed of Literacy, Murtis Taylor, Cuyahoga Community College, Beech Brook and More!!!

*For questions, contact BBC’s Marionna Bennett at Anton Grdina School,  216.812.1543

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”–Henry Ford

What is your civic vision? Do you want $5,000 to support it?

December 3rd, 2015 by Brittany Aniton

Accelerate 2016

Apply today to have your voice heard!

What’s your civic vision? Do you want $5,000 to help bring it to life? The application period is now open for individuals who want to make a pitch at Accelerate 2016: Citizens Make Change. This second annual civic pitch competition, presented by Cleveland Leadership Center and Citizens Bank, gives every individual a chance to share and act on a personal vision to improve NE Ohio.

Twenty-five people will be selected to pitch their ideas at the event on February 24, 2016, in one of five categories:

*Quality of Life

*Economic Development

*Educating for Tomorrow

*Community Change

*Transformative Arts and Culture

Pitch submissions by individual members of the community should be for civic change that will create positive community impact − compelling, innovative and wild ideas that will make our region a better place. Initiatives cannot be proposed by or on behalf of an organization.

A Huff Post blogger deemed last year’s Accelerate event “Shark Tank meets Ted Talks.” Don’t be left out!

Help Citizens Bank and CLC strengthen and serve NEO and submit your pitch before December 18.

Submit a civic pitch … or make your reservation below so you can hear exciting ideas, vote on the winner, and maybe make a connection to help someone’s idea become reality.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
4:30 p.m. – Civic pitch competition in five categories
6:00 p.m. – Finalists present to audience, which votes by cell phone for winner
7:00 p.m. – Awards reception

Learn more about civic pitches. (Pitches accepted Oct. 30 – Dec. 18, 2015)

Get a taste of Accelerate in this brief video

Read the news release: Download a Word doc | Open a PDF

Questions? Contact Rachel Ciomcia, (216) 592-2280 or accelerate@cleveleads.org

#AccelerateNEO @CitizensBank, @cleveleads
Facebook: CitizensBank, Cleveland Leadership Center

Accelerate your … region … creativity … and ideas!

 

 

 

United Way Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive at BBC!

December 3rd, 2015 by Brittany Aniton
Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive
Keeping kids warm – and in school

Student attendance is crucial for the learning process. When students do not have coats or other winter apparel during the winter months, it may prevent them from attending school. United Way of Greater Cleveland is accepting the challenge by leading a winter coat and apparel drive for CMSD investment schools from November 16th to December 11th.

We need heroes! Your organization can help support this effort by conducting a winter apparel drive.

The goal is to secure new or gently used coats and other winter apparel (gloves, hats, etc.) for our K-8 Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) investment schools scholars.

Get the details and sign up now to start a drive

If your organization cannot conduct a drive you can still support this effort by dropping off a new or gently used coat and other winter apparel at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc or other locations

View drop-off locations

Your support with this effort for our CMSD scholars is greatly appreciated.

Be a CLE #CoatHero!

Learn about Employment Opportunities in In-demand Careers!

December 2nd, 2015 by Brittany Aniton

The Job Link Services team at Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus is hosting a series of mini open houses.  The dates and programs are listed below.   Representatives will be available to talk about the following programs:

Information Technology

December 3, 2015

12:00 to 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 to 6:00 p.m

Advanced Technology Center –  139

2900 Community College Ave

Cleveland, OH 44115

 

Healthcare Solutions

December 7, 2015

12 to 2:00 & 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

United Technology Center – 229

2415 Woodland Ave

Cleveland, OH 44115

 

Manufacturing & Truck Driving

December 8, 2015

12:00 to 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

United Technology Center –  229

2415 Woodland Ave

Cleveland, OH 44115

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
216-987-4391
www.Tri-C.edu/Workforce

 

LOOKING FOR A GREAT JOB at University Hospitals?

December 1st, 2015 by Brittany Aniton

Residents of Greater University Circle Neighborhoods interested in approximately $10/hour.

 Positions available in environmental and nutrition services at University Hospitals.

To be recommended for the positions, candidates must attend an info session &complete an unpaid 2 ½ week training.

 

INFO SESSION:

       Wed Dec 2nd

from 3-4pm at East End Neighborhood House

2749 Woodhill Road

Cleveland, OH 44104

Check out Step Up to University Hospitals!

 Details:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment that is critical to the care of hospital patients
  • Earn a competitive hourly wage with a local employer that is committed to staff advancement
  • Prepare for the interviews and ensure success on the job with FREE skills development classes
  • Gain a renewed sense of confidence and a network of support to help you succeed

Criteria:

  • Interested in environmental services within a hospital setting
  • Resident of Greater University Circle—Glenville, Hough, Fairfax, Central, Shaker Square, Buckeye, Little Italy, East Cleveland and University Circle
  • Commitment to 2 ½ weeks of unpaid pre-employment classes
  • Motivated to learn new skills and gain employment
  • Already has a high school diploma or GED
  • Tobacco and drug free
  • No criminal backgrounds (w/some limited exceptions)

 

I’m interested, what’s next?

  1. Call (216) 229-0555to register for an Information Session: BE SURE TO SAY WHICH SESSION YOU WANT TO ATTEND WHEN LEAVING A MESSAGE.
  2. Be prepared to participate in a 2 ½ week unpaid training starting: January11thM – F from 9am-3pm at Towards Employment, 1255 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300, Cleveland, 44115.

 

FREE INCOME TAX PREPERATION

November 23rd, 2015 by Brittany Aniton

FREE INCOME TAX

PREPARATION

COME AND SAVE MONEY!

 WHERE:

CornUcopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd, Ste. #103

or

Central Promise Lab (inside Olde Cedar Estates) 2617 Central Ave

 WHEN:

January 22, 2016 to April 16, 2016

CornUcopia Place (Mon & Fri – 10am to7pm & Sat. 9Aam to 4pm)

Central Lab (Wed 12noon to 4pm)

Call 2-1-1 United Way 1st Call for help and assistance

 

Would you like to volunteer and learn how to prepare taxes?

Call (216)341-1455 and speak with Ms. Thornton

College and High School Students are welcome to volunteer.

Volunteer at BBC’s VITA Centers!

November 16th, 2015 by jsugalski

Free tax preparation is the gateway to financial stability and service for thousands of working families. Most low-income families are eligible for a tax refund, which is their largest source of income all year – often one-fourth of their annual income.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is largely responsible for making tax time so crucial. The EITC is the largest poverty relief program in the country, aimed at helping families with children provide basic needs and save for the future. What’s more, free tax preparation increases tax compliance by encouraging families to file their taxes on time and accurately. More than one-fifth of eligible EITC filers do not claim the credit or do so incorrectly. Free tax preparation not only helps with EITC claims and accurate returns but it also provides an entry point for families to become better banked, determine eligibility for and claim public assistance, and receive financial education.

This year, Burten, Bell, Carr will be offering free tax preparation on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturday. Anyone can sign up to become a volunteer. There is no experience necessary, just attend a Coalition led training to become certified. Sign up today by visiting www.refundohio.org.

Temporary Workers Needed – Apply today!

November 2nd, 2015 by Joy Johnson

It’s Election Time!!!

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections needs temporary workers to help with this election season.

Positions available:

5-8 weeks Positions

  • Recruiter/telephone operator
  • Nursing Home Clerk
  • Election Support Clerk
  • In-House Voting Clerk
  • Ballot Clerk
  • 10-14 Days Positions                                            
  • Scanner Operator
  • Election Processing Clerk

 

Election Day Position

  • Election Night Runner

 

All temporary workers will earn $10.00 per hour

To be considered for the available positions

  • Must be a register voter
  • Must possess a High School Diploma
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Apply online at www.443vote.com or contact the department of Human Resources at (216) 443-3200 for more information. Note: All applications need to be in by 11/2/2015 4:00pm.