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Come out to the Fit-A-Thon!

March 17th, 2017 by Megan Goedeker

The Buckeye, Larchmere, & Woodland Hills HEAL Network is hosting a Fit-A-Thon Saturday March 18 from 11am-2pm!

Learn from the workshops of “Frying without Grease,” “Move it! Move it!,” “Healthy Plates,” and “Sugar: how if Affects the Body!”

Enjoy tools and tips for healthy living, exercise demonstrations, healthy food samples, giveaways, community resources, and vendors!

Hosted at Fairhill Partners, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland OH 44120

Cost- No charge, benefits- Priceless!

Kinsman MyCom Hygiene Drive for the Homeless

March 16th, 2017 by Kyerra Axson

Hosted by: Anton Grdina (Kinsman) MyCom

Donations Benefit the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

March 20th – March 27th

Students from Anton Grdina School are asking you to help the homeless by donating the following items

  • Travel Size Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Lotion
  • Disposable Razor
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Wash Cloth
  • Deodorant
  • Tissue Packs

Donation Drop Off Locations

  • Anton Grdina Elementary – Front Office & Library ( 8AM-4 PM, Mon-Fri)
  • Cleveland Public Library – Garden Valley Branch ( 10 AM-7 PM, Mon-Tue-Thu) (10 Am-6 PM, Wed-Fri-Sat)
  • Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc  ( 8 AM-5 PM, Mon-Fri)

 

Green City Growers featured in Scene Magazine

March 16th, 2017 by Kyerra Axson

Have you wondered what goes on in the big greenhouse located on Kinsman Rd and Grand Ave near E. 55th St?  Check out this article in Scene magazine about the Green City Growers Greenhouse in Kinsman:

http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/worker-owned-green-city-growers-is-on-the-path-to-profits-while-giving-refugees-and-ex-cons-gainful-employment/Content?oid=5740258&utm_source=widget&utm_medium=toc&utm_campaign=rightrail&utm_content=HomeThisWeek

 

Opening for Property Manager of Cornucopia Place

March 16th, 2017 by Kyerra Axson

We are looking for another Property Manager for Cornucopia Place. 

Contractor Announcement: Property Manager (Contractor)

POSITION TITLE: Property Manager (Contractor)

REPORTS TO: Director of Social Enterprises

Project Summary

Cornucopia Place, located at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103B, is a facility where Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. (BBC) provides nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and an open multi-purpose space available for private events and functions on a rental basis.

Essential Functions

The Property Manager serves as a contractor of BBC. The primary task is to oversee the space during events in the evenings and weekends. Tasks include setup tables and chairs, ensure that the space is cleaned post event, report to BBC of any incidences or damage caused by the parties utilizing the space, take inventory of supplies and equipment, and lock up space post events.

Skills and Experience

Be able to work flexible shifts

 Available nights and weekends

 Excellent communication skills; work well with people of all ages and temperaments

 Self-motivated with strong leadership skills

 Ability to work with minimal direction

 Detail oriented

 High level of customer service

Compensation

The hourly wage is $13.00.

How to Apply

Submit resume by e-mail to Sherita Mullins, email: smullins at bbcdevelopment.org. If you don’t have a resume, complete an application at BBC’s office at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104, Cleveland, Oh 44104.

 

Watch the New Documentary 13th

March 7th, 2017 by Kyerra Axson

Friday March 24th, 6:00 pm, at the Antioch Baptist Church, 8869 Cedar Avenue, there will be a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary “13th,” directed by Ava DuVernay.  Centered on race in the U.S., criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).  The film argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration today.  The film runs l hr. 40 minutes and is rated TV-MA).  Following the screening there will be a guided discussion including panelists and audience members.  Light refreshments provided.  No charge.  For additional information, contact Rev. Mylion Waite 216-932-1521.

12-hour Read-A-Thon at the Garden Valley Neigh. House

March 7th, 2017 by Kyerra Axson

Join  Garden Valley Neighborhood House on March 18,2017 for the annual 12-hr Read-a-thon.  The Garden Valley Neighborhood House is located at 7100 Kinsman Rd Cleveland, OH 44104

  • Participants may sign up for a 15 minute time slots available from 7am to 7pm.  You can choose to bring your own reading materials or use what is on site.
  • In addition to the Read-a-thon, the NASW Student Club at Cleveland State is hosting a book drive until March 10th.  The drive is for new or gently used books that will be donated to Garden Valley Neighborhood House to  promote literacy in the Garden Valley community.
  • For more information contact the Garden Valley Neighborhood House at  216-641-5558.

Book Drive for Garden Valley Neighborhood House

February 28th, 2017 by Megan Goedeker

Garden Valley Neighborhood House is hosting a 12-Hour Read-a-thon to promote literacy in the community on March 18, 2017! On the days leading up to the event, Cleveland State University Students in NASW in collaboration with GVNH is hosting a book drive!

They are accepting new or gently used book that can be delivered on the day of the read-a-thon.

Books can be dropped off near the main entrance of Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library or on the 14th floor of the Rhodes Tower Rm. 1417 until March 10, 2017.

Contact Megan Sparks at m.a.sparks@vikes.csuohio.edu  if you are interested in making a large donation.

Community Development Survey

February 28th, 2017 by Megan Goedeker

The City of Cleveland Department of Community Development is developing its 2017 plan to distribute federal funds to residents and neighborhoods. This planning requires the community and stakeholders to inform its plan development. We are looking for more community input about priorities and activities that should be considered for funding.

Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey: http://clecomdev.org/2017AAPSurvey.php

We can’t do this without you and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!

Preliminary results will be presented at community meetings in March

Thrive 105-93 Planning Commission Meetings

February 24th, 2017 by Megan Goedeker

The Cleveland Planning Commission needs your help in planning the E. 105th St., Woodhill Rd., and E. 93rd St. Corridor for new transit, new development, and new public spaces.

This could help with better access to jobs, make people feel safer, support a healthy lifestyle, and build community pride

Join one of the community open houses on:

  • March 4th from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Cleveland Public Library Union Branch, 3463 E. 93 St.
  • March 4th from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Cleveland Public Library Langston Hughes Branch, 10200 Superior Ave.
  • March 6th from 2:00-5:00 at the Cleveland Public Library MLK Jr. Branch, 1962 Stokes Blvd.
  • March 6th from 4:00-7:00pm at Woodhill Community Center, 2491 Baldwin Rd.

For more information contact Marka Fields, City Planning Commission, at mfields@city.Cleveland.oh.us

Spring Into Employment Job Fair

February 23rd, 2017 by Megan Goedeker

Looking for employment? Come to the Spring into Employment Job Fair brought to you by University Settlement and AmeriCorps!

There will be free interview preparation workshops for resume reviews, mock interviews, and soft skills.

Connect with local employers looking to fill positions!

This event is free and open to the public!

Thursday March 16, 2017 from 10:00am-2:00pm @ Stella Walsh Recreation Center, 7245 Broadway Ave.

Professional Dress and Resumes required!

Call 216-641-6400 for Job Fair information and workshop dates and times!