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Potential Laundromat to be located at E 55th & Woodland

June 23rd, 2014 by jsugalski

We’ve heard residents express the need for laundry facilities within the neighborhood. There may soon be one slightly west of E 55th Street.

The owner of the Big Q building at 4967 Woodland Avenue intends to develop a laundromat.  The adjacent building was demolished not only because of its condition, but to provide parking to a future facility.

Here’s the story from Maingate Business Development Corporation‘s e-newsletter (which has not yet been posted to the Web).

 

Demolitions Lead to New Development and Expansion Opportunities

The long vacant property is located 4971 Woodland Avenue. While we often look to expansions and new construction projects as positive signs of development, it is easy to forget the integral part that demolitions and removals can make in preparing a site or area for future use and maximum potential. The adjacent property will be transformed into a much needed laundry mat. The demolished building pictured above will provide parking space for the up and coming laundry mat.

Saturday Music and Fresh Fruits and Veggies in Larchmere

June 20th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Come out and visit the Bridgeport Mobile Market at Larchmere Porchfest tomorrow, June 21st. Larchmere Porchfest takes place in the Larchmere/Shaker Square Neighborhood, which is RTA-accessible allowing residents from around the city enjoy an evening of music, community and of course, the Bridgeport Mobile Market. The market will be in the parking lot of Life Skills located at 12201 Larchmere Boulevard from 12:30-7p.m. selling fresh fruits, vegetables, Orlando bread and ice cold water. Bridgeport Mobile Market accepts cash, credit and EBT food stamp card. For a complete listing of all of the entertainment times and locations, please visit Larchmere Porch Fest’s website.

 

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is Recruiting Now!

June 17th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is proud to announce that it has begun it’s recruitment and selection period for NLDP Cohort VIII. This period will last from June 2nd to July 31st.

The vision of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is to foster the growth of a new vanguard of engaged neighborhood leaders in the City of Cleveland who are prepared and committed to creating progressive change in a variety of areas throughout Cleveland and the region.

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a unique program designed to enhance the diverse leadership abilities of engaged neighborhood leaders who are committed to creating a city that works for everyone.

Join the over 120 NLDP graduates.  Graduates include Jerome Baker from Men of Central, Belinda Gator of We Have a Dream Kickball Team based in Central, Brenda Metzger of the E.  73rd St. Block Club in Central and Myra Simmons of the Marshall Avenue Safety Group in Kinsman.  Information about NLDP and applications may be obtained by going to their website at NLDPCleveland.com or by calling , 216-776-6167.

NLDP is sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Serve Anton Grdina School as an AmeriCORPS VISTA

June 16th, 2014 by Joy Johnson

BBC is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve a one-year term assisting with the wrap-around school model at Anton Grdina k-8 School in the Kinsman neighborhood. This person 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. For more information on how to apply, click here:

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/outreach/opportunities/employment/

 

Please spread the word!

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassador Training

June 12th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Are you interested or know of someone interested in becoming a Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) Ambassador?? Cleveland Promise Neighborhood is now accepting recommendations and referrals!

As a Promise Ambassador, some responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and leading community outreach and engagement
  • Provide leadership and resident voice on committees
  • Serving as a primary connector the Promise initiative with the greater community

Now is the time to join for the upcoming training session for new ambassadors.  The training is designed to prepare and support ambassadors as leaders in the community, while creating an opportunity for them to partner with other leaders and organizations that are committed to the vision for the Promise neighborhood.

 

The training will be held at Friendly Inn Settlement House on Tuesday, June 17 from 12 noon – 2:30 p.m. To learn more and/or to reserve a seat, please contact Sandra Golden, Promise Associate Director at 216.431.7656, extension 168. Lunch will be served, so please respond by June 13 at the latest.

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Now Hiring!

June 10th, 2014 by Caitlyn Neely

Looking for a job in the Central Neighborhood? Have your high school diploma or GED? Would you be interested in providing support to the staff and Director of Promise Neighborhood? If you have answered yes, then check out this job opportunity!  BBC is a member of the Promise Neighborhood Advisory Committee and we are pleased to share this information with interested residents.

SUMMARY:  Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood(CCPN)is a neighborhood-based initiative transforming the educational and developmental outcomes of children in the Central Neighborhood of Cleveland, closing gaps in achievement and creating cradle-to-career supports for all youth and families.The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland serves as the convener of this collaborative process consisting of multiple partners including residents, community service providers and large public systems.While several positions are staff positions of the Foundation, a community-based Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board provides strategic direction with substantive input and guidance for the entire project.

POSITION SUMMARY:The Promise Specialist works closely with the Promise Director, provides support for Promise staff, and manages the day-to-day operations/activities in a fast- paced office environment, and provides support and assistance with the activities of CCPN. The Promise Specialist highest priority is maintaining and managing the meeting and event schedule for the Promise Director and supporting the Promise staff and team. This person must have strong attention to details,well organized,and must have effective written and verbal communication skills.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintain Promise Director’s schedule and provide weekly updates and details (preparing and planning materials,provide location, parking, and directions, etc.) planning and committee meetings for the Promise Director.
  • Develop, maintain, and update an office-wide calendar of meetings,programs, and events.
  • Provide clerical support for Promise staff such as assisting with program/project development
  • Attend, record, and maintain advisory board and committee notes.
  • Maintain and update advisory board, committees, and sub-committees member list.
  • Maintain and update Promise staff directory(e.g. office and cell numbers,).
  • Strong writing, drafting, and editing skills.
  • Provide support for ETO data collection and management
  • Assist with and provide support for all CCPN community special events.
  • Assist with and co-develop committee meeting agendas. Make appropriate copies.
  • Provide and ensure all logistical arrangements for meetings and programs are made;
  • Maintain budgets for all special events, committee meetings, etc.
  • Make arrangements with caterers for food and beverages ;provide supplies and assist with set-up and tear-down of events
  • Develop operational procedures for using the phone system, copier, and other technological equipment.
  • General office support: phone, filing, typing, email, Microsoft Office knowledge, scheduling appointments, maintaining staff mailboxes
  • Maintain  and inventory all Promise materials and  supplies to ensure materials a well-stocked inventory.

 

REQUIREMENTSMust be a quick learner, takes initiative, and can be an independent worker. Also, must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced office. A vehicle is necessary as there are some off-site meetings.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY:The Promise Specialist will report to the Promise Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  •  Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED).
  •  2-3 years working in a highly professional and fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to communicate and work with different stakeholders. Central experience is preferred.
  •  Capacity to work independently and with supervision.
  • Commitment to the goal  and vision of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Promise Neighborhood Initiative.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  College degree preferred
  • Information technology(IT) skills;
  • Ability to provide first line support for IT issues and act as a liaison between staff and IT assistance.

Residents of the Central Neighborhood with experience and strong leadership skills are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume by June 27, 2014 to Sandra Golden at sgolden@socfcleveland.org

Please indicate the position Promise Specialist, Promise in the subject line of the email.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

All inquiries will be kept confidential

It is the Foundation’s policy not to notify candidates if they are not selected until the final candidate is chosen.

Interviews will begin immediately!

 

Now Hiring! Help BBC with its work in Anton Grdina School

June 9th, 2014 by Joy Johnson

BBC is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve a one-year term assisting with the wrap-around school model at Anton Grdina k-8 School in the Kinsman neighborhood.

This person 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.

For more information on how to apply, click here:

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/outreach/opportunities/employment/

Please spread the word!

BBC welcomes Jarrell Sullins

June 9th, 2014 by jsugalski

Jarrell Sullins is BBC’s Americorps VISTA Summer Associate. He joins BBC for ten weeks this summer.

Jarrell will focus on sustainability projects. While serving with BBC, he will help coordinate the planting of 250 street trees, sign residents up for stormwater diversion programs, implement climate action initiatives, and more.

He earned his Associate of Applied Science with a major in architectural technology from Erie Community College in 2011 and is currently a third-year architecture student at Kent State University. He has a wealth of community service experience and has served in leadership positions in college.

After earning his bachelor’s, he aspires to perform sustainable real estate development using the skills he is learning in school and at BBC.

Please welcome Jarrell!

Community meeting TONIGHT – Proposal for E 63rd & Woodland

May 29th, 2014 by jsugalski

Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and BBC are hosting a community meeting tonight (Thursday 5/29 at 5:30pm) regarding a proposal for 6206 Woodland Avenue.  The establishment is known as The Woodland Supermarket.

The owner is proposing to expand the building, install a drive-through beverage service, and gas pumps.

The owner will be presenting the proposal this evening at the Stokes Social Service Mall community room, 6001 Woodland Avenue at 5:30pm. Residents and businesses, especially those nearby, are encouraged to come learn about the proposal, including how they may be impacted, and provide their feedback about the project.

For more information, please contact BBC at (216) 341-1455.  If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide your opinion, please either call us or email jsugalski@bbcdevelopment.org.

 

$7,500 Home Repair Grants Available

May 28th, 2014 by jsugalski

(From our partner, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland)

$7,500 Home Repair Grants Available

NHS of Greater Cleveland is excited to announce our participation in the Neighborhood Impact Program, offering eligible area residents up to $7,500 in a home repair grant for qualified home improvements, including but not limited to;

• Repair/replacement of existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or water heater
• Repair/replacement of existing well/septic system or underground property sewer system
• Energy conservation improvements – includes repair/replacement of windows, siding, roofing, gutters

All interested homeowners should be referred to NHS of Greater Cleveland for details regarding program applications, required documentation and specifics regarding program eligibility, including;

• Owner-occupants of single-family homes who have resided in-home 18 months prior to application
• Household income at or below 80% Area Median Income
• Existing mortgage, property taxes and homeowners insurance must be current.
• Other conditions and application requirements may apply.

Income limits are as follows:

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 persons
$35,100 $40,100 $45,100 $50,100 $54,150 $58,150 $62,150 $66,150

Due to high demand, it is anticipated that these grants funds will be available through July 1, 2014.

For additional questions, or application instructions, please contact Christina Patterson, NHSGC Lending Administrator at 216-458-4663 ext. 2330 or by email at CPatterson@nhscleveland.org.