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Equal Employment Day!

November 28th, 2016 by Megan Goedeker

Come out to Equal Employment Day sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Participate in interviewing and hiring on the spot for a variety of career paths! Learn about affordable wireless plans at $10/month and there are free cell phones to those who qualify.

Be Prepared to Interview:

  • Bring photo identification
  • Bring several copies of your resume
  • Wear Interview Attire
  • Be prepared to discuss work history
  • Apply online

Where: Urban League Office- 2930 Prospect Ave (Next to Central Cadillac)

When: Wednesday, November 30 10:00am-2:00pm

Contact sstribling@ulcleveland.org for more information.

Cleveland Codes: Build a career in IT as a Software Developer

November 14th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

Build a career in IT as a Software Developer with this fast-track program!

TIME COMMITMENT:

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

16 – week classroom program runs Jan. 17 – May 5, 2016.

Followed by a 12-week paid internship.

AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL SALARY: $54,125 annually*

COST: $8,500**

**Financial assistance available for those who qualify.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:

www.tri-c.edu/clevelandcodes

itfasttrack@tri-c.edu | 216-987-4770

 

 

Nominate an outstanding resident for our annual Mildred Cephus Beacon Award

November 4th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

This is the time of the year where we reflect on our accomplishments and prepare for the upcoming year. We know that BBC could not accomplish its goals without the support and hard work of our residents. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2016, and keep the momentum for 2017 and beyond. For the 2nd year, we would like to recognize community members who have made a significant impact. We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

  • Momentum Emerging Leader: an individual or group that recently started working in collaboration with BBC and neighborhood partners to bring an exciting initiative/project to our neighborhoods. (within 1 year)
  • Mildred Cephus Award Legacy Leader: an individual or group that has a longstanding relationship with BBC and neighborhood partners and continuously works to improve the quality of life for themselves and their neighbors. (5 years or more)

If you would like to nominate someone for either award, please submit a brief paragraph indicating why you believe this person should receive the award. Each nominee will be an honored guest at our Annual Holiday Event. Nominations must be submitted to Joy Johnson by Monday, November 14, 2016.  Please call our office at 216-341-1455 for more information

Learn how to use your insurance plan

November 4th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

You may qualify to participate in a research study about how to use your Marketplace health insurance if you answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you African American?
  • Do you live in Greater Cleveland
  • Did you get health insurance between 2014 and 2016?
  • Are you between 18 and 64 years old?

What’s involved in the study?

You will be asked to participate in a one-time educational program about:

  • Insurance term you need to know
  • Where to go for answers for you questions
  • How to find a doctor and make appointments
  • How to fill prescriptions

*compensation will be provided for  time

If interested, Please contact:

Yvonne Oliver

(216) 241-8422

yfocommunication@gmail.com

 

World Series of Play: Game 2 at Hillside Park tomorrow!

November 4th, 2016 by Megan Goedeker

Join us at Hillside Park November 5, 2016 from 1-4pm to enjoy the park!

Come and join the conversation about future plans for the park. Learn how to build and create a piece that could be an addition to the park! All ages welcome!

See you there!

Downtown Public Art – CALL FOR ARTISTS!

October 26th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

Be a part of Cleveland’s revitalization. Do you know any artists who would like to have their work on display in Downtown Cleveland? Apply for the LAND studio’s artist competition.LAND studio, with the generous support of the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing temporary works of public art in downtown Cleveland on Public Square, Mall B, East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell Avenues, or in nearby publicly accessible locations.

LAND studio, with the generous support of the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing temporary works of public art in downtown Cleveland on Public Square, Mall B, East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell Avenues, or in nearby publicly accessible locations.

Three to six artworks will be installed for varying times between the spring of 2017 and the end of 2018. Artworks may consist of sculpture, interactive installations, or other formats. Artists will be expected to work with LAND studio staff and curatorial advisors to assure that artworks will be accessible, durable, and in keeping with the goals and intentions of the program.

Eligibility

This call is open to all qualified artists or teams thereof, 18 and older and living or working within 350 miles of Public Square (see map on page 4). Greater Cleveland artists and artists with ties to the region are strongly encouraged to participate.

Location

The funding is intended to provide temporary public artwork on Public Square and The Mall or nearby publicly accessible locations in downtown Cleveland.

Requirements

Interested artists are required to submit a one-page letter of interest concisely describing their qualifications and explaining why they would be interested in working on this project. Within the one-page letter of interest, artists should indicate what approach they would take to the project.

Additionally, artists should provide a link to an online portfolio or image sheet with no fewer than five and no more than 20 images of previous or relevant work labeled with location and date. Some, but not all, of the images can be of concepts that were not or have not yet been produced.

An up-to-date résumé or CV must also be supplied. All submission materials must be in PDF.

DEADLINE
Submission materials must meet the requirements set out above and be submitted to vreddy@land-studio.org by no later than 5 p.m., EST, on Monday, November 28th, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Vince Reddy via the email address above or by phone 216-621-5413, ext. 107.

Budget

The program will fund three to six public artworks, deployed at various times and with some overlap, during 2017 and 2018. Each of the artworks will have an all-inclusive budget of up to $40,000. No additional funds are available to cover travel or other ancillary expenses.

Selection Committee

Artists’ qualifications will be reviewed by a curatorial advisory panel and LAND studio staff, and discussions or negotiations with artists may take place before artists are hired through the program to design and produce artworks.

The selection-process timeline will be as follows:

■ October 2016 Release of Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

■ November 28th, 2016 RFQ Submissions due

■ December 2016 Selected shortlist of artists notified

■ Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017 Selected artists develop sketch-level concepts for committee to review

■ Feb. 2017 Final artist(s) selected for first round of installation(s)

■ June 2017 Installation of first artwork(s)

Event at Hillside Park!

October 21st, 2016 by Megan Goedeker

Come out to Hillside Park Saturday October 22, 2016 to learn how to build your ideas like an architect. Contribute your ideas for how you play at the park.

All ages welcomed! Snacks and activities provided

4-6pm

Hillside Park: 7701 Hillside Rd. Cleveland OH 44104

Boot Camp For New Fathers!

October 21st, 2016 by Joy Johnson

Join veteran dads (and their babies), to learn how they made it through the first months of parenthood and resurfaced as confident, on-the-job fathers. Learn how to handle a baby, find out about issues you didn’t know were important and how to blow off issues you thought were. In this men-only environment, no question is stupid and no topic off limits.

Dads and dads-to-be will discuss issues including:

• Changes in new mom

• Handling a newborn

• Finding work/home balance

• Introducing pets to baby

• Safety issues

• Working and being a dad

• Your relationship with mom

• Feeding and changing

• How to calm a crying baby

• Handling parents and in-laws

• Breastfeeding

And anything else on your mind!

Register Today:

Call 216-778-3381

When: Saturday, November 5th

Where: MetroHealth Broadway Health Center located at

6835 Broadway, Cleveland

Time: 9 am to noon

Lunch is included!

 

 

 

 

Spread the word! BBC is hiring an East Tech Intern!

October 18th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

 POSITION TITLE: East Tech High School Intern (Part Time)

REPORTS TO: Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

Assist full-time staff members on program intake and management. Purpose of program is to expose youth from the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods to the field of community development.

Essential Functions

Assist staff members in the following functions:

1. Program intake

 File preparation

 Photocopying

2. Data tracking and management

 Inputting data using we-based and spreadsheet data management programs

3. Program promotion and community event planning

4. Other general office duties, including:

 Answering phone (5-line phone system)

 Photocopying

 Mass mailings

All other general office duties as assigned by Office Manager or other BBC Staff.

Skills and Experience

1. MUST BE AN EAST TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RESIDING IN CLEVELAND’S WARD 5 NEIGHBORHOOD

2. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

3. Moderate typing skills.

4. Favorable interpersonal skills and the ability to complete tasks efficiently. Must also be dependable.

5. Ability to work at minimum 10 hours per week.

Compensation

$10.00 per hour

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to info@bbcdevelopment.org

 

 

Listen to the Sound of (Quiana Singleton’s) Ideas!

September 26th, 2016 by Joy Johnson

Check out BBC’s Climate Ambassador Quiana Singleton on WCPN’s the Sound of Ideas. She is a Tree Steward and she trained students at Anton Grdina school on how to plant and care for trees.

http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/cleveland-tree-plan-2016-sustainable-cle-summit-and-climate-change-policy