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UH Rainbow HealthSpot Openhouse!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Mark your calendars! UH Rainbow HealthSpot is having an open house! Have the ability to meet health workers and sign up for Medicaid
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 pm
WHERE: Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd., Cleveland

HealthSpot provides immediate free medical care for children 2 to 18 years old, with a parent or guardian, for non-urgent medical problems including:
 Fever
 Cold, cough, or sore throat
 Earache
 Rashes, eye conditions (pink eye, etc.)
 Mild vomiting, diarrhea
 Stomach pain, pain or frequent urination

The UH Rainbow Health Spot is open Monday-Friday 5:30 – 11 pm & on weekends from 1 – 11 pm.
No cost & no appointments needed.

WZAK (93.1 FM) will be at the openhouse and light refreshments will be served!

Community Wraparound Meeting in Central: YOU’RE INVITED!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Everyone is cordially invited to a community meeting to learn more about the new Community Wraparound Strategy:

Hosted by:
George Washington Carver STEM School and Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2200 E. 55th Street
2:30p.m.

This strategy is designed to support our student’s success in school and support strong communities

YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NECESSARY!

We need YOUR feedback in identifying programs and services to support our school and community. You will also learn about the role of the Site Coordinator devoted to support students, their families and our communities!

Learn more at www.LiveUnitedForKids.org

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Ambassador Training

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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!

 

What is YOUR Milk Preference?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Whether it comes from a carton, a glass jar, or a plastic jug, cow’s milk is generally what most people are used to drinking. Did you know there are different kinds of milk? So, with so many different kinds of milk in grocery stores how do we know which ones to choose?

  • Soy Milk – Made from an extract of soy beans and is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener.
  • Rice Milk – Made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water.
  • Organic Milk – Comes from cows that have been fed organic feed, roam freely, or graze on pesticide free grass.
  • Raw Milk – Comes from cows but is not pasteurized.

Cow’s milk is generally pasteurized but some people believe that you should try raw cow’s milk to ensure you are getting as many nutrients as possible. Pasteurization is the process that kills all of the harmful bacteria in raw milk by heating it to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, as a means of killing organisms responsible for diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.

Cow’s milk that has been pasteurized offers 9 essential nutrients such as:

  • Calcium                          
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  •  Niacin

What if you’re a vegan or your poor tummy can’t digest cow’s milk? There are a a lot of different choices. We suggest trying rice milk or soy milk.

Soy milk is dairy-free and made from an extract of soy beans. It is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener so it tastes and looks similar cow’s milk. Soy milk often has calcium and vitamin D added to it to increase its nutritional value.

Rice milk is also dairy-freeand is made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water. It often has vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium and iron added to enhance its nutritional benefits.

No matter what you choose,it is important to keep a balanced diet. To get the full benefits of cow’s milk and these nine essential nutrients, the USDA recommends adults and children to consume two to three servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) each day. A serving size is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

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Winterfest 2012 with E. 73rd St. Community Club

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Save the Date!

The East 73rd Street Community Club Presents

Winterfest 2012

Location: Mrs. Holmes’ Ka La Healing Garden (on E. 73rd St. between Cedar and Central)

Date: Saturday, December 15th

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Let’s come together to celebrate a successful 2012 and the winter season with music and entertainment.

This event is FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation of Toys for community Boys and Girls.

Youth Gift Exchange: Bring a gift (limit $2), exchange with someone else. Bring a gift – Get a gift

Contact Brenda Metzger with any Questions : (216) 432-1001 or bmetzger0613@gmail.com

Submit a Recipe to Woodland Cemetery’s Cookbook

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Woodland Cemetery Foundation is preparing for their next fundraiser which is a tastetempting custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from friends.

Recipe submissions could be based upon:

1. Cultural Reflections,

2. Family Memories (Recipes of cemetery residents), or

3. Your favorite recipes.

These cookbooks will be professionally published and contain special pages of interest, a table of contents, an index, helpful hints, and recipe category dividers. It is sure to be treasured for years to come.

Please submit 3-5 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in the group’s cookbook. Follow the instructions below. Your name will be printed with each recipe and your help in contributing recipes will ensure that the cookbook will be a big success.

There are various ways to submit your recipes:

1. Use the attached recipe collection sheet. Remember to write legibly.

2. Email the recipe to wcfcle@wcfcle.org with the subject title Cookbook Recipe using the recipe collection sheet format.

3. Submit your recipe online at http://www.typensave.com/get-started/ Group Login is WCFCLE and the contributor password is fresh893. If you find you need to make a correction to the recipe after it has been submitted please contact us and we can make that correction for you.

4. Copy the recipe and email it to wcfcle@wcfcle.org or mail to PO Box 1966, Cleveland, OH 44106

Divider category titles:

1. Appetizers & Beverages

2. Soups & Salads

3. Vegetables & Side Dishes

4. Main Dishes

 5. Breads & Rolls

6.  Desserts

7. Cookies & Candy

 8. This & That

 You can reserve one or more for yourself and your family at this time to be assured of receiving a cookbook. Please submit your proofed recipes to the committee by October 15, 2012.

The group is offering a pre-order discount of $15.00 per book (plus shipping if needed) on purchases by October 1st. After this date, books will be $20.00.

Note: You do not need to have family buried in Woodland Cemetery. Anyone can submit a recipe for this fundraiser cookbook.

CMSD Parent University – Sign up Now

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

CMSD invites you to enroll in the Spring Session of CMSD Parent University. All parents or caregivers of students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or district sponsored Charter Schools are eligible to participate. The workshops and classes are free of cost.

Please complete the application form and mail or fax it back to the address indicated. You may also register by phone at 216.858.0117. You will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail. You can also check on the status of your application by calling 216.858.0117 .

• The acceptance letter will list the class start and end dates and location. If you decide not to attend the class, please call

216.858.0117 and we will remove your name from the class list.

• If the class is already full, we will send you a letter letting you know that your name is on the waiting list for that class. We will notify you as soon as space opens in that class or when the next class is being offered.

Each time you come to a workshop or course you will be entered into a raffle drawing for various prizes including a wireless pc tablet, gift cards, and other items.

Recreational activities for children ages 5-18 are available at each site, and dinner is provided for the whole family.

We look forward to your participation in CMSD’s Parent University.

For more information visit cmsdnet.net or call 216.858.0117

This installment of Parent University runs from April 2nd to May 31st, at multiple locations including:

East Tech High School

2439 East 55th StreetCleveland, Ohio 44104

Ribbon Cutting Event at St. John’s Village West

Friday, August 24th, 2012

BBC and our partners hosted a Ribbon Cutting event for St. John’s Village West – Family Homes Thursday August 23, 2012 on E. 39th St.

On a bright and sunny afternoon, with over 100 residents in attendance, we gave a first look at the largest single family home development this year in  Cleveland.  St. John’s Village West – Family Homes is a newly created housing development of 40 homes which are designed to be Lease – to – Purchase for first time homeowners in the Central Community. This project transformed one of the hardest hit areas of the mortgage and financial crisis to a beautiful quiet residential neighborhood close to public transportation, schools,  the Sterling Branch Library, as well as downtown.

In attendance were our project partners: PNC Bank, Pirhl Developers, and Cleveland Housing Network, local government officials; Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, and a representative from Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office, not to mention our new and existing residents of the neighborhood including; The Love family (one of the first family’s to join SJVW), and Mr. Larry Jones II.

We are very excited about the completion of construction in the neighborhood, which should be happening within the next month or two, and are very grateful to all who attended.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Talk with CMSD CEO Eric Gordon and Councilwoman Cleveland Tonight!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Town Hall w/ Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and CEO of Schools, Eric Gordon

Thursday, August 16th at the Friendly Inn 6pm – 8pm

What is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a local effort inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone according to the Promise Neighborhood guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative is made up of a collaborative partnership of civic, philanthropic, business, educational, residential and political organizations that have coordinated their individual efforts to impact the lives of children living in the Central Neighborhood. This partnership is focused on ensuring that every child in the neighborhood is prepared for school; participates in both school and out-of-school programs and activities to enhance his or her academic achievement; and persists through school with the support of engaged parents and strong community and family resources, graduating from high school and going on to college and career.

Where is the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood?

Cleveland’s Promise Neighborhood is adjacent to downtown and encompasses a section of Central, from Euclid Avenue to Woodland Avenue and from E. 22 Street to E. 55 Street. This area is home to more than 10,000 people and a strong network community organizations and institutions. It is a community of rich history, having been home to many national leaders such as Judge Jean Murrell Capers, Langston Hughes, Jessie Owens, Carl and Louis Stokes and Cleveland’s current mayor, Frank Jackson.

 

Where can I learn more about upcoming events and the Promise Initiative?

Please visit our website at www.clevelandpromiseneighborhood.org

 or

call the Sisters of Charity Foundation’s offices at (216) 241-9300 for more information or to get involved.