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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 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


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

March through Central in the 2012 Ward 5 Parade!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Have a group, band, or team?  Sign up to march in the 2012 Ward 5 Parade!  The Parade will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm.  The Parade starts at Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus at E. 30th St & Community College Avenue, winds its way through Central and ends at the Friendly Inn Settlement House near E. 55th St & Quincy Ave.

If you have a group interested in marching in the parade, please contact Sherita Mullins at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. 216-341-1455 or


Juneteenth Celebration with E. 73rd Block Club

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Join our friends at E.73rd St. Block Club as they Celebrate Juneteeth!

partnered with Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, E. 73rd St Community Club Presents:

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 23rd

from 2pm to 6pm

Located between Central and Cedar Avenues on E. 73rd Street


Keynote Speaker: Basheer Jones

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections – Voter Registration

AGAPE – H.I.V. Testing

Mrs. Holmes’ Ka La Healing Garden

University Hospital – Health Education Programs

Cleveland Clinic Play Area

and Other Organizations

Along with Food and fun for the whole Family!

Admission is FREE and open to the public, and vendor space is available free of charge.

Contact: Brenda Metzger @ (216) 432-1001 or

Visit the Community Club’s  Website @

Know any youth interested in Skateboarding? Attend Today’s Meeting

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Public Square Group wants your input:

Help organize and express how you would like the skateboarding scene to be in the neighborhood.

Skateboarders, Parents, and Residents are welcome


5pm – 6pm


East Tech High School

2439 E. 55th St

Cleveland, OH 44104

For details, Contact: Ja’Ovvoni Garrison


Call: (216) 501 – 7106

Calling all Volunteers!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Volunteer in Central and Kinsman with BBC in a diverse array of opportunities over the next 3 months!

If you’re looking to volunteer over the next few months in Central or Kinsman, look no futher. We have openings for volunteers on mulitple days, for multiple events including:

– Support for the Ward 5 Festival and Parade in June

– Vacant Land projects in the Urban Agriculture Innovation zone in July

– Neighborhood Revitalization Projects in Lower-Kinsman in June

– Park Creation and Mural Painting in Central in April

and many more!

If you would like to volunteer in these or any other local activities in Central or Kinsman we would love to hear from you!  If you have a project in need of volunters please let us know!

For more information, or to sign up to volunteer: Call Patrick Kennedy @ (216) 341-1455 or email


Join BBC and Councilwoman Cleveland for a Public Safety Meeting on Feb. 1st

Monday, January 30th, 2012

 BBC and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland invite you to:

Help make your community Safer!

February 1st 6:00 p.m.


St. John’s AME Church

2261 E. 40th St.

(at Central Ave / E. 40th St.)

-Share safety concerns with local police and Councilwoman Cleveland

-Work with your neighbors to make your community safer

For more information, contact BBC:

7201 Kinsman Rd. Ste. 104

p. (216) 341-1455


Vote TODAY for “The Naked Chef’s” Community Kitchen in Central @ Sterling Library

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

You may have read in the Plain Dealer 12/31/11 in “Whatever happened to . . . ” about
the status of Jamie Oliver’s “kitchen” in Cleveland.  Here’s the link to the article:

If you haven’t, The American Heart Associated is trying to determine which of three Cleveland Neighborhoods would be the best location for Jamie Oliver’s kitchen.  They will be surveying residents of Central Neighborhood at the Cleveland Public Library’s Sterling Branch. They will not be asking residents about their health, but will be asking if they would take advantage of a kitchen, if it were located in their neighborhood, to learn how to prepare healthy food at home.

They will be surveying residents at the Library

 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

If you get the opportunity, please visit the Library and take part in the survey.  Let’s get a community kitchen in Central Neighborhood!  If you have any questions, please contact FreshLink at 216-368-8513.

Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grant Program

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

 Grants to support youth and community

Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grants are available for community groups in the Central neighborhood that seek to become involved in creating and developing positive opportunities for youth, particularly as it relates to education, health, safety, and community stability.

Learn more about applying for a Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grant at one of these workshops!

Grantseeker Workshop : Tuesday January 3rd 6-8 pm @ Friendly Inn Settlement House (2386 Unwin Rd.)
Grantseeker Workshop : Thursday January 12th 4-6 pm @ Shiloh Baptist Church (5500 Scovill )
Extra Help Session : Saturday January 14th 11 am – 1 pm @ Woodland Library (5806 Woodland )

Visit or call 216.615.7582 for more info.

Pick up applications, or drop off completed applications at these locations:

Friendly Inn : Attention Richgina Jeff (2386 Unwin)
Neighborhood Connections : 1422 Euclid Ave. Suite 1300
Or Right Here At BBC!  7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 104 (Attention: Joy Johnson)

Neighborhood Groups are elligible for up to $3000 for projects, but act fast! The deadline for grant applications  is January 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.