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9th Annual Ward 5 Community Family Festival and Parade – this Saturday!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Mark your calendars! This Saturday, June 28th, will be the 9th annual Ward 5 Community Family Festival and Parade. The festival, hosted at Friendly Inn, will begin at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Music, entertainment, food and activities will be available for kids ages 1-100, including MC Anthony Emory, a Bernie Mac Impersonator.

The parade kicks off at 12 noon. Be sure to come out and support the local participants in the parade.
The parade route is as follows:

  • Start at East 30th St. and Community College (corner of Tri-C Metro Campus)
  • Turn left on East 30th St. towards Central Ave.
  • Turn right onto Central Ave.
  • Turn right on East 36th St.
  • Turn right on Community College
  • Turn left on East 35th St.
  • Turn left on Longwood Ave.
  • Turn left on East 37th St.
  • Turn right on Central Ave.
  • Turn left on East 39th St.
  • Turn right on Community College
  • Keep straight onto Quincy
  • Ends at Friendly Inn (2386 Unwin Road)

 

Many thanks to the numerous sponsors that have contributed to making this a success:
• Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland/Cleveland City Council • Sisters of Charity Foundation • Friendly Inn • Burten, Bell, Carr Development •Third Federal Savings and Loan • Key Bank • Cleveland Public Power • Cuyahoga Community College • The WORD Church • ProMedica Health System • Bike Cleveland • Cleveland Tenants Organization •

As well as many thanks to all the individuals, groups and organizations that are volunteering with us!

See you this Saturday!

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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CMSD and Promise Neighborhood Strategy Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

 Please join the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board

on Tuesday, Jan. 29th at 6 p.m.

 at Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd., Cleveland.

 

Cleveland Metropolitan School District officials will talk about the districts’ Four-Year Implementation Strategy and collect your feedback.

 

Please RSVP with Dave Kelly at

dkelly@socfcleveland.org or 216-241-9300 x 221

by Friday, January 25th.

 

Dinner and Childcare will be provided and transportation provided for CMHA residents.

Contact your service coordinator for more information.

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

Apply now for BBC’s High School Internship Position!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Open now for the Fall Semester, BBC’s High School Internship Program is perfect for HS Seniors looking for some part time work in the neighborhood, and experience in the field of community development.

Our High School Intern assists full-time staff members on program intake and management.  They assist staff in file preparation, document management, data tracking, program promotion and community event planning, and other general office duties.

Applicant requirements:

MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RESIDING IN CLEVELAND’S WARD 5 NEIGHBORHOOD

Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Moderate typing skills.

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

Ability to work at minimum 10 hours per week.

If you, or a HS Senior you know, would like to apply please click on this link  http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/High-School-Internship-Application1.pdf

Feel free to call our office at 216-341-1455 for more information

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.

 

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 smullins@bbcdevelopment.org

 

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

Featuring:

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 bmetzger0613@gmail.com

Visit the Community Club’s  Website @ www.wix.com/east73rdst/cleveland