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Sign up to be a mentor for Central youth!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, in partnership with the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, is launching a new mentoring program for 8th grade students that live in the neighborhood.

Community-Based Match– The agency matches an adult volunteer who provides friendship and shares experiences with a child in need of a friend, seeing their “Little Brother or Sister”  a minimum of  fours hours a month.  A Community-Based match is a minimum 12 month commitment from the time an individual is matched.  Most of the local matches stay together for over two years and for many it is a lifelong relationship that is very rewarding for both the Big Brother or Sister and Little Brother or Sister.

If you are interested in a Community-Based Match here are some questions to consider:

 Are you 18 years of age or older?

 Do you have a valid driver’s license and proof of personal auto insurance?

 Do you have four hours of free time per month?

To start the process call BBC 216-341-1455

Central Residents, Trees Want You!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Residents of Central, we have a great program coming your way. We will be planting trees in your neighborhood, and helping you discover how trees can enhance your neighborhood. This project will assist with planting and tree care, and we want you to be involved!

Why should you care about trees? Trees make neighborhoods safer! Area’s with high levels of greenery have 48 percent fewer incidents of property crimes. Even small levels of greenery decreased crime rates. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

Join us: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10am to 12pm

Where: Fifth Church of God, 2182 E. 38th St. Cleveland OH, 44115

Questions: Call 126-515-8300

Refreshments will be provided!


In partnership with:

Cuyahoga ReLeaf

Davey Resource Group

Keep Ohio Beautiful

US Forest Service

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Party at Harmony Park Sunday

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Come out for a pop-up party at Harmony Park on Outhwaite Ave., Sunday, August 11, from 3-5 p.m.

Participate in Unity in the Community, Promoting Peace, Neighbors helping Neighbors, Just having Love, Harmony and Happiness!!! So join us in Fellowship. Or basically Chilling in the Park of: H-A-R-M-O-N-Y!!!

Contact* or 216-288-0055

Happy 100th Birthday Sterling Branch Library!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Sterling Branch Library and the Cenral neighborhood is celebrating 100 years of service!

Come out this Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be Food, music, games and family fun for everyone!



Fathers Day & Men of Central

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Come out for a special Central Fathers Day Community Celebration

2511 E. 46th St.

Sunday June 16, 2013

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lonnie Burten Recreation Center for live music, games, D.J. and family fun.

Band 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Father Day Award 3:00 p.m.

Featuring Fathers: Tim Isaac, Papa Sellete, Leroy Carter, and Verlyn “Tubbs” Salters

Contact Romeo


Call for Volunteers 5/18: Free Tickets

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Ready to make a difference in your community? Join us Saturday May 18, from 10am to 2pm to install backyard gardens.

No green thumb?

No problem! We are transporting mobile gardens in a bag and planting seedlings and seeds. There will be knowledgeable staff on hand. Gardens will be in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods.

Lunch is provided. Also, there is the opportunity to get Free Tribe tickets!

Little Free Library at the Friendly Inn

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, Cleveland Public Library and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland invite you to:

Little Free Library Installation

with Girl Scouts Junior Troop 77146 and the Friendly Inn Settlement House

Tuesday, May 14th

5:30-6:30 p.m.

at the

Friendly Inn Settlement House

2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH 44104

There will be a brief program followed by a reception.

Please RSVP with Dave Kelly at 241-9300 or by Monday, May 13th at noon.

For more information:


More libraries coming soon to Central!

Call to action: Make Central and Kinsman Healthy and Green

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Volunteer with us Saturday, May 18 to deliver backyard gardens to 50 families in Cleveland’s Central & Kinsman neighborhoods.

  • Deliver raised garden beds, vegetable seedlings, recipe and care books, and watering cans to participating families.
  • Help the families set up the gardens and plant the vegetable seedlings.
  • Train each household on how to maintain their new gardens.

Volunteering will take place Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 2pm, and we will meet at Bridgeport Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd.

Please bring work gloves.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Zenobia Lane at 216-341-1455, or


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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Call For Volunteers: Spring Clean 2013

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The East 73rd Street Community Club

Partnering with

Hands On of Northeast Ohio and Oriana House, Inc.




TIME: 11:00AM – 4:30PM


  • Come and join us to clean up our yards and communities from Cedar to Central Avenues and East 70th to East 74th
  • Clean out your basement and garage of those bulk item – we will have 2 city dumpsters available on East 73rd and between the corners of Central and East 73rd and East 74th      
  • We will clean tree lawns, empty lots, and abandoned homes
  • We will clean senior/disabled citizen individuals property, (please contact Brenda Metzger at 216-432-1001, leave message)







Tanya Holmes 216-224-9397


Brenda Metzger 216-432-1001