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Want to Start a Garden?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Learn about upcoming training programs in urban agriculture!

OSU Extension will offer training programs in the winter of 2015 in community gardening and market gardening. Come to an Information Session to learn more about these Training Programs:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:00 – 6:45 pm
OSU Extension Office
5320 Stanard Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

Description of Training Programs:
Community Gardening
In this eight week training program, participants will learn how to:

  • Locate and assess a good garden site
  • Organize a group of gardeners
  • Plan and design a garden space
  • Identify community resources
  • Access materials for their project
  • Increase neighborhood access to fresh produce
  • * Classes will meet Thursday evenings starting January 29, 2015.

Market Gardening
In this twelve week training program, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a small business or agriculture based enterprise
  • Grow produce using techniques that create higher yields
  • Bring healthy produce to local markets in urban neighborhoods
  • Be part of Cuyahoga County’s emerging local food market
  • * Classes will meet Tuesday evenings starting January 27, 2015

The Market Gardener Training Program and the Dig In! Community Gardener Training Program are initiatives of The Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County.

The Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County: 5320 Stanard Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103 http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

For questions contact Nicole Wright: 216-429-8200 x 249 // wright.1128@osu.edu

 

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information: http://go.osu.edu/cfaesdiversity.

Thursday: Voice your opinion on the RTA Rapid Transit Stations in Kinsman

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Greater Cleveland RTA is hosting a meeting THURSDAY to gather community input on the Rapid Transit Stations along E. 79th Street. The meeting will be held at:

Mt Sinai Baptist Church

7510 Woodland Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44104

6:00 pm

The purpose of this meeting is to gather more information and comments from the public about the E. 34th and E. 79th Street Rapid Transit stations.  Residents may also complete a survey by coming into BBC’s office or visiting www.surveym0nkey.com/s/rtastationsurvey.

New Traffic Patterns at E. 30th/Woodland/Orange

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Did you know traffic patterns have changed at E. 30th St , Woodland Ave and Orange Ave? Please read about the updated pattern below from ODOT to avoid being ticketed!

There have been changes in the traffic operation in the vicinity of E 30th/Woodland/Orange. Cleveland police have been out enforcing this new traffic pattern and ticketing offenders.

  • Left turns from E 30th Street south onto the ramp to I-77 south are no longer be permitted. Motorists should use Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to I-77 south.  Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
  • Motorists exiting I-77 south to East 30th St/Woodland/Broadway are no longer permitted to cross over traffic in order to take a right turn on East 30th St (toward Broadway). Motorists should instead turn left on East 30th St to Woodland Ave west toward Orange Ave where a NEW left-turn-only lane leads to Orange Ave and on to East 30th St southbound (toward Broadway).  Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage.
  • Left turns from Orange Ave to East 30th St will be prohibited (except from the I-77 exit ramp to East 30th St). Motorists will instead follow Woodland Ave toward E 30th St.

 

 

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For a more detailed map, visit: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D12/Deputy%20Director/News/Pages/Innerbelt-Update-Changes-coming-to-E-30th_Woodland_Orange.aspx 

Support the East 34th Street Rapid Station

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

RTA is holding a community meeting to gather more information and comments from the public about the need for the East 34th Street Rapid Transit station. The meeting will be held at the Tri-C Metro Campus, Center Building at 6pm on November 5th. Campus District, Inc. urges community residents and stakeholders  to attend this meeting.

Staff from RTA and the project consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff will also be out on the platforms at E 34th St.  and E 79th St. Red Line stations on Tuesday October 21st to distribute surveys and flyers to riders at the two stations.

Attend the meeting and make your voice heard about your transit needs!

Tri-C’s FREE Saturday Family Academy

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Cuyahoga Community College’s Saturday Family Academy (SFA) is a program dedicated to facilitating parental involvement in education which is critical and necessary to student success. Saturday Family Academy engages the entire family including young children ages 4 and up, and offers innovative instruction and advising in many crucial areas including education, personal and professional development, career and technical training, leadership development and financial education. Saturday Family Academy is also aligned with the College’s key objective of nurturing and growing Tri-C’s legacy of community engagement and collaboration. Hundreds of families have already participated and benefited from their participation

Topics Include:

  • College readiness
  • Chess instruction for ages 8-18
  • Educational and career opportunities
  • Personal & professional development
  • Financial literacy
  • Community resources
  • Activities for children ages 4-7

 

Fall 2014 SFA begins Saturday, September 20 10:00AM-1:00PM at the Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Center in MCC10 and continues October 4 and 18, November 1 and 15, and December 6. Families register and sign-in from 9:30-9:45AM. Classes begin promptly at 10:00AM. Registration is FREE and includes all 6 fall sessions.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Completed applications can be scanned and returned by email to mikki.mcdonough@tri-c.edu or faxed to 216-987-4941

For updates and more information about Saturday Family Academy: Visit www. tri-c.edu/familyacademy, or call 216-987-4949.

FREE cooking class series featuring Chef Robin Blair

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Interested in learning knife skills, using different herbs and spices and stretching grocery money all while “Cooking 4 Health” ?? Then this cooking class series is for you. Every Thursday from 6-8pm at Cornucopia Place Chef Robin Blair will be teaching the ins and outs of cooking for your best health at no charge. It is not too late to sign up!

To register call 216-341-1455 or visit http://cornucopiaplacebbc.eventbrite.com

Topics are as follows:
July 17: Breakfast
July 24: Fast Food
July 31: Fruits and Veggies
August 7: Grains
August 14: Menu Planning and Recipe Renovations
August 21: Rethink Our Drink
August 28: Desserts

 

Space is limited so please RSVP today!

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!

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is Recruiting Now!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is proud to announce that it has begun it’s recruitment and selection period for NLDP Cohort VIII. This period will last from June 2nd to July 31st.

The vision of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is to foster the growth of a new vanguard of engaged neighborhood leaders in the City of Cleveland who are prepared and committed to creating progressive change in a variety of areas throughout Cleveland and the region.

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a unique program designed to enhance the diverse leadership abilities of engaged neighborhood leaders who are committed to creating a city that works for everyone.

Join the over 120 NLDP graduates.  Graduates include Jerome Baker from Men of Central, Belinda Gator of We Have a Dream Kickball Team based in Central, Brenda Metzger of the E.  73rd St. Block Club in Central and Myra Simmons of the Marshall Avenue Safety Group in Kinsman.  Information about NLDP and applications may be obtained by going to their website at NLDPCleveland.com or by calling , 216-776-6167.

NLDP is sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

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!