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Race, Food and Justice Conference!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Environmental Health Watch, in collaboration with Rid-All Green Partnership and Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute, will come together again for:

Race, Food & Justice Conference 2014: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens. 

The two-day conference will be held on April 4th-5th, 2014 at Case Western Reserve University.

Friday April 4th, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at Case Western Reserve University Allen Memorial Library located at 11000 Euclid Ave and Adelbert Rd. Doors open at 5p.m. and refreshments will be served. FREE street metered parking available after 6, pay parking garages available on Adelbert Rd., Ford Dr. and East Blvd. Speakers include Dr. Monica White , Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dara Cooper, Director NYC Food and Fitness Partnership.

 

Saturday April 5th, 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. at University Circle United Methodist Church located at 1919 E. 107th and Chester Avenue. Doors open at 9a.m. with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Speakers include Mistinguette Smith of the Black Land Project, Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Jonathan Ferrer of United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park. On Saturday, FREE parking at Judson Manor on E. 107th, Pentecostal Church on 105th/Chester and on MLK Blvd.

 

For more information contact:

Kim at 216-961-4646 extension 104 or kim.foreman@ehw.org

Shelley at 216-368-7568 or stw3@case.edu

The event is FREE and open to the public. To register, go to www.brownpapertickets.com

Woodland Ave Construction to begin soon!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Please attend a public meeting to learn more about the rehabilitation of Woodland Ave from E. 53rd St – E. 86th Streets

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:00PM

Where: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 7510 Woodland Ave.

Council Members Kenneth Johnson, Phyllis Cleveland, and Mamie Mitchell, along with the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects invite you to attend a public meeting that will discuss the Woodland Ave./Buckeye Rd. rehabilitation. The construction will take place from E. 53rd St. to E. 86th St., and from Woodland Ave. to Ambler St. The meeting will be taking place on Woodland Avenue at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

Agencies to be represented include: City of Cleveland-Division of Engineering & Construction, Terrace Construction Co., Inc. (Contractor), Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp., Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., and Buckeye Area Development Corp.

If you have questions or have additional information, please call BBC at 216-341-1455.

Tutoring Time!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Have some extra free time available? Love to help school-age children learn? This is the opportunity for you! Anton Grdina Elementary School, located at 2955 East 71st Street is looking for volunteer tutors for third graders.

Responsibilities:

-Meet with students at least once or twice per week at Anton Grdina

-Assist students with assigned work or practice in subject areas

-Work with 1-3 students at a time outside of the classroom

ALL tutors must pass a criminal background check before tutoring students!

 

Time Requirements:

-Attendance at a one hour orientation/training session prior to volunteering

-One hour per week minimum committment

-Weekdays during school hours: 8:00a.m.-2:10p.m.

-Three month minimum committment

 

To apply:

1. Call Curtis Hutchison, Curriculum Specialist, with any questions and for a short screening interview at 440-225-7574

2. Fill out CMSD registration and release forms

3. Bring to Anton Grdina office or send to:

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Family and Community Engagement Office

1380 East 6th Street, Room 135

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

4. Schedule a background check with the volunteer manager

Call volunteer manager at: 216-574-7182

Background checks are performed by the Safety and Security Department located at 1349 East 79th Street, Room 110 Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Time: 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Cost: $46.00 payable with money order. Anton Grdina can cover this!

Cleveland School District Wants to hear from you!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is seeking input on how to best utilize school buildings.  They will be hosting a meeting for the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods at:

Anton Grdina School

Tuesday December 10, 2013

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Can’t make this meeting date?  Follow the link below to see the listing of all meetings scheduled for the district :

http://clevelandmetroschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=738&ViewID=047E6BE3-6D87-4130-8424-D8E4E9ED6C2A&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2888&PageID=1

 

 

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

Support the Woodland Cemetary at the Family History Festival Next Friday!

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Friday, November 29th.  The Western Reserve Historical Society will be having its Family History Festival from 10:00a-5:00p at the History Center, located at 10825 East Boulevard in University Circle.

There will be ethnic foods, cultural stories, photos and much more.

The Woodland Cemetery Foundation will have a table with items for sale, just in time for the holiday season.  They make great gifts!!  Items are also available on their website.

Can’t make it out, but would love to support their cause? The Woodland Cemetery Foundation is asking you to consider making a tax-deductible donation.  You can visit  the website for a form, make a donation through paypal, or email wcfcle@wcfcle.org.

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

Veteran’s Day Special at Bridgeport Cafe!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Reaching out to all veterans and active military!

 

The Bridgeport Café is extending the offer of a free side dish or coffee with purchase of a sandwich to current service men and women. Valid Monday, November 11, 2013.

 

Please join us, and thanks for your service to our country.

Join Us Saturday October 26 as we make a difference

Monday, October 21st, 2013

BBC is presenting two FREE events that are sure to strengthen neighbors. We cordially invite you to attend both events, focused around food in the Kinsman Neighborhood. All ages are welcomed!

Saturday, October 26

9 a.m. till 11 a.m. join us as we work to protect the health of our community orchard. We will build trellis’ for the berry bushes that residents planted in spring, as well as additional upkeep. The Four Corners Orchard is a space for the community to relax and pick their own fruit, so please join us.

This event has been made possible thanks to ServeOhio and Cleveland Job Corps. for Make-A-Difference-Day.

11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. we are celebrating Food Day with Cleveland Housing Network! This is your opportunity to discuss food with neighbors, and tell your stories around food. Then, we will have lunch prepared by Chef Pat LeGrand, from A Touch of Sugar.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to strengthen our community!

R.S.V.P. to Julia @ 216-341-1455

Celebrate with Rid All Green Partnership tonight!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Friday August 23, 2013 from 4pm-9pm, Rid-All Green Partnership is hosting a community block party! It is their way of saying thanks to all of the residents who have engaged with them. There will be a DJ and live music, featuring Eddie “Jazz” Brown.

Food will be provided by Divinity Catering, Favor Catering, Natural Effect Garden Bar, and Vel Scott’s Healthy You, as well as farm fresh tilapia from Rid-All.

Sponsored by Environmental Health Watch, Rid-All Green Partnership, and BBC.

Rid-All Urban Farm

8129 Otter Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44105

(off 82nd & Kinsman Rd.)