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Homebuyer Education

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Third Federal and ESOP are partnership to provide education classes for those interested in buying a home. Topics include homebuying process basics, budgeting, credit management, affordable mortgage products, shopping and maintaining a home, financial assistance programs, and down-payment assistance program options. Classes are FREE but space is limited! Be sure to sign up today – advance registration is required.

September 2014: Two part course*
Part 1: September 4th: 6pm-9pm
Part 2: September 11th: 6pm-9pm
Location: ESOP
7000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 203, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

*Attendance at both courses is required. Upon completing the seminar requirements, Third Federal will give you $2,000 towards your down payment.**

Individual readiness assessments and pre-purchasing counseling also available!

**Maximum loan amount is $150,000. Must originate loan with Third Federal to receive $2,000 towards down payment. Details of the down payment assistance program will be provided at the seminar. ESOP is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

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!

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.

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

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

 

 

Community Housing Resource Fair

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Interested in learning about successful keys to searching for a house? The Northeast Ohio Fair Housing Collaborative is sponsoring a Community Housing Resource Fair.

Saturday, November 9th

10:00a.m.-12 noon

Trinity Commons – Cathedral Hall

2230 Euclid Avenue

Topics covered:

  • How to find a good landlord
  • How to recognize housing discrimination
  • Finding the perfect rental with an imperfect record
  • Protecting tenants in foreclosure
  • Your rights as a tenant with a disability

Light refreshments will be served, while many housing organizations will be available to answer any questions.

For more information, contact Doris Honsa - 216-361-9240 or dhonsa@thehousingcenter.org

Registration is not required. The program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Parking is available in rear of the building.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup VS Sugar – Pros and Cons

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

 What do you really know about high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? The media often portrays sugar and high-fructose corn syrup as the main culprit in obesity. But what’s the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar?

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common sweetener. Research shows that high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar. Fructose, part of HFCS, is a naturally occurring simple sugar that’s produced by nature. It is more soluble in water than glucose. Glucose is another simple sugar that is also made in nature. When you put fructose and glucose together it becomes a basic form of table sugar.

Corn syrup is made from corn starch and has a high content of glucose. It is combined with fructose to make high fructose corn syrup. There is controversy over how the body reacts to high-fructose corn syrup instead of table sugar because it is made chemically.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are two types of sugars in American diets: naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. Women should consume no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons of sugar). Men should consume about 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons).

 

Tips from the American Heart Association for Reducing Sugar in Your Diet

* Don’t add sugar to cereal, grits, or oatmeal. Try fresh fruit or dried fruit instead.

* Instead of adding sugar in recipes use various spices or extracts to increase flavor.

* Try non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose or saccharin. The FDA has determined that non-nutritive sweeteners are safe.

* Cut back on the amount of sugar added to things you eat or drink regularly like coffee or tea.

* Buy sugar-free or low-calorie beverages.

* Buy fresh fruit!

The next time you are in Bridgeport Cafe, think twice about adding lots of sugar to your breakfast and consider adding fresh fruit instead!

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.