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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

Shelley at 216-368-7568 or

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

Want a job in the “Green” sector? Sign up for Roots of Success at Tri-C

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Are you ready to jump-start your career for the 21st century? If so, Roots of Success is the program for you. We are entering a time when jobs are often outsourced, and that can be scary. But not all jobs can be sent overseas. Those jobs are in the “green” sector with fields that include energy, transportation, and water to name a few.

Roots of Success is an innovative program coming to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Metro Campus this spring. This empowering curriculum will prepare participants  to work jobs in the “Green” sector with environmental literacy and job and career readiness skills. To date, there are over 6,000 graduates of this program working in every sector of the green economy..

Roots of Success has a stimulating multimedia curriculum. With a combination of videos, group work, and activities paired with academics, there is method for every style of learning.

Discover what field you are passionate about!

Topics include

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Building
  • Food, Health & Agriculture
  • Civic Engagement & Leadership
  • Application & Practice
  • Financial Literacy & Social Entrepreneurship

Classes will be held 1/14/14 through 5/1/14, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Questions? Please call (216)664-2801 or e-mail

To register for  this course at Tri-C (Non-Credit, Continuing Education #32681, Location ZBMT 1025-0, 2014 Spring Semester) call 216.987.3075

This course is brought to you through a collaboration with Roots of Success, Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland – Office of Sustainability
Cuyahoga Community College – Business, Math and Technology Department (Metropolitan Campus)

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.


-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 :



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

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

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

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

Healthy You Cooking Series starts next week

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Let’s get out in the kitchen and learn to prepare “real foods for your best life.” If you have a chronic illness, this class is right for you! With the expertise of Vel Scott, you will learn what foods are best to eat, and how to prepare them when you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Just because food is light on sodium, fats, or sugars doesn’t mean food doesn’t have to taste good.

  • Learn to prepare new menu items
  • Make new friends and a support group
  • Free health screenings
  • It’s FREE!

Classes are Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. from October 8-29, 2013

To register, call us at 216-341-1455

or online at Eventbrite

Fall 2013: Cornucopia Cooking and Health Education Classes

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It is of much pleasure to announce the 2013 Fall cooking classes. The series’ include youth and adults, with a variety of dates and times, as well as recreational and educational classes. To Register, call Sherita at 216-341-1455 or go online.

Tuesdays 4-6     pm      FREE

Youth Cooking with Sharon Glaspie & Building Healthy Communities

Cooking classes for youth, learn nutrition and make healthy snacks and meals.

Ages 8-12 Sept 3-24

Ages 13-17 Nov. 5-26


Tuesdays 5-8:30 FREE

Val Scott & EHW

Learn to cook  to cook meals that will  help with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases.

Oct. 8 Oct. 15

Oct. 22 Oct. 29


Thursdays 5:30-8:30  FREE

Chef Robin Blair

Explore different health and nutrition topics each week. Each class has a discussion, activity, and cooking. Learn:

  • Knife skills
  • Herbs and spices
  • Stretching grocery money
  • Food safety
  • Prizes

Aug. 15  Aug. 22  Sept. 5  Sept. 19  Oct. 3  Oct. 17  Nov. 1 (Friday)  Nov. 14


Saturdays 2-4pm          $20 per class

Recreational Cooking:               Chef Eric Wells

Learn to cook new types of meals from cultures from around the world from   local celebrity chef, while enjoying the company of friends.

Aug. 24 Italian

Sept. 7 Thai

Sept. 28 Southwest

Oct. 5 French

Oct. 19 Sweetest Day

Nov. 2 Asian Appetizer

Nov. 16 Thanksgiving

Nov. 30 Brunch

Dec. 7 Cajun

Dec. 21 Christmas


PHD to Ph.D: How Education Saved My Life

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Dr. Elaine Richardson grew up poor in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, on E. 68th and Cedar Avenue.  She had to overcome human trafficking and drug addiction. Overcoming all odds, she is now a award winning Professor of Literacy Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. E as she likes to be called, belongs to a network of Hiphop activist-educators for social transformation.   She has written a book, titled PHD to Ph.D:  How Education Saved My Life.

To hear more about her dynamic and inspiring story, go to