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Watch the New Documentary 13th

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Friday March 24th, 6:00 pm, at the Antioch Baptist Church, 8869 Cedar Avenue, there will be a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary “13th,” directed by Ava DuVernay.  Centered on race in the U.S., criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).  The film argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration today.  The film runs l hr. 40 minutes and is rated TV-MA).  Following the screening there will be a guided discussion including panelists and audience members.  Light refreshments provided.  No charge.  For additional information, contact Rev. Mylion Waite 216-932-1521.

12-hour Read-A-Thon at the Garden Valley Neigh. House

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Join  Garden Valley Neighborhood House on March 18,2017 for the annual 12-hr Read-a-thon.  The Garden Valley Neighborhood House is located at 7100 Kinsman Rd Cleveland, OH 44104

  • Participants may sign up for a 15 minute time slots available from 7am to 7pm.  You can choose to bring your own reading materials or use what is on site.
  • In addition to the Read-a-thon, the NASW Student Club at Cleveland State is hosting a book drive until March 10th.  The drive is for new or gently used books that will be donated to Garden Valley Neighborhood House to  promote literacy in the Garden Valley community.
  • For more information contact the Garden Valley Neighborhood House at  216-641-5558.

Nature’s Best Choices Adventures to Asia Plaza

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

On February 1, Nature’s Best Choices, a program by Quiana Singleton through the Community Climate Ambassadors, traveled to Asia Plaza with seniors from CMHA to learn about fruits and vegetables from Asian culture. The participants  chose various foods and returned to CornUcopia Place where Chef Eric Wells prepared a dish with the foods that the seniors brought back. The program promotes fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy eating.

Read about the experience in Freshwater Cleveland:  http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/innovationnews/NatureChioces020717.aspx

United Way and University Hospitals Donate Literacy Kits to Schools

Friday, January 6th, 2017

United Way and University Hospitals donated Literacy Kits for the 2nd and 3rd grade scholars at George Washington Carver STEM School and Anton Grdina Elementary School. Kits include books, activity sheets, and small goodies like bookmarks. The kits were donated to these school because of their close relationship with United Way and were assembled by University Hospitals.

Thank you to all who were apart of this!

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Career Opportunities with Opportunity Corridor

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Opportunity Corridor Section 2 – Career Awareness Sessions


Purpose of Sessions

* Learn about career options connected with Opportunity Corridor Section 2

* Learn critical job readiness skills such as resume building and job search techniques

* Learn how to effectively network with employers in the transportation / construction industry

When: 3pm – 7pm

Job Readiness Workshops 3pm – 5pm

Career Awareness Workshops 5pm – 7pm

Location: CornUcopia Place (7201 Kinsman Rd Cleveland, OH 44104)

Free parking and refreshments will be available until 7pm

PLEASE RSVP AND LIST WHICH SESSION YOU WILL BE ATTENDING

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

*To RSVP: http://oc2careerawarenesssessions.eventbrite.com or Call / Text: 216-220-7010 and indicate which sessions

Community Building and Activism through the Eyes of East Cleveland Women

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute is inviting the community to join a free discussion, Community Building and Activism through the Eyes of East Cleveland Women, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 10. The event is open to all to become part of the conversation and to share their stories.   Misty Luminais, PhD, and Rhonda Y. Williams, PhD, will lead the discussion, which will feature related video shorts. The East Cleveland Public Library, 14101 Euclid Avenue, will host the event in its lower auditorium.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Rhonda Williams

Founder and Director of the Social Justice Institute

Professor of History

rhonda.williams@case.edu

216.368.2515

 

Equal Employment Day!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Come out to Equal Employment Day sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Participate in interviewing and hiring on the spot for a variety of career paths! Learn about affordable wireless plans at $10/month and there are free cell phones to those who qualify.

Be Prepared to Interview:

  • Bring photo identification
  • Bring several copies of your resume
  • Wear Interview Attire
  • Be prepared to discuss work history
  • Apply online

Where: Urban League Office- 2930 Prospect Ave (Next to Central Cadillac)

When: Wednesday, November 30 10:00am-2:00pm

Contact sstribling@ulcleveland.org for more information.

Cleveland Codes: Build a career in IT as a Software Developer

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Build a career in IT as a Software Developer with this fast-track program!

TIME COMMITMENT:

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,

16 – week classroom program runs Jan. 17 – May 5, 2016.

Followed by a 12-week paid internship.

AVERAGE ENTRY-LEVEL SALARY: $54,125 annually*

COST: $8,500**

**Financial assistance available for those who qualify.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY:

www.tri-c.edu/clevelandcodes

itfasttrack@tri-c.edu | 216-987-4770

 

 

Downtown Public Art – CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Be a part of Cleveland’s revitalization. Do you know any artists who would like to have their work on display in Downtown Cleveland? Apply for the LAND studio’s artist competition.LAND studio, with the generous support of the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing temporary works of public art in downtown Cleveland on Public Square, Mall B, East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell Avenues, or in nearby publicly accessible locations.

LAND studio, with the generous support of the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing temporary works of public art in downtown Cleveland on Public Square, Mall B, East 3rd Street between Superior and Rockwell Avenues, or in nearby publicly accessible locations.

Three to six artworks will be installed for varying times between the spring of 2017 and the end of 2018. Artworks may consist of sculpture, interactive installations, or other formats. Artists will be expected to work with LAND studio staff and curatorial advisors to assure that artworks will be accessible, durable, and in keeping with the goals and intentions of the program.

Eligibility

This call is open to all qualified artists or teams thereof, 18 and older and living or working within 350 miles of Public Square (see map on page 4). Greater Cleveland artists and artists with ties to the region are strongly encouraged to participate.

Location

The funding is intended to provide temporary public artwork on Public Square and The Mall or nearby publicly accessible locations in downtown Cleveland.

Requirements

Interested artists are required to submit a one-page letter of interest concisely describing their qualifications and explaining why they would be interested in working on this project. Within the one-page letter of interest, artists should indicate what approach they would take to the project.

Additionally, artists should provide a link to an online portfolio or image sheet with no fewer than five and no more than 20 images of previous or relevant work labeled with location and date. Some, but not all, of the images can be of concepts that were not or have not yet been produced.

An up-to-date résumé or CV must also be supplied. All submission materials must be in PDF.

DEADLINE
Submission materials must meet the requirements set out above and be submitted to vreddy@land-studio.org by no later than 5 p.m., EST, on Monday, November 28th, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Vince Reddy via the email address above or by phone 216-621-5413, ext. 107.

Budget

The program will fund three to six public artworks, deployed at various times and with some overlap, during 2017 and 2018. Each of the artworks will have an all-inclusive budget of up to $40,000. No additional funds are available to cover travel or other ancillary expenses.

Selection Committee

Artists’ qualifications will be reviewed by a curatorial advisory panel and LAND studio staff, and discussions or negotiations with artists may take place before artists are hired through the program to design and produce artworks.

The selection-process timeline will be as follows:

■ October 2016 Release of Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

■ November 28th, 2016 RFQ Submissions due

■ December 2016 Selected shortlist of artists notified

■ Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017 Selected artists develop sketch-level concepts for committee to review

■ Feb. 2017 Final artist(s) selected for first round of installation(s)

■ June 2017 Installation of first artwork(s)

Event at Hillside Park!

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Come out to Hillside Park Saturday October 22, 2016 to learn how to build your ideas like an architect. Contribute your ideas for how you play at the park.

All ages welcomed! Snacks and activities provided

4-6pm

Hillside Park: 7701 Hillside Rd. Cleveland OH 44104