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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!

Now Hiring! Help BBC with its work in Anton Grdina School

Monday, June 9th, 2014

BBC is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve a one-year term assisting with the wrap-around school model at Anton Grdina k-8 School in the Kinsman neighborhood.

This person will work on expanding the Homework Help Program, as well as developing and supporting additional in-school and after-school programs and events that promote student academic achievement.

For more information on how to apply, click here:

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/outreach/opportunities/employment/

Please spread the word!

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!

What is YOUR Milk Preference?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Whether it comes from a carton, a glass jar, or a plastic jug, cow’s milk is generally what most people are used to drinking. Did you know there are different kinds of milk? So, with so many different kinds of milk in grocery stores how do we know which ones to choose?

  • Soy Milk – Made from an extract of soy beans and is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener.
  • Rice Milk – Made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water.
  • Organic Milk – Comes from cows that have been fed organic feed, roam freely, or graze on pesticide free grass.
  • Raw Milk – Comes from cows but is not pasteurized.

Cow’s milk is generally pasteurized but some people believe that you should try raw cow’s milk to ensure you are getting as many nutrients as possible. Pasteurization is the process that kills all of the harmful bacteria in raw milk by heating it to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, as a means of killing organisms responsible for diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.

Cow’s milk that has been pasteurized offers 9 essential nutrients such as:

  • Calcium                          
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  •  Niacin

What if you’re a vegan or your poor tummy can’t digest cow’s milk? There are a a lot of different choices. We suggest trying rice milk or soy milk.

Soy milk is dairy-free and made from an extract of soy beans. It is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener so it tastes and looks similar cow’s milk. Soy milk often has calcium and vitamin D added to it to increase its nutritional value.

Rice milk is also dairy-freeand is made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water. It often has vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium and iron added to enhance its nutritional benefits.

No matter what you choose,it is important to keep a balanced diet. To get the full benefits of cow’s milk and these nine essential nutrients, the USDA recommends adults and children to consume two to three servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) each day. A serving size is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

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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.

Winterfest 2012 with E. 73rd St. Community Club

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Save the Date!

The East 73rd Street Community Club Presents

Winterfest 2012

Location: Mrs. Holmes’ Ka La Healing Garden (on E. 73rd St. between Cedar and Central)

Date: Saturday, December 15th

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Let’s come together to celebrate a successful 2012 and the winter season with music and entertainment.

This event is FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation of Toys for community Boys and Girls.

Youth Gift Exchange: Bring a gift (limit $2), exchange with someone else. Bring a gift – Get a gift

Contact Brenda Metzger with any Questions : (216) 432-1001 or bmetzger0613@gmail.com

Register NOW for Friday’s Class with Eric Wells!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Italian Night

Join Chef Wells for a hands-on cooking demonstration that will develop your cooking skills while creating a festive  atmosphere.
Come alone or bring friends. Participants will prepare Mixed Greens Salad with  Balsamic Vinaigrette, Mixed Peppers Bruschetta, Penne Pasta with Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Parmesan Cream Sauce and Canollis for dessert.
Please arrive 15 minutes before class begins.
Follow the link to register, there are only 18 spaces left!

Register now for 2 Classes at Cornucopia Place Community Kitchen

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

BBC is proud to offer 2 exciting cooking classes at our newly opened community kitchen : Cornucopia Place. Both classes are open for registration now, so sign up quick, spots are going fast!

Youth Chef Class

Mondays @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Starting September 24th

This 4 week class, for youth chefs ages 7-12, is designed to teach good nutrition and how to cook healthy snacks.

Presented by Sharon Glaspie, Building Healthy Communities

 

Extended Food and Nutrition Education Program (ENEP)

Thursdays @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Starting September 27th

This 4 week class, for families with children, is designed to teach nutrition education, manage food dollars, understanding labels, and choosing healthy snacks.

Presented by Ohio State University Extension

Both Classes will be held at Cornucopia Community Kitchen at 7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 103

For more information, or to register, call Julia DiBaggio at (216) 341-1455

Registration closes September 20th, so call now!

 

CMSD Parent University – Sign up Now

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

CMSD invites you to enroll in the Spring Session of CMSD Parent University. All parents or caregivers of students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or district sponsored Charter Schools are eligible to participate. The workshops and classes are free of cost.

Please complete the application form and mail or fax it back to the address indicated. You may also register by phone at 216.858.0117. You will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail. You can also check on the status of your application by calling 216.858.0117 .

• The acceptance letter will list the class start and end dates and location. If you decide not to attend the class, please call

216.858.0117 and we will remove your name from the class list.

• If the class is already full, we will send you a letter letting you know that your name is on the waiting list for that class. We will notify you as soon as space opens in that class or when the next class is being offered.

Each time you come to a workshop or course you will be entered into a raffle drawing for various prizes including a wireless pc tablet, gift cards, and other items.

Recreational activities for children ages 5-18 are available at each site, and dinner is provided for the whole family.

We look forward to your participation in CMSD’s Parent University.

For more information visit cmsdnet.net or call 216.858.0117

This installment of Parent University runs from April 2nd to May 31st, at multiple locations including:

East Tech High School

2439 East 55th StreetCleveland, Ohio 44104