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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!

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

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

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.)

Party at Harmony Park Sunday

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Come out for a pop-up party at Harmony Park on Outhwaite Ave., Sunday, August 11, from 3-5 p.m.

Participate in Unity in the Community, Promoting Peace, Neighbors helping Neighbors, Just having Love, Harmony and Happiness!!! So join us in Fellowship. Or basically Chilling in the Park of: H-A-R-M-O-N-Y!!!

Contact* or 216-288-0055

Family Volunteer Party with HandsON NEO!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Join HandsOn Northeast Ohio’s Kids Care Club!

Calling all families and youth ages 4-10.

Volunteers will:

Serve women and families in transition – AND- complete No-Sew pillows and blankets for sheltered families.

When: Monday, Augyust 5th, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Garden Valley Library, 7201 Kinsman Rd. Ste. 101

Questions? Call Katrice Williams at 216-432-9390

Fathers Day & Men of Central

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Come out for a special Central Fathers Day Community Celebration

2511 E. 46th St.

Sunday June 16, 2013

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lonnie Burten Recreation Center for live music, games, D.J. and family fun.

Band 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Father Day Award 3:00 p.m.

Featuring Fathers: Tim Isaac, Papa Sellete, Leroy Carter, and Verlyn “Tubbs” Salters

Contact Romeo


Little Free Library at the Friendly Inn

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, Cleveland Public Library and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland invite you to:

Little Free Library Installation

with Girl Scouts Junior Troop 77146 and the Friendly Inn Settlement House

Tuesday, May 14th

5:30-6:30 p.m.

at the

Friendly Inn Settlement House

2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH 44104

There will be a brief program followed by a reception.

Please RSVP with Dave Kelly at 241-9300 or by Monday, May 13th at noon.

For more information:


More libraries coming soon to Central!

Call to action: Make Central and Kinsman Healthy and Green

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Volunteer with us Saturday, May 18 to deliver backyard gardens to 50 families in Cleveland’s Central & Kinsman neighborhoods.

  • Deliver raised garden beds, vegetable seedlings, recipe and care books, and watering cans to participating families.
  • Help the families set up the gardens and plant the vegetable seedlings.
  • Train each household on how to maintain their new gardens.

Volunteering will take place Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 2pm, and we will meet at Bridgeport Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd.

Please bring work gloves.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Zenobia Lane at 216-341-1455, or