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Apply for the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

There is still time to apply for the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP)!

This program helps train community leaders to create progressive change throughout the neighborhoods! Being the eleventh cohort, there is a team of leaders there to help and support. This program offers 16 sessions over 10 months to learn about community engagement, group facilitation, fundraising, conflict resolution, and more!

Find more information and applications Here! Applications are due August 4, 2017!

World Series of Play: Game 2 at Hillside Park tomorrow!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Join us at Hillside Park November 5, 2016 from 1-4pm to enjoy the park!

Come and join the conversation about future plans for the park. Learn how to build and create a piece that could be an addition to the park! All ages welcome!

See you there!

Enhance your leadership skills and get to work in the city!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program has begun its recruitment and selection period for Cohort X. This period will last from May 2nd thru August 1st, 2016.

To apply or for more information about NLDP visit or call 216-776-6167

What is your civic vision? Do you want $5,000 to support it?

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Accelerate 2016

Apply today to have your voice heard!

What’s your civic vision? Do you want $5,000 to help bring it to life? The application period is now open for individuals who want to make a pitch at Accelerate 2016: Citizens Make Change. This second annual civic pitch competition, presented by Cleveland Leadership Center and Citizens Bank, gives every individual a chance to share and act on a personal vision to improve NE Ohio.

Twenty-five people will be selected to pitch their ideas at the event on February 24, 2016, in one of five categories:

*Quality of Life

*Economic Development

*Educating for Tomorrow

*Community Change

*Transformative Arts and Culture

Pitch submissions by individual members of the community should be for civic change that will create positive community impact − compelling, innovative and wild ideas that will make our region a better place. Initiatives cannot be proposed by or on behalf of an organization.

A Huff Post blogger deemed last year’s Accelerate event “Shark Tank meets Ted Talks.” Don’t be left out!

Help Citizens Bank and CLC strengthen and serve NEO and submit your pitch before December 18.

Submit a civic pitch … or make your reservation below so you can hear exciting ideas, vote on the winner, and maybe make a connection to help someone’s idea become reality.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
4:30 p.m. – Civic pitch competition in five categories
6:00 p.m. – Finalists present to audience, which votes by cell phone for winner
7:00 p.m. – Awards reception

Learn more about civic pitches. (Pitches accepted Oct. 30 – Dec. 18, 2015)

Get a taste of Accelerate in this brief video

Read the news release: Download a Word doc | Open a PDF

Questions? Contact Rachel Ciomcia, (216) 592-2280 or

#AccelerateNEO @CitizensBank, @cleveleads
Facebook: CitizensBank, Cleveland Leadership Center

Accelerate your … region … creativity … and ideas!




United Way Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive at BBC!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Warm Coats Warm Hearts Coat Drive
Keeping kids warm – and in school

Student attendance is crucial for the learning process. When students do not have coats or other winter apparel during the winter months, it may prevent them from attending school. United Way of Greater Cleveland is accepting the challenge by leading a winter coat and apparel drive for CMSD investment schools from November 16th to December 11th.

We need heroes! Your organization can help support this effort by conducting a winter apparel drive.

The goal is to secure new or gently used coats and other winter apparel (gloves, hats, etc.) for our K-8 Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) investment schools scholars.

Get the details and sign up now to start a drive

If your organization cannot conduct a drive you can still support this effort by dropping off a new or gently used coat and other winter apparel at Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc or other locations

View drop-off locations

Your support with this effort for our CMSD scholars is greatly appreciated.

Be a CLE #CoatHero!

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 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

Apply for Central Promise Grant Program!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grant Program

Grants to support youth and community

Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grants are available for community groups in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood that seek to become involved in creating and developing positive opportunities for youth particularly as it relates to education, health, safety, and community stability.

Grants up to $3000 for neighborhood groups to support youth and build community in the Central Neighborhood.


Learn more about applying for a Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grant at one of these workshops:

Grantseeker Workshop-
Tuesday, April 24th
3pm – 5pm
Sterling Branch Library
2200 E. 30th St.
Grantseeker Workshop –
Tuesday, May 1st
5pm – 6:45pm
Woodland Branch Library
5806 Woodland Ave
Grantseeker Workshop –
Thursday, May 10th
6pm – 8pm
Lonnie Burten Rec Center
2511 E. 46th St.
Extra Help Session
Saturday, May 12th
1pm – 4pm
Woodland Library
5806 Woodland

For more information call 216.615.7582 or visit

Proposal Deadline May 15th at 5pm!

Foreclosure Prevention Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Thur., March 15, 2012

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

FREE counseling and mortgage help.

Get advice from HUD-approved housing counselors.

Help available to owner-occupant homeowners will include:

Restoring Stability Program

Federally funded mortgage assistance administered by Ohio’s Housing Finance Agency.

Up to $25k benefits for qualified borrowers
Full mortgage payment for up to 15 months

Servicer Administered Mortgage Assistance Programs

Federally created modification program (HAMP) and servicer in-house programs

Cover variety of options for struggling homeowners—including both home retention and liquidation options
Temporary reduced payment plans for those without steady and permanent income
Short sale and deed in lieu programs for those who requiring a graceful exit

Latest available information of landmark $25 billion servicer abuse settlement.

For select homeowners the settlement is intended to provide:

Modifications with principal reduction
Refinances for underwater borrowers
Cash payments to those whose homes were lost to foreclosure between January, 2008 and December, 2011

Special Guest:

Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, Cuyahoga County Council – District 7


For more information call 216-361-0718 or



Presented by: ESOP, The City of Cleveland, and Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell

Become a neighborhood leader in 2012!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP):

Do you have an idea, project or neighborhood based organization that is trying to make Cleveland a better City?

*Do you want to improve your leadership skills but have not had an opportunity?

*Are you having trouble applying for grants, finding and retaining volunteers, or getting others to see your vision?

*Could you benefit from a  program that increases your skills, resources and  knowledge?

*Would you like to be a part of a growing  network of citizens who are committed to making Cleveland the City we all know it can be?

The Neighborhood Leadership Development
Program (NLDP)
is a free 12 session, 8 month program that provides individuals the tools
needed to become more leaders in their neighborhoods. These tools are in the
form of knowledge, experience and a network of dedicated Clevelanders. The NLDP
is looking to select 16 Clevelanders for the 2011-2012 Cohort. The new class
begins in September.


The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program
(NLDP) is a unique program designed to enhance the diverse leadership abilities
of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and region
which works for everyone.


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

Follow this link for more details!

Vote TODAY for “The Naked Chef’s” Community Kitchen in Central @ Sterling Library

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

You may have read in the Plain Dealer 12/31/11 in “Whatever happened to . . . ” about
the status of Jamie Oliver’s “kitchen” in Cleveland.  Here’s the link to the article:

If you haven’t, The American Heart Associated is trying to determine which of three Cleveland Neighborhoods would be the best location for Jamie Oliver’s kitchen.  They will be surveying residents of Central Neighborhood at the Cleveland Public Library’s Sterling Branch. They will not be asking residents about their health, but will be asking if they would take advantage of a kitchen, if it were located in their neighborhood, to learn how to prepare healthy food at home.

They will be surveying residents at the Library

 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

If you get the opportunity, please visit the Library and take part in the survey.  Let’s get a community kitchen in Central Neighborhood!  If you have any questions, please contact FreshLink at 216-368-8513.