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Voice your opinion on Cleveland’s Downtown Lakefront

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Community Meeting to Review Plans for


Wednesday January 25th, 2012

6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square

(Enter at 1380 Ontario)

Sponsored by the City of Cleveland’s Planning Commission and Department of Port Control
City Planning Commission: (216) 664 – 2210 or on the web


Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grant Program

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

 Grants to support youth and community

Central Promise Neighborhood Connections Grants are available for community groups in the 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.

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

Grantseeker Workshop : Tuesday January 3rd 6-8 pm @ Friendly Inn Settlement House (2386 Unwin Rd.)
Grantseeker Workshop : Thursday January 12th 4-6 pm @ Shiloh Baptist Church (5500 Scovill )
Extra Help Session : Saturday January 14th 11 am – 1 pm @ Woodland Library (5806 Woodland )

Visit or call 216.615.7582 for more info.

Pick up applications, or drop off completed applications at these locations:

Friendly Inn : Attention Richgina Jeff (2386 Unwin)
Neighborhood Connections : 1422 Euclid Ave. Suite 1300
Or Right Here At BBC!  7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 104 (Attention: Joy Johnson)

Neighborhood Groups are elligible for up to $3000 for projects, but act fast! The deadline for grant applications  is January 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Join the Rid-All Green Partnership and Will Allen on July 14!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Join the Rid-All Green Partnership and Will Allen
to dedicate Cleveland’s Growing Power
Environmental Science Commercial Urban
Ag riculture Training Center
July 14, 2011
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
East 81st Street and Otter Ave., Cleveland

This event, hosted by noted urban farmer Will Allen, will feature an interactive tour
of the center’s greenhouse, hoop houses and more, with stations on:
— Composting and soil delivery
— Crop selection, management and maintenance
— Aquaponics and the center’s connection to Growing Power
— Environmental justice and community outreach
— Plans for the Forgotten Triangle and urban agriculture
— Green in the Ghetto youth and community engagement
— Food distribution and partnerships

RSVP by July 12 at

Supporting partners include: Burten, Bell, Carr Development Corporation; JPMorgan Chase Foundation;
Sirna and Sons Produce; Sisters of Charity Health System; and Sodexo.
Rid-All Green Partnership members:
Rid-All Exterminating Corp., Growing Power,
Environmental Health Watch, PolicyBridge,
Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Green in the
Ghetto, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Free Seminar: Cost of Incarceration

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Cost of Incarceration

Reforming Ohio’s Criminal Justice System

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center

4506 Chester Ave., Cleveland OH 44103

Ohio is one of the largest prison states in the nation, with prisons built to hold 38,665 people, but currently housing nearly 51,000

Attend a panel discussion on the disastrous consequences of “tough on crime” policies that have led Ohio to incarcerate people by the masses resulting in a strain to the state budget.

Panelists include:

  • Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.
  • Shakyra Diaz, education director for the ACLU of Ohio.
  • Edward Little, criminal/juvenile justice consultant. 

Free and open to the public.

To RSVP, call (216) 472-2220 or email


Free Traning for Faith Based and Community Based groups

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
 The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) Announces Capacity Building Assistance for Nonprofits and Community Groups

Free Trainings and One-on-One Technical Assistance

In line with their mission to strengthen the capacity of faith-based and community-based groups, GOFBCI is offering high-quality capacity building training and technical support through teh Community Engagement Partnership Grant Program.  As part of this initiative, regional partners are now providing free trainings and technical assistance to any interested faith-based or community-based organization or nonprofit, anywhere throughout the state.

The trainings will focus on finding and applying for grants, obtaining 501(c)(3) status, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit basics, board and committee development, and more. 

In addition to the trainings, regional partners listed below will also provide free one-on-one technical assistance to individuals and organizations upon request. Training and technical assistance will be available through June 30, 2011. The April through June 2010 training schedule is listed below by region. 

To view a map of the training regions please click here.

These free workshops and one-on-one support are available to interested individuals, organizations with 501(c)(3) status and organizations who have not obtained 501(c)(3) status.


 Hands on Volunteer Network of the Valley (HOVN) – Serving Northeast Ohio

If you are from Northeast Ohio, please take a minute to complete their regional needs assessment survey.

Kristy Boyles
Project Director
HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley
5500 Market Street, Suite 106
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
Phone: (330)782-5877 x 14

Training Schedule:
May 18, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
So, You Want to Start (and/or Expand) a Nonprofit
Akron, Ohio

May 22, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Community Organizing Fundamentals
Cleveland, Ohio

To register for training or to ask about technical assistance, please contact Kristy Boyles



Ohio Consumer Protection Summit

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ohio Consumer Protection Summit

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray invites you to attend the Ohio Consumer Protection Summit, a one-day event featuring keynote speakers Bob Sullivan, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Gotcha Capitalism” and his new book, “Stop Getting Ripped Off: Why Consumers Get Screwed and How You Can Always Get a Good Deal;” and David Vladeck, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center.

Other panelists will discuss threats to consumers and what Ohioans can do to protect themselves from unfair and deceptive business practices, financial predators and sneaky fees.

March 4, 2010
8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
View the complete schedule.

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 N. Third St.
Columbus, OH 43215

The event is free, but space is limited.

Register at:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
CLE or CEU credits are not available

Ohio Healthy Relationship Conference

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ohio Healthy Relationship Conference
April 22 and 23, 2010
Hyatt on Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio

The focus of this event is “Matters of the Heart”. The conference will bring together leading partners from across the state to share information that will strengthen organizations.  It will provide the opportunity to learn about Best Practices in relationship building and counseling  and  to share resources, knowledge, and skills.

Tracks include: Fatherhood, Marriage, Health Risk Education and At-Risk Youth/Parenting.  For more information, visit the website

Nominate Someone for BBC’s Annual Living History Award

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Black History Live – Living History Award

Call for Nominations

Do you know of a resident of Cleveland’s Central, Garden Valley, or Kinsman-Union neighborhoods of any age who deserves recognition for their leadership and commitment to the community?  Help us honor this person by nominating them for the 2010 Living History Award presented by Burten, Bell, Carr, Development, Inc. and Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland. 

The purpose of the Living History Award is to honor individuals currently making history in our community just as we celebrate those who made history in the past.  This award will be presented in front of over 300 youth to show them that history is being made in the present and in their community not just what they read in a history book.  Previous honorees include a broad range of history makers from Judge Jean Murrell Capers who was the first African American woman to be appointed to the City of Cleveland’s Law Department Prosecutor’s Office in 1946 to 16-year-old Earlaina Kemp who was the first high school student in Cleveland to win the national Scenarios USA Script and Story Writing Contest for her story, “MANchild” in 2008.


A Living History Honoree is someone who demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Lives in Ward 5;
  • Has made a significant contribution or historical achievement;
  • Individual of any age;
  • Someone youth can relate to and be inspired by.  

 Submission Criteria

Nominators are to submit a brief description and/or resume along with the contact information of the nominee.  The description should illustrate how the person meets the criteria listed above.   Nominations are due no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, February 1, 2010 to: Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104 Cleveland, OH 44104 (postal mail), 216.341.2683 (fax), (email).  If you have any questions, please contact Sherita Mullins, Program Manager at 216.341.1455.


Started in 2006, Black History Live is an annual event hosted by Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. to present youth and their parents of the Central, Kinsman-Union, and Garden Valley neighborhoods with a cultural heritage performance and award presentation of a community leader to celebrate Black History. 

Free Dental Services!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Case Western Reserve University

Hosts Prophy Day!!
Sat ~ January 30th, 2010 ~ 9 a.m. – 12p.m.

Oral Exam, Limited X-rays and Teeth Cleaning!!!

No Appointment Needed, JUST SHOW UP DAY OF!!!

Walk-ins welcome until 12:ooPM

$20.00 Voucher towards Admitting Fee for any participant who becomes a school patient.Over 18 years of age, Please no full mouth dentures, Cannot be an existing school patient.

Clinic located at the corner of Cornell & Emergency Drive (2 blocks south of Euclid)

Questions: Please call (216) 368-3864 or (216) 368-0450.  Please do not leave a message. Selected participants may be invited to participate in additional free dental care.

Youth in Governance 4-H Clubs in Cleveland’s Ward 5

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

BBC’s Kinsman and Central Youth in Governance 4-H Clubs are starting a new year of activities for youth ages 9-18. If you would like more information, volunteer, or sign up for this program, please contact Sherita Mullins at BBC’s office at 216.341.1455.