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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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The Community Connector: Winter 2010

Fall Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Monday, September 8th, 2008
Register Now!!!
Fall Financial Literacy Workshop Series
In Collaboration with Charter One Bank
Must attend all classes to receive certificate
Classes begin September 18, 2008
At Tri-C Metro Campus Liberal Arts Building Classroom 215 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Week 1 Budgeting and Savings
Week 2 Credit
Week 3 Application and Home Buying Process
Week 4 Underwriting
For more information or to register contact
Sherita Mullins**216-341-1455**
or Naomi Moore **216-341-2590**

Love Your Heart

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

February is American Heart Month and marks the annual recognition of the “Go Red for Women” campaign by the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America, but even the smallest child and strongest of athletes can be impacted by it, no matter what their gender. Below are a few tips for how you can reduce your risk for heart disease:

Control high blood pressure—know your numbers and talk to your doctor. This condition can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Quit smoking. If you smoke, your risk of developing coronary heart disease is two to four times that of nonsmokers. Smoking is also a major preventable cause of stroke and the Department of Public Health offers free smoking cessation to help you quit, call 216-664-STEP (7837) for details.

Reduce your cholesterol—talk to your doctor about how. The higher your total blood cholesterol, the greater your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Start moving. Lack of physical activity increases your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Achieve a healthy weight. If you have excess body fat — especially at the waist — you’re more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.

Prevent diabetes by eating healthy, exercising and getting blood sugar screenings. Having diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, especially if your blood sugar is not controlled.

There are other risk factors to be aware of — talk to your doctor about how your age, race and heredity may affect your risk for heart disease.

For more information, please join the Cleveland Department of Public Health, Steps to a Healthier Cleveland and the American Heart Association on Thursday, February 14, 2008 in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda for a special Go Red for Women celebration. For details, visit or call 216-664-STEP (7837).

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. is a Steps to a Healthier Cleveland “Community on the Move”. . .

Steps to a Healthier Cleveland is a city-wide program designed to engage all Clevelanders to live longer, better and healthier lives. The Steps to a Healthier Cleveland program encourages physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco-free choices. These efforts are intended to reduce the burden of diabetes, overweight/obesity and asthma in all of Cleveland’s diverse neighborhoods. Learn more at

This publication is supported by the Steps to a HealthierUS Cooperative Agreement program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents do not necessarily represent the official view of HHS.

Furnace Repairs for Senior Citizens

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Experts recommend that homeowners have a qualified heating professional inspect their furnace and heating system prior to the beginning of the winter season every year. A routine inspection can ensure that your furnace works efficiently and may even save your life by detecting health and safety hazards!

Beginning October 1, 2007 BBC will offer our Emergency Furnace Repair Program to qualified income eligible seniors who own and occupy their homes in Ward 5. Seniors must be at least 60 years old, and income cannot exceed $12,900 for a one-person household or $14,700 for a two person household. BBC can accommodate only a limited number of seniors this year so assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, or to request an application, please call BBC at 216.341.1455.

Financial Literacy Workshop FALL Series

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
Are the burdens of your finances weighing you down?
Then strengthen your financial management skills by registering for Burten, Bell, Carr Development’s Free Financial Literacy Workshop Fall Series.
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
  • Basic Banking
  • Budgeting & Saving for Emergencies
  • Credit & Debt Management
  • How to avoid Predatory Lenders
  • And many more!

FREE Babysitting and Food will be provided!

Cuyahoga Community College, Metro Campus, MRC Building Room 30A

Every Tuesday

October 30, 2007 – December 18, 2007

5:30pm – 8:00pm


Sponsored by Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc. through the generous support of Cuyahoga Community College and the Bruening Foundation

For more information, or to register, contact Sherita Mullins at 216.341.1455

Central Children’s Fall for Reading Day

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Come and enjoy the Reading Garden before the snow begins to hit the ground. There will be FREE refreshments and Fun for children of all ages.
St. John’s Square Reading Garden
(SE corner of East 40th and Central Avenue)
October 19, 2007
4pm- 6pm

Cleveland Saves Roll Your Change Week

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

FREE Financial Literacy Workshop!

During the week of October 15-20, 2007 you are invited to participate in the Annual Roll Your Change Week! During this week, you can go to participating financial institutions and deposit rolled change into a new saving Cleveland Savers account or your existing saving account! If you enroll as a Cleveland Saver, you can have access to a no-fee saving account. Take your loose change and deposit it so it can start working for you … and not just taking up space in your car, your shelves, your closet …. In conjunction with the week long events, BBC and National City are sponsoring a free financial literacy workshop on Oct. 18th, 6pm-8pm, located at Original Harvest Day Care Center. For more information, contact BBC’s office at 216.341.1455, or visit the website at