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Neighborhood Connections Grant Funding Available!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Grant funding is now available for grassroots groups in Cleveland and East Cleveland made possible by Neighborhood Connections. Two grantseeker workshops are provided to provide tips on completing your proposal and providing insights into the decision making criteria, with limited one-on-one access to groups that have started writing their proposal. Additional funding for arts and cultural projects is available with support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The following dates are for the grantseeker workshops:

Wednesday July 23rd
6-8pm
Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre CDC
3167 Fulton Road

AND

Thursday July 31st
6-8pm
Neighborhood Connections
5000 Euclid Avenue (The Agora)

 

Applications are available at: www.neighborhoodgrants.org , by emailing Neighborhood Connections at clewis@neighborhoodgrants.org , or by calling 216-229-4688

Application Deadline: Friday, August 8th by 5pm
Proposal drop off locations:
The new Neighborhood Connections office
5000 Euclid, Suite 310 (East Side)

OR

Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre CDC
Lin Omni Building Lobby
3167 Fulton Road (West Side)

Help create the plan for the future of Kinsman & Central

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Please join us to plan the future of the Lower Kinsman and Central neighborhoods!

BBC and Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland are hosting a second set of community meetings for residents and stakeholders of both neighborhoods to provide their input about a plan that will guide future improvements.

Planners will present concepts they have created based on your opinions and feedback.  You’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on topics such as housing, commercial and retail development, safety, transportation, and recreation.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Lower Kinsman Community
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 6pm
Heritage View Community Room, 7230 Kinsman Rd

Central Community
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 6pm
Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd

The first 100 people in attendance will receive a prize.  Delicious food will be served.

Questions?  Please call (216) 341-1455.

Be a part of an exciting new model and help Kinsman youth in the process!

Tuesday, July 1st, 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!

Potential Laundromat to be located at E 55th & Woodland

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

We’ve heard residents express the need for laundry facilities within the neighborhood. There may soon be one slightly west of E 55th Street.

The owner of the Big Q building at 4967 Woodland Avenue intends to develop a laundromat.  The adjacent building was demolished not only because of its condition, but to provide parking to a future facility.

Here’s the story from Maingate Business Development Corporation‘s e-newsletter (which has not yet been posted to the Web).

 

Demolitions Lead to New Development and Expansion Opportunities

The long vacant property is located 4971 Woodland Avenue. While we often look to expansions and new construction projects as positive signs of development, it is easy to forget the integral part that demolitions and removals can make in preparing a site or area for future use and maximum potential. The adjacent property will be transformed into a much needed laundry mat. The demolished building pictured above will provide parking space for the up and coming laundry mat.

Saturday Music and Fresh Fruits and Veggies in Larchmere

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Come out and visit the Bridgeport Mobile Market at Larchmere Porchfest tomorrow, June 21st. Larchmere Porchfest takes place in the Larchmere/Shaker Square Neighborhood, which is RTA-accessible allowing residents from around the city enjoy an evening of music, community and of course, the Bridgeport Mobile Market. The market will be in the parking lot of Life Skills located at 12201 Larchmere Boulevard from 12:30-7p.m. selling fresh fruits, vegetables, Orlando bread and ice cold water. Bridgeport Mobile Market accepts cash, credit and EBT food stamp card. For a complete listing of all of the entertainment times and locations, please visit Larchmere Porch Fest’s website.

 

Serve Anton Grdina School as an AmeriCORPS VISTA

Monday, June 16th, 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!

BBC welcomes Jarrell Sullins

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Jarrell Sullins is BBC’s Americorps VISTA Summer Associate. He joins BBC for ten weeks this summer.

Jarrell will focus on sustainability projects. While serving with BBC, he will help coordinate the planting of 250 street trees, sign residents up for stormwater diversion programs, implement climate action initiatives, and more.

He earned his Associate of Applied Science with a major in architectural technology from Erie Community College in 2011 and is currently a third-year architecture student at Kent State University. He has a wealth of community service experience and has served in leadership positions in college.

After earning his bachelor’s, he aspires to perform sustainable real estate development using the skills he is learning in school and at BBC.

Please welcome Jarrell!

Community meeting TONIGHT – Proposal for E 63rd & Woodland

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and BBC are hosting a community meeting tonight (Thursday 5/29 at 5:30pm) regarding a proposal for 6206 Woodland Avenue.  The establishment is known as The Woodland Supermarket.

The owner is proposing to expand the building, install a drive-through beverage service, and gas pumps.

The owner will be presenting the proposal this evening at the Stokes Social Service Mall community room, 6001 Woodland Avenue at 5:30pm. Residents and businesses, especially those nearby, are encouraged to come learn about the proposal, including how they may be impacted, and provide their feedback about the project.

For more information, please contact BBC at (216) 341-1455.  If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide your opinion, please either call us or email jsugalski@bbcdevelopment.org.

 

$7,500 Home Repair Grants Available

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

(From our partner, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland)

$7,500 Home Repair Grants Available

NHS of Greater Cleveland is excited to announce our participation in the Neighborhood Impact Program, offering eligible area residents up to $7,500 in a home repair grant for qualified home improvements, including but not limited to;

• Repair/replacement of existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or water heater
• Repair/replacement of existing well/septic system or underground property sewer system
• Energy conservation improvements – includes repair/replacement of windows, siding, roofing, gutters

All interested homeowners should be referred to NHS of Greater Cleveland for details regarding program applications, required documentation and specifics regarding program eligibility, including;

• Owner-occupants of single-family homes who have resided in-home 18 months prior to application
• Household income at or below 80% Area Median Income
• Existing mortgage, property taxes and homeowners insurance must be current.
• Other conditions and application requirements may apply.

Income limits are as follows:

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 persons
$35,100 $40,100 $45,100 $50,100 $54,150 $58,150 $62,150 $66,150

Due to high demand, it is anticipated that these grants funds will be available through July 1, 2014.

For additional questions, or application instructions, please contact Christina Patterson, NHSGC Lending Administrator at 216-458-4663 ext. 2330 or by email at CPatterson@nhscleveland.org.

BBC featured in Dominion Community Impact video

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Dominion Foundation has been a generous supporter of BBC.  We’ve been fortunate enough to be selected as a Community Impact Award winner several times over the last decade.

Dominion prepared a brief video featuring some of its Community Impact Award winners, one of which is BBC.

In you’re in a hurry, BBC is featured at the 1:33 mark.