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What is YOUR Milk Preference?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Whether it comes from a carton, a glass jar, or a plastic jug, cow’s milk is generally what most people are used to drinking. Did you know there are different kinds of milk? So, with so many different kinds of milk in grocery stores how do we know which ones to choose?

  • Soy Milk – Made from an extract of soy beans and is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener.
  • Rice Milk – Made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water.
  • Organic Milk – Comes from cows that have been fed organic feed, roam freely, or graze on pesticide free grass.
  • Raw Milk – Comes from cows but is not pasteurized.

Cow’s milk is generally pasteurized but some people believe that you should try raw cow’s milk to ensure you are getting as many nutrients as possible. Pasteurization is the process that kills all of the harmful bacteria in raw milk by heating it to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, as a means of killing organisms responsible for diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.

Cow’s milk that has been pasteurized offers 9 essential nutrients such as:

  • Calcium                          
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin A
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  •  Niacin

What if you’re a vegan or your poor tummy can’t digest cow’s milk? There are a a lot of different choices. We suggest trying rice milk or soy milk.

Soy milk is dairy-free and made from an extract of soy beans. It is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener so it tastes and looks similar cow’s milk. Soy milk often has calcium and vitamin D added to it to increase its nutritional value.

Rice milk is also dairy-freeand is made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water. It often has vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium and iron added to enhance its nutritional benefits.

No matter what you choose,it is important to keep a balanced diet. To get the full benefits of cow’s milk and these nine essential nutrients, the USDA recommends adults and children to consume two to three servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) each day. A serving size is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.

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Y.O.U.’s Youth Summer Jobs Today

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

With summer around the corner, you’re probably looking for away to spend your time, and make a little money. What better way than through Y.O.U.’s My Summer Job program, where you will be matched with a hiring employer. Youth, age 14-18 are eligible. In-person registration will happen this Wednesday, 3/20 from 2:30-5 p.m. at New Tech East. Registration is available on line.

TEEN CHEF COOKING CLASSES START TOMORROW!

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Calling all Teens 13-17 years old interested in cooking, eating, or just need something to do!

This course is designed to teach nutrition education, and the preparation of healthy snacks and meals for teens.

Join us on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 February 26 through March 19. Click here to register for this FREE class.

Green Corps Youth Program

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Green Corps urban agriculture youth program provides summer employment for high school students age 15-18. As an agricultural based work-study program, Green Corps youth learn to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs on three acres of urban land under the supervision of experienced staff. Produce is harvested and sold at local farmer’s markets and within the neighborhoods of the learning farms. Student employees will work at one of five urban farms located throughout the city.

You can earn a paycheck and save money!

You can make new friends!

You can learn about gardening, agriculture, and healthy living and cooking!

You can do anything you put your mind to!

You can have a fun summer job!

You can work and make a positive difference in your community!

The Facts:

  • Green Corps is a seasonal work-study program for high school youth in Cleveland.
  • Work in a learning farm- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting plants.
  • Harvest and package produce for sale at markets, restaurants, and neighborhood residents.
  • June 13th orientation
  • Minimum wage
  • Application deadline March 18, 2013

For an application, come by our office, or give us a call to receive one electronically.

Winterfest 2012 with E. 73rd St. Community Club

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Save the Date!

The East 73rd Street Community Club Presents

Winterfest 2012

Location: Mrs. Holmes’ Ka La Healing Garden (on E. 73rd St. between Cedar and Central)

Date: Saturday, December 15th

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Let’s come together to celebrate a successful 2012 and the winter season with music and entertainment.

This event is FREE, but guests are encouraged to bring a donation of Toys for community Boys and Girls.

Youth Gift Exchange: Bring a gift (limit $2), exchange with someone else. Bring a gift – Get a gift

Contact Brenda Metzger with any Questions : (216) 432-1001 or bmetzger0613@gmail.com

Tri- C Advanced Technology Academy, Sign up Now!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

Spring 2013 RECRUITING

FREE TRAINING

Potential Paid Internship

Full Time Career Opportunities

 STARTS JANUARY 2013 – Enroll Today!!!

IF YOU ARE:

  • 18-21 YEARS OF AGE
  • HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE or GED RECEIPIENT
  • CUYAHOGA COUNTY RESIDENT
  • INTERESTED IN SHORT TERM TRADE TRAINING LEADING TO EMPLOYMENT  

Register @ http://techacademies.org

Or Come see us at:

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Metro Campus

2415 WOODLAND AVE.

CLEVELAND, OH 44105

Unified Technologies Center (UTC) Building Room 239

 

**Deadline November 30th, 2012**

 

For more Information please call:

216-987-6304; 216-987-3228 or 216-554-1038

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 www.centralpromiseneighborhood.org

Proposal Deadline May 15th at 5pm!

CMSD Parent University: Spring Session

Monday, April 16th, 2012

CMSD Parent University :

SPRING SESSION

CMSD Parent University is designed to increase the capacity of parents and caregivers to support their children’s education, impact school improvement and improve the quality of life in their communities.

What is Parent University?

CMSD Parent University provides information through workshops on a variety of topics such as: computer basics, reading at home, advocacy for students and college readiness, which will help parents and caregivers increase their ability to advance student learning and promote academic success.

CMSD Parent University is free to all parents and caregivers of CMSD students.

Registration for workshops will be required.

Spring Session April 2 – May 31, 2012

Locations: Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy

Lincoln West

John Adams

James Rhodes

West Side Boys & Girls Club

We will provide dinner, recreational activities for children and raffles for all participants.
For more information, contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) at 216.858.0117.
In partnership with the Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Rid-All: A Green Movement Play opens this weekend at Karamu House

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

RID-ALL: A Green Movement is a science fiction adventure which explores the value of  environmental stewardship while educating urban youth and the general community  about environmental sustainability. The experience is interactive and fun with
a hip-hop twist to encourage taking care of the planet through recycling, agriculture training and going green.
Does the name Rid-All sound familiar?  They are one of organizations currently producing urban agriculture in the Kinsman neighborhood at BBC’s Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone.  This play is yet another way to introduce green concepts to neighborhood youth.

This performance is based on “Brink City, Green n’ the Ghetto” a comic book series by Damien Forshewith additional music and Lyrics by Sens Musiq

Performances on Saturdays at 1:00pm and 4:00pm starting this weekend (1/14) and continue through January 28th at Karamu House.  Cost is $10. Karamu House is located at:

 
2355 E. 89th St.
Cleveland, OH 44106
For more information call 216-795-7070 or  Purchase Tickets Online :
 

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 www.clevelandpromiseneighborhood.org 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.