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Monday, November 5th, 2012


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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!

CMSD Parent University: Spring Session

Monday, April 16th, 2012

CMSD Parent University :


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 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.

YMCA Summer Activities camp

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Know someone who is looking for affordable summer activities for their child? Well look no further! The YMCA Summer Activities camp is here!

 Who: Open to students entering 5th-8th grades.

What: Summer Activities Camp with weekly field trips and free dinner for all youth 18 and under

When: 2 four week sessions, starts June 14th Mon-Fri., 1pm-6pm.

Where: The Downtown YMCA Youth Center, 2200 Prospect Ave.

Why: All youth need structured activities and you get all this for just $12!!! And if you still need help affording the cost, the YMCA offers scholarships for programs and membership.

 So sign up fast, space is filling up! Please pass on the word.

Please contact Shanita S. Tartt,Program Director, Community Youth Services, YMCA of Greater Cleveland, 2200 Prospect Ave. E, Suite 900, Cleveland, OH 44115

P: 216.263.6872  F: 216.263.6896

9th Annual Rhapsody Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Summer Camp  that turns tables

Inspiring Creativity In Modern Music, Art, Dance, and Poetry For Students Ages 11 andd Up

July 19-30, 2010 Idea Center at PlayHouseSquare

9th Annual Rhapsody Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp

Progressive Arts Alliance provides an exceptional opportunity for students to meet new friends, share and create each summer through our annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp.

Camp activities are alot of fun, but they also help students develop their imagination, creativity, The camp is held at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare.

This two-week camp is open to students age 11-18, and features hands-on workshops that allow students to learn more about the history and creative expressions of hip-hop culture:

DJing, MCing (rapping), Dance (breaking), Graffiti Art.

Students learn more about the arts and how hip-hop can be a positive, productive form of creative self-expression. The program culminates in a dynamic performance the last day of camp!

For Camp Registration Information:



call: 216. 772. 4PAA (4722)

Serenity Drill Team Looking for new members

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

 Serenity Drill team is now looking for young ladies ages 5-18 to come and be apart of a lifelong sisterhood starting with stepping.

Their mission is to empower the women of tomorrow by skill building through drill team.

For more informationplease call SHUNTAMA @ (216)799-1400 or TIAUNA @(216)355-7592

Serenity Drill Team is funded in part from a grant from Neighborhood Connections.

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. 

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.