Archive for ‘youth’

CMSD Public Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

There will be a Cleveland Metropolitan School District meeting tonight, 1/6/10, regarding the new transformation school plan.  The meeting will be located at East Technical High School, from 6pm to 8pm.  Click here for the public announcement presentation that was released today.

BBC’s Winter Newsletter is Hot Off the Press!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

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The Community Connector: Winter 2010

Central Neighborhood Family Day!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Central Neighborhood Family Day!

Sponsored By

Sisters of Charity, Boy Scouts of America,

St. John A.M.E. Church, St. Vincent Hospital

Admission: $3.00

Date: Saturday September 26, 2009

Time: 12:00p.m.—5:00p.m.

Place: St. John A.M.E. Church

2261 E40th St. & Central Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44103

Carnival Games!


City Stars Players a Big Hit at Lonnie Burton Rec Center

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Lighthouse, Inc. and Heaventrain, two organizations that have been dedicated to the Central, Kinsman, and Garden Valley neighborhoods, recently held an event at Lonnie Burten Recreation Center whereby players from the Cleveland City Stars soccer team mentored kids from the community. The following is an excerpt from the Cleveland City Stars e-newsletter.

Community Day at the Lonnie Burton Recreation Center was held Thursday afternoon and the event proved successful.

Over 180 children from 19 different rec centers from across Cleveland attended the event, which was hosted by the Cleveland City Stars in partnership with The City of Cleveland Recreation Department, HeavenTrain and DownTheWay.

The event consisted of soccer training from the Cleveland City Stars as well as small sided games for the kids to put their new skills to the test. At the conclusion of the games, the kids had a chance to watch Midfielder #16 Dana McGregor show off some of his soccer tricks. The day ended with an inspirational talk from CCS captain Mark Schulte about “achieving your dreams” that included a question and answer session. The soccer equipment for the clinic was kindly donated by Dick´s Sporting Goods and Charter One Bank.

“To see these kids from rival neighborhoods in Cleveland come together to play soccer is great to see,” said Andy Batten from HeavenTrain. “People sometimes assume that bad things will happen if you bring these neighborhoods together, but today is proof that good things can happen and if we put in the time we can make it happen more often.We sometimes have trouble getting people to come down here to help us out, but the City Stars came out on their own and we’re very appreciative of that.”

Every child in attendance at Thursday’s event received free tickets, courtesy of SwissTTP, to attend Saturday’s match with Real Maryland. After spending a day playing with the Stars, the children will now have a chance to come out and watch their new friends and role models in action.

“This was a life-changing event for us because we were able to bring so many kids together that normally wouldn’t have a chance to interact. We have kids from all across the city that were able to play with new people and make new friends,” said City Stars General Manager Mark Geissbauer. “With SwissTTP donating the tickets, we’re excited to have the children out for Saturday’s game so our players can put on a show for them.”

Youth Safety Fair This Saturday

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

The City of Cleveland Bureau of Community Policing presents a

Saturday, April 12, 2008
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
at Central Cadillac Hummer
2801 Carnegie Ave.

Featuring Free Fingerprinting and DNA ID Kits for youth

Other activities include:

  • Cleveland Police DARE Truck
  • Eddie the Eagle & McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Cleveland Fire Department
  • Cleveland EMS
  • Cleveland Motorcycle and Mounted Unit

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Community Policing at (216) 623-5080.

Youth Summit coming to Weed & Seed Safe Haven

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Youth from the community are invited to a Youth Summit hosted by Youth Economical Social Services. The summit will take place on Thursday, November 1 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Central Weed & Seed Safe Haven, located at 7504 Cedar Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Twila Norris at (216) 432-1818.