Posts Tagged ‘free’

Building Community Through the Arts

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

You Are Invited!

Building Community Through the Arts:

Two Free Workshops with Artist and Advocate Lily Yeh

Wednesday, June 9th

10 am to 11:30 am

and

12:30 pm to 2 pm

Senior Outreach Services

2390 East 79th Street

(Corner of East 79th and Quincy)

Using a model proven in her 20 years at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia, Yeh will discuss how you can use arts to create a sense of community in your neighborhood. Learn more about Yeh and her work worldwide at www.barefootartists.org

Workshops are free, but you must register. Lunch is provided

Workshops

General Workshop

Learn the methodology behind the model 10 am to 11:30 am (You must attend this workshop with others from your group, organization, or neighborhood if you plan on attending the second workshop.)

Project Workshop

Learn how to launch a project in your community 12:30 pm to 2 pm (You must attend the morning workshop in order to attend this workshop. Please attend with others from your group, organization, or neighborhood.)

Please RSVP to Cynthia Lewis at 216.393.4642 or via email at clewis@neighborhoodgrants.org.

Memorial Day Event @ Woodland Cemetery in Central Neighborhood

Monday, May 17th, 2010

On May 22nd, May 23rd, and May 29th starting at 9:00am community members are invited to Woodland Cemetary to help place flags on the veteran graves.   The Woodland Cemetary is located between E. 66th and E. 71st Streets along Woodland Avenue in the Central neighborhood.  There are nearly 2100 veterans in 100 sections of the cemetery that need to be decorated for Memorial Day.  Please come even if you can only spend a few hours.  Your assistance is  welcomed.

On Monday May 31st at 10:00am The Woodland Cemetary will be having its annual Memorial Day ceremony.  This year they will be honoring Vietnam Veterans along with all service men to thank them for what they have done to protect and serve us!!

If you are interested in participating visit the Woodland Cemetary Foundation web site at www.wcfcle.org

SPICE UP YOUR GARDEN

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Spice Up Your Garden!

An Ohio State University Extension Urban Agriculture Program Workshop

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ben Franklin Community Garden

1905 Spring Road in Cleveland

Spice up your garden with a few herbs! Take this opportunity to learn how to grow herbs that will add fresh flavor to your cooking and color to your garden.

All workshops are FREE and open to the public but registration is required. To register please call 216- 429- 8224, or e-mail  key.46@osu.edu

There are several Community Gardens in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods.  If you’d like more information on starting a community garden in our neighborhood, please contact BBC at 216-341-1455.

Ohio Treasurer-10th Annual Personal Finance-Program

Friday, April 16th, 2010

   SMART MONEY CHOICES

2010 Cleveland Area Conference

Presented by the Ohio Treasury

Participate in a FREE half or full-day personal finance seminar focusing on Budgeting, Credit and Debt Management, Retirement Planning and more!

Skyline Hotel and Conference Center

5300 Rockside Road

Independence, OH 44131

May 7, 2010

8:00 am- 11:45 am (Registration at 7:30 am)

or

1:00 pm- 4:45 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm)

  • This conference includes an opening session, panel discussion, two breakout sessions taught by financial planning experts, and a closing session.
  • Smart Money Choices can be attended in the morning or afternoon, and is also offered as a full-day seminar.

To register visit www.ohiotresurer.gov or call 1-800-0228-1102

 

 

Free Traning for Faith Based and Community Based groups

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
 The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI) Announces Capacity Building Assistance for Nonprofits and Community Groups

Free Trainings and One-on-One Technical Assistance

In line with their mission to strengthen the capacity of faith-based and community-based groups, GOFBCI is offering high-quality capacity building training and technical support through teh Community Engagement Partnership Grant Program.  As part of this initiative, regional partners are now providing free trainings and technical assistance to any interested faith-based or community-based organization or nonprofit, anywhere throughout the state.

The trainings will focus on finding and applying for grants, obtaining 501(c)(3) status, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit basics, board and committee development, and more. 

In addition to the trainings, regional partners listed below will also provide free one-on-one technical assistance to individuals and organizations upon request. Training and technical assistance will be available through June 30, 2011. The April through June 2010 training schedule is listed below by region. 

To view a map of the training regions please click here.

These free workshops and one-on-one support are available to interested individuals, organizations with 501(c)(3) status and organizations who have not obtained 501(c)(3) status.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAININGS

 Hands on Volunteer Network of the Valley (HOVN) – Serving Northeast Ohio

If you are from Northeast Ohio, please take a minute to complete their regional needs assessment survey.

Contact:
Kristy Boyles
Project Director
HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley
5500 Market Street, Suite 106
Youngstown, Ohio 44512
Phone: (330)782-5877 x 14
http://www.hovn.org/
kboyles@hovn.org

Training Schedule:
May 18, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
So, You Want to Start (and/or Expand) a Nonprofit
Akron, Ohio

May 22, 2010
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Community Organizing Fundamentals
Cleveland, Ohio

Registration:
To register for training or to ask about technical assistance, please contact Kristy Boyles

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Managing Your Credit 101

Monday, April 5th, 2010

State Representative Sandra Williams

Managing Your Credit 101

A free seminar on budgeting, managing debt, and credit counseling

Saturday, April 10, 2010

10 am-1pm

Unified Technology Center, Room 202A

Cuyahoga Community College

2415 Woodland Ave.

Representatives from CBC Credit Services and Apprisen Financial Advocates (formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Services) will be on hand to provide resources and advice on how to effectively manage your credit.

For questions regarding this event, contact 614-466-1414.

The Summer Sprout Program

Monday, March 15th, 2010

The Summer Sprout Program is currently accepting applications for new community gardens.  The program takes place within the City of Cleveland and is focused on nurturing community gardens to grow vegetables.  There are several Summer Sprout gardens in the Central and Kinsman neighborhoods, including E. 35th Street, E. 61st Street at Quincy Avenue, Colfax Road and Marshall Avenue.

 Summer Sprout may provide seeds, starter plants, soil, fertilizer, rototilling and educational resources to gardeners.  In order to apply one must:

  1. Be a resident of Cleveland
  2. Have legal permission to use property to garden in the City of Cleveland
  3. Have at least 5 garden members who are not all related
  4. Be willing to attend educational workshops and donate time back to the Summer Sprout Program

The deadline to submit all materials to the OSU Extension is March 19, 2010.  For more information please contact Jim Thompson, Summer Sprout Program Assistant OSU Cuyahoga County Extension at  216.429.8200 ext. 246.

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.

It Takes A Village to Raise a Child

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Join with others who have an interest in improving the lives of children for an evening of Coffee and Conversation

All are invited- including youth

Hear about and share successes!

It takes a Village to Raise A Child

Wednesday  February 24, 2010

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Urban Community School

4909 Lorain Avenue

Parking is free, coffee and desserts provided. Please use entrance and parking off W. 48th St.

Hosted by NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS

For more information or to RSVP, please call : 216/393-4622 or visit www.neighborhoodgrants.org