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Community Board – October 2014

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for  the Near West Side.


THE SALVATION ARMY OHIO CITY, 4409 Clark Ave., will be celebrating Lights On Afterschool, on Thursday, October 23, from 5-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


TRICK OR TREAT ON CLARK AVE.  Presented by La Villa Hispana Merchants.  Free event where the businesses on Clark will be passing out candies and other treats for the children.  O’Reilly Auto Parts will be hosting Halloween Central in their parking lot.
Julia de Burgos and Young Latino Network volunteers will be at designated areas from Clark and West 25th to Clark and Fulton. For more information contact Selina Pagan at 216-281-4422 or  On Wednesday, October 29th 2014 from
5:30 pm until 7:30 p.m.

“GLOBAL CLEVELAND AND YOU.”  What does it mean to be a global, welcoming community?   A Community Conversation to discuss how Cleveland can be a more immigrant-friendly and welcoming city where all residents—current and  new—are embraced economically, socially and politically.   On Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm at Lutheran Hospital, Castele Learning Center at 1730 West 25th Street

RSVP: GLOBALCLEVELAND.ORG/welcoming .  Questions: Angela Woodson, 216-472-3282,,  Yvonne Pointer, 216-644-4889,

IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST  The Rev. Linda Jaramillo will address the immigration reform issue in a message to be presented at the regular 11 am, Sunday, Oct 19, service at Archwood United Church of Christ, 2800 Archwood Avenue. Rev. Jaramillo is the Executive Minister of the national UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. For more information, contact the church at 216-351-1060 or


FREE LEGAL AID clinic is first-come, first served for low-income individuals with civil legal issues (not criminal ones) for advice and referral.  Bring all relevant paperwork.  Clinic is scheduled for Saturday,  October 18 from 9:30am – 11am at Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Ave.  Cosponsored with the Legal Aid Society of  Cleveland.   Or new clients can call 888/817-3777 or 216/687-1900


DISCUSS ZONING FOR CLARK AVENUE at a Ward 3 meeting with Councilman Joe Cimperman and Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre Community Development Organization to be held at Clark Recreation Center at 5706 Clark Ave. on  Wednesday, October 1 at 6pm.  For additional information, contact Adam Stalder at 216/961-9073 ext 209 or email, or Maria Soucek at 216/961-9073 ext 202, or email

FOURTH ANNUAL GATHERING to celebrate three neighborhoods as one community.

The Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre  Community Development Office meeting will be held at West 58th Street Church of God, 3150 West 58th Street on

Thursday, October 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Please RSVP to SCFBCCDO: or 961-9073 x201.

METROHEALTH CAMPUS TRANSFORMATION MEETING: Share in the vision of transforming a hospital that will revitalize your neighborhood. Saturday, October 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Family Ministry Center, 3389 Fulton (Near Trowbridge). Lunch will be served and fun childcare will be provided with games and crafts. Please RSVP to 216-778-8118 or by Thursday, October 9th.

NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK NIGHT is scheduled for the last Tuesday on the month – October 28th – from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Archwood United Church of Christ at 2800 Archwood.  Meet new people, share ideas, and connect on issues that matter to you.  Contact Keisha Gonzalez at 216/961-9073 ext. 204 or


UTILITIES RESOURCE FAIR, a free event, will be hosted by  Cuyahoga Job and  Family Services and the Home Heating and Weatherization Task Force  at West Side Community House at 9300 Lorain Ave, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It  will provide information and resources to the community, and enable customers to apply for utilities assistance programs such as Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Percentage of Income Program (PIPP Plus) and Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP).  Customers can apply for county benefits programs such as Medicaid, Child Care and Food Assistance.  There will be a free Utilities Assistance Programs Training Workshop at noon; registration is online for the workshop at For information, call 216-987-7010 or visit


VOLUNTEER WITH CLEVELAND SCHOOLS: Nonprofit seeking people age 55 and older to help with literacy tutoring (grades K-3) and lunchtime mentoring (grades 4-6) for elementary schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Call 216-391-9500 or email

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