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New program hopes to engage community in new approaches to healthy housing

 by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2015) Residents and stakeholders in the Stockyard, Clark Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre (SCFBC) neighborhoods will soon have an opportunity to participate in a pilot program called Engaging the Community in New Approaches to Healthy Housing (ECNAHH). The program, which just received a BUILD Health Challenge Grant from a group … Continue reading

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NEOCycle at Edgewater Park

Max Hayes High School offers pre-apprenticeship program in building and construction trades

(Plain Press, October 2015) (CMSD News Bureau) Max S. Hayes High School will offer a pre-apprenticeship program that puts students on a fast track to jobs in the construction trades. State approval of the Building and Property Maintenance and Construction Technologies program was announced Aug. 31 at a grand-opening celebration for the career and technical … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice to expand services with new funding from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(Plain Press, October 2015) Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP), a federally qualified non-profit community health center serving patients from five office locations on Cleveland’s near west side, was recently awarded more than $1 million in Affordable Care Act funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS). “The HHS funds go hand in hand … Continue reading


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ADULT EDUCATION ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES is sponsored by Parma City Schools Adult Education Services. FREE.  Students must attend orientation to register for class.  Orientations begin promptly at the time listed, and students must attend the entire session.  … Continue reading

Environmental activists trade notes on current fights

by Randy Cunningham (Plain Press, October 2015) Social media has become an important part of activism, regardless of the issue.  But when all is said and done there is no substitute for activists getting together in the flesh to trade notes and war stories about their current organizing. They did just that on Sunday, September … Continue reading

MetroHealth opens Cleveland students’ eyes to health careers

(Plain Press, October 2015)  CMSD NEWS BUREAU New vistas opened on September 15th for some Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students – all they had to do was cut through the MetroHealth System cafeteria, pass the cash registers and turn right. Nearly 50 ninth-graders from Lincoln-West and James F. Rhodes high schools gathered in a … Continue reading

State Representative Nickie Antonio honored with Ursuline Piazza Red Ribbon Award

(Plain Press, October 2015) Sister Susan Zion, executive director of Ursuline Piazza at St. Augustine Manor announced that Ohio House District 13 State Representative Nickie J. Antonio is the recipient of the 2015 Ursuline Piazza Red Ribbon Award. Representative Antonio will receive the award on September 26th at the organization’s A Cause for Clams fundraiser. … Continue reading

Bridge Beats and Treats Festival