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Forum highlights role of mental health in the reform of Cleveland Police Department

Plain Press, November 2015 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio and Disability Rights Ohio held a forum on October 1 to highlight the role of mental health in the reform of the Cleveland Police Department. The forum held at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center at E. 45th and Chester featured a panel … Continue reading

Labor Education and Arts Project honors memory of Max Hayes

Plain Press, November 2015   In honor of Max Hayes, a 20th Century champion of labor, democracy and social welfare, the Labor Education and Arts Project sponsored a commemoration in his memory on October 17th at the newly opened Max Hayes High School. North Shore Federation of Labor endorsed the event, the 2nd Northeast Ohio LaborFest … Continue reading

Coat Giveaway, Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy

Medicaid Education Workshop helps explain program

by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, November 2015   A panel of four people at a Medicaid Education Workshop held on October 20th offered answers to questions about Medicaid eligibility and what it covers; explained the various types of Medicaid programs; and offered an update about what is happening with Medicaid expansion in Ohio. Northern Ohioans for … Continue reading

Max Hayes students get a taste of teaching as cub scouts visit Building Construction Program

by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, November 2015   Max Hayes High School’s Building Construction Program served as host to some young guests from Cub Scout Pack 102 from Olmsted Falls on October 16th. The Cub Scouts were put right to work making toolboxes in the Max Hayes Construction Programs new state of the art facility. Max … Continue reading

International Village Neighborhood’s Cookout with the Cops

Neighborhood Family Practice

West Tech Alumni Association Museum


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN LEARN THE BASICS OF ADVOCACY, legislative process, and legislative research; engage in interactive advocacy training exercises; and hear from advocacy experts and policy makers.  The Cleveland session will be on November 9 from 1 – 4 PM … Continue reading

Governor fails to request work exemption for Cuyahoga County SNAP recipients

Plain Press, November 2015   As an October deadline looms, Ohio Governor John Kasich has failed to ask the federal government for a waiver that would allow people living in urban areas with high unemployment to receive food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  If the waiver is not requested, people in Cuyahoga County … Continue reading