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Men Who Wish to Change reach out to Cleveland families of street violence victims

Plain Press, December 2015 Men Who Wish to Change, a group of prisoners in the Trumbull Correctional Camp, a state prison in Trumbull County, used their resources and contacts in Cleveland and Akron to host a condolence dinner for families of street violence victims. Men Who Wish to Change founder Rawn Nash recruited his Godmother, … Continue reading

Contra Dance, St. Patrick’s Church Hall

La Villa Hispana, Dream Neighborhood and W. 25th Corridor projects outlined at neighborhood meeting

Plain Press, December 2015 Over 140 people gathered at Lincoln West High School on November 4th to learn more about three catalytic community projects: La Villa Hispana, the Dream Neighborhood and the West 25th Street Corridor. Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins stressed that all three projects involved building on existing resources and assets. He said … Continue reading

College Now program aims to help CMSD students increase scores on ACT tests

by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, December 2015 College Now Greater Cleveland’s ImpACT the 216 program is working to help Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) high school students be better prepared to take the ACT test. The test measures college readiness and is used by colleges to select students for admission. ImpACT the 216 offers an … Continue reading

Dia de Muertos celebration by Artistas Latinos Unidos,

Trip to Veron, Dominican Republic


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. CARNEGIE WEST BRANCH LIBRARY A SERIES OF MICROSOFT WORD CLASSES are being offered on five Wednesdays at 11:15 am from December 2nd through December 30th.   Each class is an hour and a half. Classes are free of charge.  Please … Continue reading

Glass Bubble Project

Lincoln Heights Block Club acts in unity to voice concerns about parking on Scranton Road

Plain Press, December 2015 Over 40 people attended the Lincoln Heights Block Club meeting on November 9th at Pilgrim Church in Tremont, to offer input into what they hope will be a comprehensive, infrastructure master plan for their service area (east from the freeways I-90/I71 to the west at W.25th; and north from Fairfield and … Continue reading

Hearing addresses problems with customer service at Cleveland Public Power

Plain Press, December 2015 United Clevelanders Against Poverty held a public hearing on November 17th at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Church Avenue to address problems Clevelanders are having with Cleveland Public Power (CPP). Legal Aid Attorney Phil Althouse explained the City of Cleveland Ordinance, which governs Cleveland Public Power’s actions in case of a … Continue reading