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Plain Press Community Board – June 2018

COMMUNITY BOARD
June 2018
The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters.
ARTS/THEATRE/FILM
LAND STUDIO ART IN THE PARK: Herman Park: Wednesdays June 6 through June 27 from 1-2 p.m. Dudley Triangle (W. 73 & Elton) Thursdays June 14 & June 28th from 1-2 p.m.
CUDELL FINE ARTS CRAFT CARNIVAL: Thursday, June 14 Noon – 3 p.m. A festivity of games and prizes to kick off summer and present the summer schedule of programs.
CUYAHOGA ARTS AND CULTURE’s deadline for the first step in its application process is June 21. A free workshop will be held on Friday, June 8th from 10-11 a.m. at Foluke Cultural Arts, 2234 E. 55th. For information on how to register for the workshop contact India Pierre-Ingram at ipierreingram@cacgrants.org or call 216-515-8303 x107.
WALKABOUTTREMONT is held every second Friday from 6 to 10 pm. For more information, visit walkabouttremont.com
78TH STREET STUDIOS, 1300 W. 78th Street. Art Opening for over 50 studios and galleries every 3rd Friday of every month, 5-9 p.m. 78streetstudios.com.
CUDELL FINE ARTS BUG FEST: Thursday, June 28, 2-5 p.m. A celebration of insects and their relatives. Annual event designed for children of all ages. Display of student art with an insect theme, face painting, music, and snow cones, candy and prizes for participants.
CLEVELAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: Free outdoor theatre performance of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida on June 29th at Lincoln Park. Show starts at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
BENEFITS
FOOD ASSISTANCE is just a phone call away. Call 216-738-7239 or visit GreaterClevelandFoodBank.org. Text FOOD to 63566 for information about Food Stamps (SNAP) applications, food pantries, free produce and hot meals. Income guidelines for SNAP: Gross monthly household income less than $1,207 for one person; less than 1,760 for two people; less than $2,213 for three people; less than $2,665 for four people; and add 4453 for each additional person beyond four people. (Note: limits are higher for those age 60 or older or disabled).
MEDICARE: If you’re one of the many Americans who have difficulty paying for health care costs, there may be ways you can save money on your Medicare premiums and other costs even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid. Medicare has four programs that may be able to help you with healthcare costs: Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program; Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program; Qualifying Individual (QI) Program; and Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program. To see if you are qualified for one of these programs call the State of Ohio Healthcare Assistance Program at 1-800-686-1578; TTY:1-614-644-3745, http://www.insurance.ohio.gov, or visit Medicare.gov for more information.
OHIO BENEFITS: Need to apply, renew or report changes to your Medicaid. Call 1-844-640-OHIO (6446).
CUYAHOGA BENEFITS: To apply for childcare, food assistance, cash assistance, or Prevention, Retention, and Contingency Program (PRC) benefits call the Cuyahoga Benefits Application Hotline at 216-416-4440. You can also visit a Cuyahoga Job and Family Services Neighborhood Family Service Center: Old Brooklyn, 4261 Fulton Parkway, 635-2918; or Westshore , 9830 Lorain Avenue, 939-2523.
CITY CLUB
FOR THE LOVE OF CLEVELAND: Join the discussion at the first City Club Forum’s For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place series, a FREE conversation in Public Square on how to ensure our urban streets and sidewalks are safe for all, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Tuesday, June 5th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Panelists: Calley Mersmann, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Cleveland City Planning Commission; Organizer, Open Streets Cleveland; and Krista Nightengale, Managing Director, The Better Block. This conversation will be moderated by Rick Jackson, ideastream® senior host/producer. A second discussion will take place on June 12th at the same time and place titled Balancing Form and Function – on development in Cleveland.
CITY OF CLEVELAND
FREE EMERGENCY ALERTS FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Keep informed about emergency situations in your neighborhood with this GodeRED service. To sign up visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us.
VACANT LAND REUTILIZATION PROGRAM: vacant land is available through the Land Bank Program for side yard expansion or new construction. Applications sought that will contribute to the economic, social or environmental betterment of the city. Lots also can be leased or licensed for certain interim uses such as community/market gardens. Questions and information call the Land Bank Office at 664-4126.
CMSD FACILITIES PLAN
CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT will host neighborhood meetings to update residents on future plans for school facilities in their neighborhood. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.
DETROIT SHOREWAY/EDGEWATER/CUDELL neighborhoods: Tuesday, June 5th, at 6 p.m. at Gallagher School, 6601 Franklin Blvd: CMSD Master Facility Plan update for Joseph Gallagher and Marion Seltzer schools.
OHIO CITY/TREMONT neighborhoods: Tuesday, June 19th at 6 p.m. at Tremont Montessori, 2409 W. 10th. Discuss Master Facility Plan updates for Tremont Montessori.
CLARK FULTON/STOCKYARD neighborhoods: Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln West High School, 3202 W. 30th Street. Discuss Master Facilities Plan updates for Clark School, Lincoln West School of Global Studies, and Lincoln West School of Science and Health.
KAMMS/BELLAIRE-PURITAS neighborhoods:: Monday, June 25th at 6 p.m. at Douglas MacAuthur Girls’ Leadership Academy, 4401 Valleyside Road, Discuss Master Plan updates for Valleyview Boys’ Leadership Academy and Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy.
BROOKLYN CENTRE NEIGHBORHOOD: Thursday June 28, at 6 p.m. at Denison School, 3799 W. 33rd Street. Discuss Master Facilities Plan updates for Denison School.
COMMUNITY
RECESS CLEVELAND: Grill. Play. Chill. Free BBQ, fun and games at 7805 Madison Avenue every Tuesday from June 5th to August 7th from 4:30 -7:30 p.m. weather permitting. Music, games, food and activities for all ages. Neighbors are invited to bring food and snacks to share. For more info: recessdetroitshoreway.com.
EDGEWATER LIVE: Every Thursday from 4:30-9 PM until August 2nd. Free concert with lineup of live music, food trucks, volleyball and entertainment at Edgewater Beach.
GORDON SQUARE PRESENTS: Friday, June 8, 5-8 p.m. on the Plaza of Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Ave. Free outdoor performance.
IOBY CLEVELAND: Have a crowdfunding idea? Join Indigo Bishop of IOBY Cleveland at The Hive, 6815 Euclid, Friday, June 8th, 4-6 p.m.
ST COLMAN DAY OF MUSIC: Saturday, June 9, noon to 8 p.m. Part of100th anniversary celebration of St. Colman Church, 2027 W. 65th Street. Enjoy food and indoor and outdoor performances from classical, to Latin to rock at the Church and Parish Hall.
LA PLACITA: A Latino themed open-air market, Saturday, June 9, 1-10 p.m. in the Hispanic Business Center Parking Lot on Clark Avenue at W. 25th. Live entertainment, food, art & vendors.
FEDERATION OF NEWTORK MINISTRIES DAY OF RECLAIMATION: June 9th, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Featuring Men’s Empowerment summit and Community Art Festival on the Campus of Holy Trinity Church & Cultural Arts Center, 7209 Woodland. Distribution of free shoes, free food, health & wellness fair, games, art exhibit & market place. Free pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m.; puppet show with free popcorn 4-5:45 p.m.
CLIFTON ARTS AND MUSICFEST: Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Clifton Boulevard.
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA LATIN AMERICAN FESTIVAL: Saturday, June 16, Noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday June 17, 2 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Live musical performances, Latin American cuisine, games, carnival rides & more.
FAMILIA has been established to engage, empower, and create a voice for the residents of the Clark-Fulton area to address issues such as safety, housing, education, civic rights and health issues for the wellbeing of families in the community. Monday June 18th, from 6-7:30 pm, at Hispanic Alliance Inc, 3110 W. 25th Street (at Clark). For info, contact Sonia Monroy Matis , 216-661-4249 or smatis@hispanicallianceinc.org.
HANDS ACROSS CLE: The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to Hands Around Mall C, Resource Fair on Friday, June 15th from Noon to 2 p.m. For more information call the Community Relations Board at 664-3290.
PAINTING IN THE PARK FAMILY FUN DAY: On Saturday, July 14, 2018, Furaha Forever Productions will host their 4thAnnual Painting in the Park Family Fun Day in Lincoln Park-Tremont from 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come experience an afternoon of art, fashion and creativity featuring Clothing Designers Diane Liston from Styles of Imagination, Reggie Haymon of Redux Clothing, Artists LaSaundra Robinson, Charllen Huff, and many more. There will also be live painting presentations, artsy vendors and various creative activities for children and families. This is a FREE family event you will enjoy. For tickets and or information, contact 216-202-0784 or visit us at http://www.ffpinfo.org.
HANDS ACROSS CLE: The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board invites all Clevelanders to Hands Across the Lorain Carnegie Bridge Street Festival on Friday September 1st from noon to 2 p.m. For more information call the Community Relations Board at 664-3290.
DONATIONS
DONATE YOUR UNWANTED, USABLE GOODS. Cuyahoga County businesses and residents can donate their unwanted items with the help of a useful book published by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District called Pass It On: A Resource-Full Guide to Donating Usable Stuff. It lists over 120 community service and nonprofit organizations that work on behalf of youth, seniors, the homeless and others in Cuyahoga County. Toys, art supplies, clothing, books, school supplies, office equipment, sporting goods, tools, furniture and more can be donated to the organizations listed in this guide. Donating usable goods helps others and reduces waste. Would-be donators of goods can search how to donate or recycle their items on the District’s “What Do I Do With?” database at http://www.CuyahogaRecycles.org. Additionally, a printable PDF is available at: http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/pass_it_on_book. People can also request copies of the soft-bound book by calling the Solid Waste District at 216.443.3749 or online at http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/PublicationRequest.aspx.
EDUCATION
GALE COURSES: Free online classes with your library card. Classes run for six weeks and begin every month. Many types of classes including accounting, computer applications, legal and personal development. To enroll visit heep://cpl.org/galecourses and click GET STARTED NOW. Browse the site and pick a class. Select a start date. Create an account and enter your library card number.
GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH CLINICS at the Cleveland Public Library Main Library, Center for Local and Global History, 6th Floor, Louis Stokes Wing, 525 Superior Avenue. Saturday, June 9th from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free and open to all. No registration. Beginners should arrive by 10:45 a.m. All others can arrive any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
CHOICE MAGAZINE LISTENING: A free audio magazine for adults with impaired vision or other disability. Choice Magazine Listening records the best articles, stories and poems from over 100 of the finest magazines. Call toll free from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-888-724-6423 or visit http://www.choicemagazinelistening.org.
EDUCATION, OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING, AND PERSONAL GOAL SETTING and a $10 per hour stipend are among the features offered to individuals age 18-24 eligible for the OhioGuidestone CCMEP TANF Cuyahoga program. To qualify you will need to meet requirements for eligibility to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Orientations are held weekly. To reserve a spot call 440-260-6817.
FREE DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING: Learn high-demand digital skills used in today’s workplace in Digital C’s ReStart Program. No experience necessary. Class computer provided. Classes designed for Cleveland residents with little or no digital skills or experience. Open to eterans, single heads of household receiving public assistance, young adults aging out of foster care and re-entry. Contact us at: restart@digitalc.org or visit http://www.digitalc.org/restart.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) classes are offered by ASPIRE Greater Cleveland throughout the year at community centers and libraries. Adults who wish to attend the ESOL classes must complete an orientation session. Call 833-277-4732 or visit the website: inspiregreatercleveland.org for a complete list of orientation sessions.
FREE GED PREP: Eastman Branch Library, W. 116th and Lorain Avenue, 2nd Floor. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10: 15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.. Instructor: Alex. No appointment necessary.
FREE ADULT BASIC EDUCATION & GED CLASSES: One-to-one tutoring, learn at your own pace, friendly and relaxed place to learn. Seeds of Literacy located at 3104 Clark Ave, 3rd Floor. Call 216-661-7950 or visit http://www.seedsofliteracy.org.
ENVIRONMENT
DON’T BREAK THE LAKE: A partnership between City of Cleveland Water Department, Sustainable Cleveland and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asks you to combat plastic pollution in Lake Erie by switching from single-use disposable plastic bags to reusable shopping bags, and switching from single-use water bottles to reusable water bottles. To get involved & join the conversation visit Sustainable Cleveland on Facebook: @SustainableCleveland; on Twitter: @sustainableCLE or at: dontbreakthelake.org.
WEST SIDE CREATION CARE TEAM is an ecumenical grassroots organization promoting care for creation, including the climate crisis. WSCCT engages in public policy advocacy, with members writing letters to local newspapers, and directly to state and local lawmakers and executives on legislation related to sustainable, renewable energy alternatives and other issues that affect how we care for creation. To receive notices of meetings, events, etc., or to schedule a presentation at your faith community, send an email to: westsidecreationcare@gmail.com.
FOOD PANTRY
LINCOLN WEST HIGH SCHOOL will have a food pantry on June 12th from 3-5:30 p.m. Please bring your own bags.
PRINCE OF PEACE OUTREACH AND DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, 4800 Denison: Food Pantry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m.
SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH, 7719 Detroit Avenue: Food Pantry, Third Thursday, from 9-11 a.m.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST MOUNT MORIAH, 9807 Cudell Avenue, Food Pantry, 3rd Saturday, 11 a.m. -1 p..m.
SIMPSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 8519 Clark Avenue: Food Pantry, Last Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. – Noon.
FOOD SERVICE
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE LUNCHES: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) joins with the Cleveland Food Bank to provide lunches to students age 18 and under from June 4th to August 10th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the following area schools: Joseph Gallagher, 6601 Franklin Blvd; Luis Munoz Marin, 1701 Castle Ave; Paul Dunbar, 2159 W. 29th; Thomas Jefferson, 3145 W. 46th; Walton, 3409 Walton Avenue; and Charles Mooney, 3213 Montclair Avenue.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE DINNER: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) joins with the Cleveland Food Bank to provide dinner to students age 18 and under from June 4th to August 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue.
HEALTH & SAFETY
DETROIT SHOREWAY SAFETY WALKS: Exercise, meet your neighbors, pick up litter (bring a trash bag), talk to people in the community, report burned out street lights and more. All residents, friends, family and pets are welcome. Meeting dates & times: Thursdays June 7 and June 19 at 7 a.m. at Lorain Branch Library, 8216 Lorain Avenue.
LEAD SAFE LIVING – HEALTHY HOMES: Lead poisoning can harm your child. Lead poisoning can cause behavior and learning problems. By the time you notice, it may be too late. Get your child tested for lead. Protect kids – protect your investment. Resources available for eligible families: Free home lead inspection; free repair or removal of lead paint in your home; and free health related repair work. Call Lead Coordinator Ms. Gibson of the Department of Community Development Lead Hazard Repair Grant Program at Community Housing Solutions for your application appointment today at 216-651-0077.
IMMUNIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN: Get immunizations at McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Avenue, at no cost to you. Times: Every Monday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 1st, 2nd and fourth Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m.; every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 4-7 p.m. No appointment needed. Walk-ins accepted on first come, first served basis. Bring shot record or letter for school and Medicaid card (if applicable). Vaccinations are available for children who are uninsured, underinsured, or who have Medicaid. For more information call 664-6603 or 664-4120 or visit the Cleveland Health Department website at: http://www.clevelandhealth.org.
CARRY NARCAN! SAVE A LIFE!: Did you know you can get Narcan (a.k.a. nalozone) in certain pharmacies? Here is how it works: Visit your local pharmacy (Recommendation: Discount Drug Mart, Walgreens or Marcs pharmacies). Tell pharmacist you need to obtain Narcan (a.k.a. nalozone). You don’t need a written prescription for Narcan. Ther are no special requirements for obraining Narcan. Give the pharmacist your medical insurance invormation. Narcan is not free in the pharmacy, but your insurance may provide partial or full coverage for the medication.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAPPENS HERE TOO: For more information visit: HappensHereToo.org or visit the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking at collaborativeinitiative.org. Support is available for Human Trafficking victims at the Project STAR (Sex Trafficking Advocacy and Recovery) Hotline of the Cleveland Rape Crisis at 855-431-STAR (7827); Bellefaire JCB Homeless and Missing Youth Program Hotline at 216-570-8010 or at the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 888-3737-888.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING QUITTING SMOKING IN 2018? Are you over 18 with a cell phone with online access? Join our new research study and get a text messing program for smokers ready to quit; free counseling on how to quit; free nicotine patches or gum; paid to complete surveys. Help us learn what works for our community. Call NOW to join Path2Quit: 216-754ICAN or 216-754-4226 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PROJECT DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Nalozone) Program for individuals who use opiods and are at risk of death from opioid overdose and family and friends of those who are at risk of death from opioid overdose. Learn how to recognize and overdose and how to administer naloxone to reverse and opioid overdose. Distribute nalozone to participants free of charge. Cleveland Department of Public Health Thomas McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave. Walk-in hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays Noon- 8p.m. For more information please call Project DAWN at 778-5677 or visit http://www.metrohealth.org/projectdawn.
FREE SMOKE ALARMS FOR YOUR HOME are available through Operation Save-A-Life, a program of the American Red Cross and the Cleveland Fire Department, that provides free smoke alarms and batteries to Cleveland residents. Smoke alarms are installed by Cleveland firefighters at no cost to residents. Please note that application and installation process may take up to 90 days. Call the Operation Save-A-Life 24-hour hotline at 216-361-5535 to apply for free smoke alarms.
HOUSING
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is opening its Housing Choice Voucher Porgram (HCVP) tenant-based wait list via lottery from June 4 to June 8, 2018. The HCVP provides rental subsidy to low-income families through vouchers that can be utilized with private landlords throughout Cuyahoga County. Persons interested in submitting a pre-application to participate in the lottery can apply online at http://www.applycuyahogacounty.tenant.com. Local libraries and service agencies will also have computers available to the public to access the pre-application. Elderly or persons with disabilities can receive assistance by calling 1-800-741-9922. Paper or in-person applications will not be accepted. The call center will be active starting June 4 and the pre-application will be available on the website 24 hours a day from June 4 through June 8th. Questions? Visit the website or call the call center at 1-800—741-9922.
LEGAL ADVICE
FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC: The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland offers free, first come, first served, legal advice event for low-income individuals. July 14 at Lorain Branch Library, 8216 Lorain Ave. Intake from 10 – 11 a.m. For more information call 687-1900.
PARENTING
CUYAHOGA COUNTY FATHERHOOD CONFERENCE: Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Conference on Friday, June 15th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1260 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. You can register on the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative’s website at http://fatherhoodinitiative.cuyahogacounty.us/ (All events are free with registration.) The conference will consist of a Resource Fair, an Opening Plenary Session, a Town Hall Meeting, an Awards Luncheon and Educational workshops. The keynote speaker at the Awards Luncheon will be Dr. Charles Modlin, a world renowned kidney transplant surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic; founder of the Minority’s Men’s Center and the Minority Men’s Health Fair; proud son of a National Senior Games Association record holder in track; and a great father to his four children. The hours for the conference are from 8:00 am until 4:30 PM. Please call the Fatherhood Initiative office at 216-348-3967 if you have any questions about the conference or if you have any other issues for which we can be of assistance and remember that Fathers Matter!
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: An Awareness Program for Parents and Other Adults, Monday, June 18, Hispanic UMADAOP Youth Center, 3115 Scranton Road. Interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom. Snooping and Searching begins at 6 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Due to the nature of the materials presented, no youth are permitted to attend. The presentation is free. For further information contact Clark-Fulton MyCom Coalition – Hispanic UMADAOP at 216-459-1222.
FATHERHOOD DEVELOPMENT: Free programs: Job readiness & placement programs, financial literacy, healthy parenting, legal assistance, career counseling. Contact Passages Connecting Fathers and Families and New Beginnings for New Fathers at 3631 Perkins, or call 216-881-6776 or visit http://www.passages-oh.org.
METROHEALTH MOMS: Sign up for a chance to win a stylish diaper kit, free weekly emails, personalized to the growth and development of your baby. MetroHealth Moms guides you through your pregnancy. Each week learn something new about the growth of your baby. To sign up visit metrohealth.org/birthing and click on the MetroHealth Moms icon on the right-hand side.
MOMS FIRST: A helping hand for your pregnancy and your baby. Are you Pregnant? Do you live in the city of Cleveland? MomsFirst can help you learn how to reduce the stress that comes with being pregnant and parenting; connect to resources for housing, education and health care; understand how to keep your baby safe; find birth control options that work; set and achieve your goals fefore and after birth. Call 216-664-4194 to connect to a MomsFirst provider in your area. http://www.momsfirst.org.
BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS: A program for Dads only, taught by veteran dads. One day, three-hour course in a relaxed comfortable setting. Learn the best way to hold, feed and cuddle your new baby. Learn to change diapers. Interact with real babies with the help of male instructors skilled in baby care. Offered three times per month at MetroHealth Main Campus 216-778-3381. Breakfast or lunch will be provided.
STEPS TO A HEALTHIER WEIGHT PROGRAM: designed for people with a BMI of 25 and above. FREE for Reproductive Health Clinic patients at McCafferty Health Center (Room 233). Free access to exercise facilities and childcare included. For more information call Kathleen, RN at 216-664-4269.
POLITICAL ACTION
NATIONAL POOR PEOPLES’ CAMPAIGN: A national call for moral revival held each Monday until June 18th in Columbus, Ohio: non-violent direct action training at 11 a.m.: public rally outside the Statehouse at 2 p.m.; and Direct Action Civil Disobedience at 3 p.m. Participants can choose not to engage in direct action. The rally at 2 p.m. will not involve any direct action. The Ohio events are part of the national Poor Peoples Campaign. If you are able to provide or need transportation to these Monday events at the Columbus Statehouse, please fill out the form at this link: https://bit.ly/2G40FcY.
POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN CLEVELAND EVENT: Environmental Devastation, The Right to Healthcare: Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Archwood United Church of Christ, 2800 Archwood Avenue. Hear how environmental pollution and the right to healthcare are part of the fight for social justice. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by West Shore FACT, Cleveland Divestment Project, End Poverty Now, Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio and others. Refreshments.
GUN SAFETY: On Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 10:15AM until 11:15AM in the St. Malachi Church Hall, Dave Eggert of Ohioans for Gun Safety will speak about his organization and its effort to reduce gun violence in Ohio by closing background check loopholes. This forum, which is part talking and part listening, is open to the public and is a critical step toward developing a broadly supported, common sense background check ballot initiative to take to Ohio voters for approval. Consider: Ohio’s rate of gun deaths increased 25% in two years; Ohio’s gun death rate is now above the national average and getting worse; 20 States have enacted common sense background checks on gun sales – which make a difference; and Ohio could join them by using the ballot initiative process to bring common sense background checks to Ohio.
PEACE@THEPUB: Move the Money from the Pentagon to the People, Tuesday, June 12, Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th. The Poor Peoples Campaign and Move the Money Campaign join for a discussion of how to work together to challenge the status quo. For more information contact Peace Action Cleveland at peaceactioncleveland.org or call 216-264-3955
PUSHING FOR EQUALITY: TRANSGENDER EQUALITY AND BEYOND: (ACLU Summer Program) June 13, at 5:30 p.m. at ACLU of Ohio, 4506 Chester Avenue. Free parking. Light refreshments. RSVP at ACLUOHIO.ORG/CALENDAR, or by email at rsvp@acluohio.org or call 216-472-2200.
NUISANCE ORDINANCES: WHEN CALLING FOR HELP GETS YOU EVICTED: (ACLU Summer Program) June 25th at 6 p.m. at CSU Law Moot Courtroom, 1801 Euclid Avenue. (CLE/CEU credit available). RSVP at ACLUOHIO.ORG/CALENDAR, or by email at rsvp@acluohio.org or call 216-472-2200.
WARD 14 COMMUNITY MEETING with Councilwoman Jasmin Santana: Thursday, June 28th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Family Ministry Center, 3389 Fulton Road.
RETIREMENT PARTY
WEST SIDE COMMUNITY HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAWN KOLOGRAF is retiring. On Thursday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m. come to West Side Community House, 9300 Lorain Avenue, to celebrate Dawn’s years of mission driven work in the community. For more information email: info@WSCH.org or call 771-7297 ext. 326.
VOLUNTEERS
CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, needs volunteers to advocate for children who have been neglected and abused. CASAs are everyday citizens who are appointed by the Court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children and represent the children’s best interests. CASAs are trained to investigate, facilitate, advocate, and monitor one or two cases at a time to help the Court make the best decision for a safe, caring, and permanent home for children involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Those interested in becoming a CASA, please visit cfadvocates.org or call 216.443.3377 for more information.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Mobile Pantry at Walz Branch Library , 7910 Detroit Avenue on 4th Friday of the month at 11 a.m. See Mrs. Lefkowitz to volunteer.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS: War Up Cleveland and the Cleveland Public Library are seeking donations of handmade items to help our neighbors in need: hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, cloves, handwarmers, headbands, socks, slippers, sweaters, shawls, blankets, afghans, quilts, stuffed toys, baby clothes, baby bootees, and baby blankets. All sizes needed: infants to adults. Drop off completed items, yarn or supplies year-round at any Cleveland Public Library location. Donations of washable yarn ,knitting needles and crochet hooks are very much appreciated. Busy knitters and crocheters will turn your unwanted yarn into finished objects. All items are distributed to local charities. Join the group at: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/warm-up-cleveland. For more information contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921 or visit: http://www.cpl.org.
NORTHEAST OHIO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS (NEOCH): works to organize and empower homeless and at-risk men, women and children to break the cycle of poverty through public education, advocacy and the creation of nurturing environments. If you would like to find out more, or help, visit NEOCH at http://www.neoch.org .
YOUTH
LIT LEAGUE SPECIAL EVENT: Books on the Edge Author Visit: Enjoy fun in the sun at Edgewater Beach and meet Tiffany D. Jackson ,world explorer and Young Adult author of Allegedly and the newly-released Monday’s Not Coming. Monday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. at Edgewater Park Beach.
SUMMER LIT LEAGUE FINALE CELEBRATION: Saturday, August 4th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Complete Lit League and earn two free tickets to the Zoo and Rainforest for our Aug 4th celebration including the Cavs Scream Team, Z107.9, puppet shows, crafts, and the 12:30 p.m. drawing for Southwest Airlines gift cards (you must be present to win).
TEEN SUICIDE: LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS AND RISK FACTORS that may contribute to youth suicide by using the free online staff development (in-service) training for teachers and others who work and interact with youth on suicide awareness and prevention. The online staff development trainings offered by The Jason Foundation introduce the scope and magnitude of the problem of youth suicide on both the national and state level. It discusses the educator’s relationship that allows them to recognize when the youth are struggling or changing and how to respond. For more information and a list of the warning signs and risk factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideations visit The Jason Foundation at: http://www.jasonfoundation.com.

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