June 2021 Plain Press Community Board

June 2021 Community Board


ACTION IS HOPE; panel discussion sponsored by Cleveland Public Theatre livestreaming April 30 from 7:00-8:15pm.Local leaders who have changed their community through activism in different ways speak about their process and what called them to activism. Action is Hope: a panel discussion is a call to action and a sharing of ideas to move us all toward action within our communities. Panelists include Francisca Da Silveira, Danielle Sydnor, Makayla Mattocks, and the discussion will be moderated by MyRon P. Edmonds, DMin. Visit www.cptonline.org to learn more about the Panelists and Moderator.

CLEVELAND PHOTOTHON 2021: Satellite Exhibitions during June 11th Walk-about Tremont from 6-10 p.m. at Crust Tremont, 2258 Professor; Doubting Thomas, 856 Jefferson Avenue; Edison’s Pub, 2373 Professor Avenue; and Treehouse, 820 College Avenue.

78th STREET STUDIOS: Various studios open on the 3rd Friday in June.

COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING: The Cleveland Museum of Art will open a Community Arts Center in the Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression at 2937 W. 25th Street. (former home of Astrup Awning Company). The opening ceremony will be virtual ceremony on Saturday, June 12th at 9:30 a.m., for more information visit www.clevelandart.org. The Community Arts Center will feature art displays and free hands on art activities and experiences.  The hours of the Community Arts Center will be 2-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.


CONSENT DECREE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: The next meeting is at 6:00 pm on June 9th. To offer your input on police reform in Cleveland, or to express your concerns and ask your questions, register for any of the Consent Decree public meetings by visiting unitedwaycleveland.org.

CLEVELAND PEACE-MAKERS ALLIANCE (CPA) is committed to providing community-led prevention, intervention, and restoration services to those in our communities who need us most. We know that most people are not violent, and we believe that those who are, can change. We offer: Mentoring, Youth Development, Anger Management, Financial Literacy, Workforce Development, Job Readiness, Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Employment Resources, Chess Program and much more. 216-243-7002.


OHIO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE reminds Ohioans it is a resource to help them become more knowledgeable and empowered insurance consumers.  Educational insurance tips sheets, guides, and toolkits are available on the department’s website, www.insurance.ohio.gov. To talk with a department insurance expert, call 1-800-686-1526 and 1-800-686-1578 for Medicare help. You can also participate in the department’s interactive insurance webinars.

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING STARTS WITH YOU: Learn more at: BEFOREYOUBET.ORG. Gambling problem: call 1-800-589-9966.


CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OMBUDSMAN OFFICE serves as a resource to assist parents, guardians, caregivers and community members with disputes or concerns that have not been resolved at the school building level, i.e. bullying, academic disputes, teacher/principal conflicts, transportation or other unresolved conflicts. The ombudsman’s office should be used only when you have exhausted all efforts to resolve a conflict at the building level, you feel strongly that your concern or issue requires mediation, and you believe a school or district policy has been violated. To reach the Ombudsman Office call the 24-hour message center at 216-838-0090 or email Ombuds@ClevelandMetroSchools.org, or visit CMSD Welcome Center at 1111 Superior Ave. E, 2nd Floor.

SAY YES CLEVELAND SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Visit SayYesCleveland.org to learn more.

THE LITERACY COOPERATIVE, the Cuyahoga County affiliate to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, offers a monthly free book to children until they reach age five. To register your child, please visit: www.literacycooperative.org/imagination-library. For more information call 216-776-6181.


ATTENTION CLEVELAND TENANTS: You may qualify for free legal representation at your eviction hearing if you have at least one minor child in your household and meet incoe quidelines. Call the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Right to Counsel line for Free Eviction help Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 216-861-5835, call 211 – available 24/7, or apply online at: FreeEvictionHelp.org.


NEIGHBOR UP COMMUNITY GARDEN AND FARMERS MARKET GRANTS: grants available for community gardens, farmers markets, and for garden art in the cities of Cleveland and East Cleveland. Grants will be reviewed on a rolling basis each week through June 15th. Find details at neighborupcle.org/garden


LEAD SAFE RESOURCE CENTER of the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition would like you to know the sources of lead, and how to prevent exposure. The Lead Safe Resource Center can help you to: protect your children from lead hazards, receive support to achieve Lead Safe Certification, attend Free lead safe workforce trainings, find out about financial assistance for landlords and property owners, understand more about screening and testing, learn more about lead poisoning prevention. For more information visit www.LeadSafeCLE.org or call 833-601-5323.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 VACCINATION SIGNUP: Appointments can be made at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Have questions about the mass vaccination clinics, or need assistance scheduling an appointment? Call 1-833-4ASK-ODH/1-833-427-5634 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. for assistance.

JOURNEY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND HEALING (Formerly Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center) Our mission is to provide services that foster safety and healing for those affected by child abuse and domestic violence and to prevent abuse through education, advocacy, and systemic change. Get Help Now. Call or text 216-391-4357 (HELP).



LAKE EFFECTS: PROGRESSIVE THINKING FOR THE CLEVELAND WE WANT: A website created by David Beach is now online at: www.lake-effects.org. The goal of the site is to create a resource for citizens and candidates for Mayor and City Council that will provide a useful collection of issues and ideas while stimulating a discussion about what a progressive city can be like. David Beach is the founder and former director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute and served as the editor of the Plain Press in the early 1980s.

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY COMMITTEE (AAPC) encourages all those who will, to come to the table to seek out solutions, rooted in public policy, that will help solve these myriad crises facing African American communities in Northeast Ohio. The AAPC meets the first Monday of every month from 2-3 p.m. For more information visit: www.noeblackhealthcoalition.org , call 216-295-0283 or email: neobhc@gmail.com.


ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE AGAINST LETHAL DRUGS (APALD): We are APALD. A call to all.  Cleveland Rally for Change to raise awareness and advocate for change in combating the synthetic drug epidemic in the United States. Friday, June 4th, 3-5 p.m., Public Square. 


CLEVELAND METRO PARKS OFFERS FREE MOBILE APP: Visitors to Cleveland Metroparks now have a new way to find trails and hidden gems across the 24,000 acre park district with the Cleveland Metroparks mobile app! The free mobile app is now available for download on all Apple and Android devices. Download the Cleveland Metroparks mobile app today and Find Your Path at clevelandmetroparks.com/app.


ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH RAINBOW CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 THRU 13: a five day a week camp for children with and without disabilities between the ages of 5 and 13. Camp will run from June 28 thru July 30. Camper applications available on parish website at: www.StAugustineCleveland.org, or in the parish office at 2486 W. 14th.

MERRICK HOUSE SUMMER CAMP:  June 21 thru July 30, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Jennifer at 216-771-5077, ext. 130.

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