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September 2021 Community Board

September 2021 Community Board

ARTS

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ARTS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 2937 W. 25th Street, Wednesday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.cma.org.

TRANSFORMER STATION, 1460 W. 29th Street, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.transformerstation.org.

CAN TRIENNIAL 2022: YOU ARE HERE: A multi-venue exhibition organized in collaboration with an intergenerational diverse team of curators to assemble more than a dozen exhibitions. The exhibitions will give us an experiential journey through the literal geography of our city, and the ever-complicated situational understandings of place, context, identity and action. Exhibit dates are July-August 2022. Artists apply FREE through September 30, 2021 at CANTRIENNIAL.ORG.

THE GALLERIES AT CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 1307 Euclid Avenue present BEST SERVED COLD by Shelley Brenner Baird. Open to the public from August 24-October 30th Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Catered opening reception September 4, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Shelley Brenner Baird presents 100 cloth dinner napkins screen-printed with news stories detailing true revenge stories involving food. A photograph of the food that inspired these very real crimes accompanies each napkin. The artist received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 1921. For more information visit: www.class.csuohio.edu/artgallery.

CLEVELAND SERVICES

CITY OF CLEVELAND OPT-IN RECYCLING PROGRAM: Cleveland residents can now opt in to the new bi-weekly curbside recycling program. Residents interested in joining the program must sign up by October 22 by calling 216-664-3030, or by visiting: https://bit.ly/2TrEXfu. For more information visit: http://www.clevelandohio.gov/waste.

SUPPORT/HELP: The City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers have a Social Support Service Specialist that can help connect individuals, adults, and senior citizens with various community services. The specialists can help to connect and refer individuals to medical/hospital related services, long-term counseling, and public assistance. They can advocate on behalf of your family for public entitlements such as veteran’s benefits, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, Head Start, and student loans. The Social Support Service Specialists also offer support and guidance to youth experiencing stigmatization, scapegoating, labeling, bullying, substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. Social Support Service Specialist Joy Hall (216)-857-7629 is assigned to both the Estabrook and Cudell Recreation Centers; Social Support Service Specialist Krisnia Hope (216)- 857-3238 is assigned to the Gunning, Clark and Michael Zone Recreation Centers.

COVID-19

$100 COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive for Ohio Medicaid Recipients: All Ohio Medicaid and MyCare members age 18 and older who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between now and September 15, 2021 will receive a $100 incentive. In Cuyahoga County alone, over 425,000 county residents are enrolled in Medicaid. There are 32 pop-up and standing vaccination sites in our region and many of these locations are providing the $100 Medicaid incentive. For more information about how to receive your incentive, please call member services at your health plan, you can find the number on the back of your healthcare member ID card or visit covidvaxonthespot.com

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital location, Ted and Jean Castele Learning Center, 2709 Franklin Blvd. Every Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. for individuals ages 12 and up. (those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or provide written consent from their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.) Parking on W. 28th North of the Hospital on Franklin Boulevard – enter through the Fulton Tower and follow the signs. To register call 216-448-4117. Registration line open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-in available. No appointment needed. For more info visit: www.clevelandclinic.org/vaccineappointment.

COVID 19 VACINATION: Case Western Reserve University is partnering with the City of Cleveland to provide vaccinations to eligible Cleveland residents. To schedule a vaccine, call 216-368-1964 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or visit www.case.edu/vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINES: To find a vaccine provider using the State of Ohio’s resources visit: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. You may also call the City of Cleveland for assistance with scheduling a vaccine appointment at 216-664-2222.

EDUCATION

CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon will deliver his annual State of the Schools address on Wednesday, September 22, at noon. For a live stream visit the City Club of Cleveland’s website at: www.cityclub.org.

THE CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION is seeking applicants for an open seat on the board. The deadline to apply is September 13th.  (deadline extended from the original deadline of August 23rd.) Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will appoint a school board member from the list of applicants. Residents of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District qualify to be appointed to the Board of Education (with the exception of elected public officials.) To obtain an application contact Dr. Monyka Price, the City of Cleveland Chief of Education by email at mprice@clevelandohio.gov, or by phone at 216-420-8087,  or visit clecityhall.files.wordpress.com to download an application. The opening on the Board of Education resulted from the resignation of Jasmine Fryer due to her move out of the school district.

ROCK HALL EDU: Access the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s free digital learning platform at www.edu.rockhall.com

ENVIRONMENT

LEAD SAFE CLEVELAND: The Lead Safe Resource Center can help you to learn more about protecting your children from lead hazards. For more information visit www.LeadSafeCLE.org or call 833-601-5323.

WARD 14 DUMPSTER DAYS: September 11 on W. 73rd and Neville Avenue (Corner Lot).

CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT IS CUYAHOGA COUNTY DOING ABOUT IT? For more information about Cuyahoga County’s programs visit the Cuyahog a county Sustainability Website at: https:sustainability.cuyahogacounty.us

TREE PLANTING: Learn how to plant any kind of tree: bare root, containerized, balled and burlap at: www.arborday.org/trees/planting

FIRST CALL FOR HELP

NEED HELP? CALL 2-1-1 OR VISIT 211OH.ORG TO CHAT ONLINE: Your link to community resources. United Way 2-1-1 provides help when you need it. Dial three numbers -2-1-1- and a compassionate professional will help you understand, find and access community resources 24 hours a day. Get connected. Get Help. 2-1-1 Helplink is free and confidential. 2-1-1 can provide guidance and information about: Food, housing and utility assistance; employment services; counseling services; drug and alcohol treatment; legal services; veterans’ services, tax preparation assistance, health care and many other needs you may have.

FOOD

FREE FRESH PRODUCE: The Centered Market, Gordon Square Campus, 5209 Detroit Ave., Noon -2 p.m. on September 16th.

HEALTH

MYELOMA LINK: African Americans have twice the rate of myeloma as white Americans. Common signs and symptoms of myeloma include: bone pain and or fractures; feeling tired and weak; and getting sick much more often than usual, due to a weakened immune system. For more information reach out at MyelomaLink@LLS.org or call 844-955-LINK (5465) or visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s website at: www.LLS.org/MyelomaLink.

HOUSING

FREE EVICTION HELP: Legal Aid offers free eviction help. An attorney by your side in eviction court can help preserve housing, get rental assistance, and negotiate with a landlord. If you know someone in need, encourage them to visit lasclev.org/contact to apply online for help 24/7, or call 888-817-8777 to get help. Visit www.lasclev.org to learn more.

CLEVELAND TEN YEAR HOUSING PLAN: The engagement team is thrilled to present the final recommendations, action steps, and scorecards to the public for feedback on Wednesday, September 15 at 6PM EDT via Zoom.  Live captioning and ASL translation will be provided. Please visit our website (www.clevelandhousingplan.com) to register here: https://www.clevelandhousingplan.com/meetings.html?locale=en

FAIR HOUSING LAW OVERVIEW FOR TENANTS: This course provides a comprehensive overview of fair housing rights for tenants including information on reasonable accommodations and modifications for persons with disabilities, emerging issues, and goals of fair housing. If interested in the course email the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research at: Education@thehousingcenter.org.

MENTAL HEALTH

SUICIDE PREVENTION: If your child or someone you love is struggling with depression or thinking about suicide, get help now. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is a free resource, available 24 hours a day for anyone who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Crisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line where trained crisis counselors support individuals in crisis. Text “Jason” to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained Crisis Counselor. Confidential support 24/7, for free.  Visit The Jason Foundation’s website to learn more about youth suicide, the warning signs, and how you can help make a difference.  JFI has never charged a school, community, or individual for the use of their programs or resources.  http://www.jasonfoundation.com

PUBLIC POLICY

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS: Read the latest research from this Northeast Ohio nonpartisan think tank at: www.communitysolutions.com

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION DATA BOOK SERIES: Visit online at: www.countyplanning.us/resources/databooks

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.

POLICY MATTERS OHIO: Read the latest research reports from this nonprofit policy research institute at: www.policymattersohio.org.

READ ROLDO ONLINE: Read columns by Cleveland’s premier investigative journalist Roldo Bartimole online at: https://havecoffeewillwrite.com

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.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

ACLU CIVIC ACTION TUESDAYS:  A conversation with the Social Justice Institute: Join the Social Justice Institute and the ACLU of Ohio for a critical conversation on the devastating impacts of cash bail and mass incarceration. September 7, 6-7:30 p.m. To find out how to register for this free virtual event call 216-368-7568 or email: socialjustice@case.edu.

RECREATION

LINDSEY FAMILY PLAY SPACE at Edgewater Park is now open. Located near the Upper Edgewater Picnic Shelter, the play and family gathering area features a wide range of nature play opportunities including boulders, water and sand play, as well as tunnels, climbing structures, slides and shaded areas.

TOWPATH TRAIL IN TREMONT: participate in special programming by the Cleveland Metroparks along the towpath trail in Tremont including Family Group, History Walks, Walking Club, Running Club and Tremont Birders. For more information visit www.experiencetremont.com/towpath-trail. To register or for more information email: towpath@tremontwest.org.

TAKE A HIKE: Free Historic Walking Tours of Cleveland include a Canal Basin tour on Sundays in September at 10 a.m. To learn more and to register visit www.takeahikecle.com.

YOUTH

YOUTH RESILIENCY SERVICES of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry serves as a drop in center for youth – a critical access point to housing resources as well as other services to support the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young people. For more information visit www.lutheranmetro.org/youth-services.

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