November 2021 Community Board
DAY OF THE DEAD: Día de Muertos Ohio and Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) / Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) proudly present the 17th Annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood on Saturday, October 30 from 11am to 10pm, to take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6205 Detroit Avenue, in the Gordon Square Arts District. Masks are required when indoors. / Todos los eventos se llevarán acabo en: Cleveland Public Theatre – Church, Parish Hall, & surrounding area 6205 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102. This free, all-ages event opens at 11am and includes pan de muerto (the traditional Day of the Dead bread), craft workshops, and holiday vendors. The main programming kicks off at 3:30pm with a community procession of “Skulls & Skeletons” along Detroit Avenue starting at Cleveland Public Theatre. The festivities will continue through 10pm with live music and performance, Latin food, and visual art exhibits.
FREE CONCERT: Violinist Andrew Sords, Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m., Cleveland Public Library, Main Library, 325 Superior Avenue, 3rd Floor. 216-623-2848.
QUIRE CLEVELAND’S CAROLS FOR QUIRE XI: MARY’S SONG. Saturday, December 4, 8 p.m. St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, West Boulevard at Lorain Avenue. Admission free. A freewill offering will be taken.
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. FRONT 2022’s Fall preview exhibition, Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools, thru January 2, 2022. For more information visit: www.transformerstation.org.
CHILD TAX CREDIT
2021 ADVANCE CHILD TAX CREDIT PAYMENTS: Advance Child Tax Credits are monthly payments connected to your income taxes. If eligible, parents or legal guardians may receive half of their annual tax credit money in the form of monthly payments. Parents or guardians will receive the other half when they file their 2021 income tax return in 2022. Monthly payments began in July and will continue until December 2021. You are eligible if you have a child age 17 or under that you can claim as a dependent of your tax return. If you are under the income threshold, you will receive $300 a month for children ages 5 and under and $250 monthly for children ages 6-17. For more information visit: childtaxcredit.gov. If you haven’t filed a 2020 federal income tax return and need free help with filing call 211 or schedule online help at refundsohio.org.
CHILD TAX CREDIT FOR NON-FILERS: You can still receive the child tax credit even if you are not required to file a tax return. Use this online tool: irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-non-filer-sign-up-tool.
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.
PROVIDERS WILLING TO PROVIDE ONSITE VACCINATION CLINICS FOR LOCAL EMPLOYERS: The Ohio Department of Health has updated its list of participating COVID-19 vaccination providers willing to conduct onsite vaccination clinics for local employers and interested employees. The list is posted on the state’s coronavirus website at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/vaccine/business-provider-partners.pdf.
WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER’S (WSCC) WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: The Workforce Development Program welcomes the re-entry community! The eight-week, 9:00am to 12:00 pm work readiness and support program provides guarantee job offers, transportation, breakfast/lunch, childcare and fulfills any county work/education requirement. A new eight-week, stipend paid, culinary academy has begun at WSCC. An engaging learning opportunity with in-depth classroom and hands on development of basic kitchen skills in a variety of food service operations including the WSCC’s Ohio City Pizzeria. New classes start November 1st & November 29th.
COST FREE TRAINING PROGRAM: CNC Machine Operation, Welding, Culinary Arts, IT A+, Construction, GED and more. Towards Employment: www.towardsemployment.org, 216-696-5750. 1255 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300.
PROMOTING ACCESS TO CRENTIALS AND EMPLOYMENT (PACE): Free program offered by Towards Employment for people with criminal justice involvement. Program designed to prepare people for in-demand jobs by providing opportunities for living wage employment, credential training and other educational opportunities. PACE is focused on job industries with growing demand for skilled workers, especially in manufacturing, construction, information technology and culinary/hospitality. Adults ages 25+ are eligible if previously incarcerated; released within 2 years of enrollment or currently under supervision; and come from Cleveland or a Cleveland suburb. Young persons ages 18-24 are eligible if involved in juvenile or adult justice system or do not have a high school diploma or GED; and come from Cleveland or a Cleveland suburb. Towards Employment: www.towardsemployment.org, 216-696-5750. 1255 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300.
OHIO GUIDESTONE WORKFORCE 360°: Are you 18-24 years old? Do you want paid training? Choose from one of our programs: Job Readiness, Construction, Healthcare, Manufacturing. All programs include: GED/high school diploma assistance, paid training, resume/interview preparation, financial literacy training, transportation assistance, help finding a job, support for one year following program completion, help with healthcare, childcare, housing, food assistance and legal needs. For more information contact: CuyahogaWorkforce@OhioGuidestone.org or 440-260-6813. Ohio Guidestone, 3225 Prospect Avenue East.
OHIO CITY COMMUNITY TRUNK OR TREAT: Saturday October 30th from 4:30-7:30 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street. We will have treats for Children in front of the church in the Cul-de-sac behind Wendy’s. Free great fun and you get to dress up too. (Other Ohio City business’s will also be participating.)
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM with caroling, food and presents for all the people we serve throughout the year at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 3oth Street on Saturday December 11th from 1-3 in the Church Sanctuary.
MOMSFIRST: A helping hand for your pregnancy and your baby. Are you pregnant? Do you live in the City of Cleveland? MomsFirst can help you: with learning 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 before and after birth. Call 216-664-4194 to connect to a MomsFirst provider in your area. Or visit: www.momsfirst.org. A program of the Cleveland Department of Public Health.
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.
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.
WATTERSON-LAKE SCHOOL SITE: Offer your feedback about community’s unmet needs and your vision for the former Watterson-Lake school site on Wednesday, November 3rd or Wednesday November 10th from 5-7 p.m. on the development site at 1422 W. 74th Street.
THE COMMUNITY WARMING CENTER at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street, will be open October through April whenever the temperature drops below 35 degrees. The community center hours are from 9-4 Monday-Friday to anyone needing a place to keep warm and safe. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will work with the West-side Catholic center to provide this service.
TRINITY LUTHERAN FREE FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING ROOM, 2031 W. 30th Street, will be open the following dates: Saturdays: November 13th, and December 4th from 9:00-1:00 for free distribution of food and clothing. Community Meals and clothing room are also available from 4:30-5:30 those same Saturdays except in December they will have community meal on December 18th and clothing room will also be available during that time. (Please bring proper ID)
CREATER CLEVELAND VOLUNTEERS’S AARP FOUNDATION EXPERIENCE CORPS program is looking for volunteers age 50+ who can volunteer time to tutor children who need help learning basic literacy skills. Volunteers must possess a high school diploma or GED, be willing to pass a criminal background check, be available to serve at least 5 hours per week, be available through May, attend mandatory training. During school tutoring, Cleveland Metropolitan and Euclid City schools: Students K-3rd grade, 2-3 days a week, 2-2.5 hours each day. For more information contact Greater Cleveland Volunteers, 216-961-9500, ext. 2116 or visit greaterclevelandvolunteers.org.