June 2022 Community Board

June 2022 Community Board


WILLIAM M. DENIHAN_ THE ART OF A CHANGE AGENT EXHIBIT: Levin College of Urban Affairs 1717 Euclid Aveneu, with celebrate Bill’s Denihan’s commitment to public service by showcasing a collection of his art with the opening of the William M. Denihan- The Art of a Change Agent Exhibit on May 26 in the Thomas F. Campbell, Ph.D. Exhibition Gallery on the 1st floor of the Levin College. The exhibit will remain open through July and can be visited Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE presents STATION HOPE 2022A Celebration of Hope. A Dialogue for Change. This free event returns to in-person programming and features 200 artists performing social justice-inspired works at Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John’s Episcopal Church. SATURDAY, MAY 28 | 7:00 p.m.  10:00 p.m.

READ & MAKE ART WITH AN ART HOUSE TEACHING ARTIST: Children and families are invited to learn and discuss themes from the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Book, The House on Mago Street by Sandra Cisneros, and make a hands-on art project. Free Books available. Meet at the Shalom and Tranquility Community Garden, 3789 W. 39th Street on Saturday May 28 from 1-2 p.m.

CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE invites nonprofit organizations with arts and cultural programs to apply for funding for 2023. Grants are available for nonprofit 501c3 organizations for project support and cultural heritage. First step is to complete an eligibility check by May31st at 4:30 p.m. The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture team is happy to assist you. For more information contact them at info@cacgrants.org or 216-515-8303.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA’S MARTING LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS  will be livestreamed free on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. on the Orchestra’s Adella app, Adella.Live and youtube.com/clevelandorchestra and broadcast live on 90.3 WCLV Classical 104.9, 89.7 WKSO, on ideastream.org and on the Ideastream Public Media app.


CALL UNITED WAY’S 2-1-1 LINE FOR HELP WITH BASIC NEEDS: United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 HelpLink is a free, anonymous referral service that handles calls from those who need help accessing resources such as housing support, utility assistance, mental health services, food and much more. Using United Way’s 2-1-1 HelpLink is a simple, friendly, free and confidential experience. People in need of assistance call 2-1-1, and one of United Way’s 2-1-1 navigation specialists will ask a series of questions. The navigation specialists develop customized plans using a database of more than 16,000 government, health and human services programs.


CARNIVAL: WE ARE FAMILY 2: Fun, Games, Music, Food – Friday, June 3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Max Hayes High School (2211 W. 65th Street)  in parking lot, weather permitting (rainy day inside). Literacy event given by FACE Parent Advisory Committee.


PREK ENROLLMENT: Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Preschool program is Free for Cleveland residents. For information on how to enroll, call 216-838-0110.

SAY YES TO CLEVELAND: Offers Cleveland Metropolitan School District students access to Family Support Specialists, Support Services in all schools beginning in 2023, College tuition scholarships to students enrolled in CMSD schools from 9th to 12th grades. To learn more visit www.SayYesCleveland.org .


TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT: Cost Free training program offers industry certifications and credentials in: CNC Machine Operation, Welding, Culinary Arts, IT A+, Construction – along with apprenticeships, GED & more. To register call 216-696-5750.

STATE-TESTED NURSE ASSISTANT CREDENTIAL TRAINING: Youth Opportunities Unlimited offers 18–24-year-old residents of Cuyahoga County that are high school graduates or equivalent and not enrolled in school eight weeks of free training and an opportunity to earn state credential while earning money while you learn. To register visit: www.youthopportunities.org. or call 216-973-0037.

CONSTRUCTION CREDENTIAL TRAINING: Youth Opportunities Unlimited offers 18–24-year-old residents of Cuyahoga County that are high school graduates or equivalent and not enrolled in school eight weeks of free training and an opportunity to earn state credential while earning money while you learn. To register visit: www.youthopportunities.org. or call 216-973-0037.

EDWINS FREE CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING AT EDWINS SECOND CHANCE LIFE SKILLS CENTER, 13101 Shaker Square offers free housing, free training and job placement to individuals returning to the community after a period of incarceration. For more information email outreach@edwinsrestaurant.org. You or friends and family can also call 216-921-3333 and ask for Heather, the Dean of Students, or Josh, the Director of Community Outreach.


WORKPLACE RECYCLING: Equipment, Signs and Placement: Contamination in your recycling bins? Recyclables in your trash? Join us with tips about correctly capturing the right materials in your at-work recycling bins. 30-minute presentation by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, followed by optional group discussion. Free. Open to the public. June 2, 12 PM Zoom meeting. Register at: www.cuyahogarecycles.org/business_recycling_seminars

WORKPLACE RECYCLING: FACT VS. FICTION: discover the truths about workplace recycling. Gain new confidence about your at-work recycling program to help engage, support and encourage co-workers how to recycle right. 30-minute presentation followed by optional group discussion. June 14, Noon, Zoom meeting. Free and open to the public.  Register at: www.cuyahogarecycles.org/business_recycling_seminars

COMMUNITY MEETING ON HB434: A RADIOACTIVE TAXPAYER SUBSIDY BILL: Thursday, June 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, in the Multipurpose Room on the First Floor. Learn more about HB 434, proposed legislation that will create the Ohio Nuclear Development Authority which will research and develop advanced nuclear reactors in Ohio. Do you want nuclear reactors in Ohio?  Waste Not Alliance is joining a coalition of Ohio organizations to oppose HB434. It believes HB434 would be an expensive, unaccountable, and radioactive waste distraction from real solutions to Ohio’s energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable economic development, and environmental justice needs. Will discuss HB434 in detail, give updates on advanced nuclear reactors, and plan next steps. For more information contact Waste Not Alliance at wastenotalliance@gmail.com


PRIDE IN CLE FESTIVAL: LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland will host the Pride in CLE festival on June 4th, Noon – 6 p.m. at Malls B & C in downtown Cleveland. 

SUMMER ARTS FEST: DANCE WITH GIANTS: Saturday, June 11, 2022; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wade Oval. Free. Interactive arts festival presented by University Circle Inc. and The Cleveland Museum of Art. The event features larger-than-life art sculptures, roaming costumed performers, live music, activity tents, food vendors, and more.


COVID-19 VACCINES AND BOOSTERS: available Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Avenue for persons ages 12 or more. For children ages 5-11 COVID-19 vaccines are available on Mondays from 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Or, you can pre-register by calling 216-664-2222 or visit www.gettheshot.coronavirus.oh.gov/

SPEAKER ON MEMORY, AGING AND DEMENTIA: The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health is hosting Anne Basting, PhD June 9-10, 2022, for two Cleveland area events. Basting ‘s work centers on aging, memory and dementia, and the use of song, dance, improvisation, and theater to elicit joy. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10:00 am-noon: Guest speaker at the Westlake Community Services Center, 28975 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake. The topic is Beautiful Questions: Finding (and Insisting on) Meaning & Wonder in Care. She will share stories from her long career of infusing the arts and culture into care-giving settings of all kinds. Targeted audience is medical professionals with patients with dementia and care partners for people with dementia, whether in long-term care communities, at home, or in any other setting. Creativity and meaning making can bring joy, connection, and beauty into their lives, and simple training techniques can help unlock innate capacity for creativity. Her book will be available to purchase at the event. For reservations, call (440) 899-3544. The Farrell Foundation, Westlake Community Services Center, and Westlake Porter Public Library are sponsoring the event.


YOUNG SCHOLARS’ ACADEMY: Families can sing, read, write, and play their way to kindergarten readiness! Young Scholars’ Academy will teach young learners about caring, sharing, counting, the alphabet, and more. New sessions begin in June at Carnegie West Branch on Wednesdays from June 8 to July 27th from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Meals are available for in-person participants. Register TODAY at cpl.org or call (216) 623-7114. Can’t make it in person? No problem! Join via Zoom on Tuesdays, June 7 – 28, and July 12 & 19 from 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. For more information on the Young Scholars’ Academy, visit www.cpl.org.

PLAY & LEARN: The Cleveland Public Library’s summer reading program, Summer Lit League, runs from May 30 through July 23. Registration is now open for children and adults. Summer Lit League is an eight-week challenge, which encourages all Cleveland residents and Northeast Ohio families to read during the summer months. This year’s theme,The Future is Now, Read!ties into the FRONT 2022 exhibition which embraces art as an agent of transformation and a mode of healing. “Everyone is invited to participate in this summer reading program,” said Erica Marks, Youth Services Program Director at Cleveland Public Library. “The benefits of reading are endless. Not only is it fun and free entertainment, but reading can build vocabulary and critical thinking skills, improve memory, and reduce stress.” Activities will be at select neighborhood branches and Summer Splash at Public Square. Contact your local branch for more information. Readers could win various prizes including an Apple iPad, Chromebooks, Nintendo Switch, family passes to the Great Lakes Science Center, and tickets to see Frozen at Playhouse Square. Summer Lit League will conclude with a family fun celebration on Thursday, July 28 at the Great Lakes Science Center.Visit cpl.beanstack.org to register for Summer Lit League.

PEOPLE & SPACE: Live music, refreshments, and thought-provoking conversations. That’s what young professionals will experience this summer at Main Library in downtown Cleveland. We’re launching a new outdoor series called No Ceiling on the last Friday of the month starting May 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. From May to September, young professionals will meet up in the Eastman Reading Garden for networking and engaging deep-dive discussions about mental health, social justice, culture, and more. (weather permitting) On May 27th the topic will be Mental Health and Music. On June 24th the topic will be Thrive with Pride. For more information about No Ceiling, visit cpl.org/diversecity.

DIGITAL RESOURCE: The Cleveland Public Library offers computer access, computer classes, on-on-one training and mobile internet hotspot checkout. For more information contact: TechCentral@CPL.org or 216-623-2980.


FREE MONDAYS AT THE CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO: Admission to the Zoo is free for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinkley Township on Mondays. To confirm your residency, bring your driver’s license or state I.D. or a current utility bill with your Cuyahoga County. or Hinckley Twp. address along with a photo ID.  Admission to The RainForest is $6.00 on Mondays for Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township residents. Free Monday Zoo admission does not apply on Monday holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

MERWIN’S WHARF NEW SUMMER HAPPY HOUR: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. enjoy live music, lawn games and food trucks. The famous Merwin’s Big Pretzel, full bar and free parking will also be available at Merwin’s Wharf. Visit clevelandmetroparks.com/HappyHour for more information.

 plans a bus trip to Washington D.C. on June 18th for a Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the polls. For more information visit: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/June18


TAKE ACTION TO STOP WAGE THEFT NOW: The Guardians for Fair Work campaign is looking for volunteers who are willing to collect pledge cards from their friends, family, and neighbors demanding that Cleveland City Council move with urgency on passing wage theft protections. Email guardiansforfairwork@gmail.com for more information.


THE 4-H YOUTH ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP COALITION (YALC)  is a civic leadership program for middle school and high school youth ages 13-18 in Cuyahoga County. The YALC develops young adult leaders by training and supporting them in advocating for youth issues and links them to their communities through service-learning experiences. This nontraditional 4-H club is funded through support of the Family and Children First Council. Follow YALC on Instagram @YALCOHIO. For all concerns and questions contact Ms. Dominique Aaron at Aaron.66@osu.edu.

SERVICES FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING YOUNG ADULT COUNCIL seeks youth to apply to join the council: Any person who has recently graduated high school and is between the ages of 18 and 33, has a disability, and who wants to learn how to make a difference by gaining confidence with their leadership experience in community decision-making on issues that are important to him or her. There will be a short application process, for more information on YAC please contact April Shaw- ashaw@sil-oh.org or at 216.731.1529

JOBS CORPS: FREE CAREER TRAINING AND OPENINGS AVAILABLE The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program has launched a recruitment drive in Ohio, offering immediate openings and free career training for low-income students ages 16–24 in the nation’s leading industries. There are three Job Corps campuses in Ohio: CincinnatiCleveland and Dayton. They offer career skills training in high-growth industry sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, Construction, Finance and Business, Health Care, Hospitality, Information Technology, and Transportation. Job Corps is free for ages 16–24 from low-income households who meet the eligibility requirements, and students can apply and enroll at any time. Job Corps provides hands-on career skills training, on-campus housing, meals, health care and job search assistance. Applicants may qualify if they receive SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced school lunch, or if they are experiencing homelessness or are a foster youth. The recruitment drive in Ohio is part of a national effort to restore Job Corps campuses to full capacity after pandemic safety measures had restricted enrollments, due to the residential aspects of the program. Job Corps has restored pre-pandemic admission standards nationwide and has immediate openings in Ohio.For more information about Job Corps, or to begin the enrollment process, visit jobcorps.gov or call 800-733-JOBS (5627).

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