July 2022 Community Board


SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK will perform the play “Hamlet” at Lincoln Park, 1200 Starkweather, on July 8th at 7 p.m.


REWARDS UP TO $2,500 for tips about crimes that lead to an arrest. Tipsters remain anonymous. Call in a tip at: 216-252-7463. Send a web tip to: http://www.25crime.com


BLOOD AND PLATLET DONATIONS NEEDED BY RED CROSS: By scheduling and keeping appointments in July, donors can help provide for those in immediate need of lifesaving care. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). As a thank-you for helping, all those who come to give June 30-July 10 will receive an exclusive Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last. Donors can schedule an appointment at: Warzel Blood Donation Center, 3747 Euclid Ave., Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Cleveland State University Recreation Center,2420 Chester Avenue, 7/12/2022: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 Metrohealth Drive, on 7/13/2022: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


PreK ENROLLMENT: Cleveland children that will be 4 years old by September 30th are eligible to enroll in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s FREE Preschool Program. To enroll call 216-838-0110.

PROJECT ACT: What homeless parents need to know about student education. ProjectACT@ClevelandMetroSchools.org. Call 216-838-0210or 1-800-961-1990. ClevelandMetroSchools.org/ProjectACT.


WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, 3135 Lorain Avenue:  Eight-week work readiness program 9 a.m. – Noon. Breakfast and lunch available. Assistance in securing childcare and transportation. Re-entry job seekers welcome. Guaranteed employment options. Individualized personalized support. State of the art, automated interview/feedback program. Accepted by Cuyahoga County as a certified employment provider for SNAP/TANF requirements. For more information contact Workforce Development Program Manager Frank Johanek at 216-631-4741, ext. 167.

WEST SIDE CATHOLIC CENTER CULINARY ACADEMY, 3135 Lorain Avenue: Eight-week program. Upon successful completion, the future chefs will receive the ServSafe certificate. Engaging learning opportunities with in-depth classroom studies and hands on development of basic kitchen skills. Interaction and practical experiences with multiple food service operations including Ohio City Pizzeria, West Side Catholic Center Resource Center and various restaurants. Students receive a paid stipend. For more information contact Workforce Development Program Manager Frank Johanek at 216-631-4741, ext. 167.


PRIMARY ELECTION will be help on August 2, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for candidates for Ohio House, Ohio Senate and State Central Committee. To view a sample ballot visit www.443vote.us. Early voting is available at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue: weekdays from July 6-22 from 8 a.m – 5 p.m.; Weekdays from July 25 – 29 from 8 a.m to 7 p.m.; Saturday July 30: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday July 31, 1-5 p.m.: and Monday August 1 from 8 a.m-2 p.m.


CHN ENERGY SERVICE PROGRAMS offer help with energy conservation and weatherization to income eligible residents. For more information call 216-574-7100 ext. 270.


CONNECTING FOR KIDS provides education and support to families who have concerns about their child. Programs are designed to educate and support families of children (birth -12 years) who are struggling.  All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call/text: 440-570-5908 (para español 440-907-9130) or info@connectingforkids.org or www.connectingforkids.org/register.


RECESS GAMES AND FOOD FOR ALL AGES: July 6, 2-5 p.m. at Dudley Triangle, 2082 W. 73rd Street. July 20, 2-5 p.m. at W. 100th Street and Macon Avenue.


GARDEN WALK: Free self-guided tours of neighborhood gardens on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Find details at gardenwalkcleveland.org, or begin at Labyrinth Garden at W. 65th and West Clinton Blvd., or at 1308 W. 111th Street.


NEIGHBOR UP ACTION GRANTS: FUELING PEOPLE POWER: Neighbor Up Action Grants fuel the power of neighbors to make the change they want to see in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000, and are meant to spur small, grassroots community projects. Grants may be used for a wide variety of projects, and groups are encouraged to think in new ways about what will work in their communities and with whom they might partner.  Neighbor Up funds projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. And thanks to support from the Funders Collaborative on COVID Recovery, we’re also able to offer funding for pandemic recovery proposals to groups in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties.  Pandemic recovery includes work that:   reduces social isolation and improves mental health; connects with, and mentors youth; or finds innovative ways to increase vaccine uptake in census tracts with low vaccination rates. Grant applications are reviewed, and funding decisions are made by a committee of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents. Visit neighborupcle.org to join a virtual Grantseeker Workshop. No registration required.  Grantseeker Workshops will be held at the following dates and times: Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m.; Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m.; and Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m. Grant applications for the next round are due August 15. Sign up at online grants portal at neighborupcle.org. For more information contact Nicole Hatcher at 216-361-0042 or by email at nicoleh@neighborhoodgrants.org.

THE URGENT ART FUND: SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue, announced that the final application cycle in 2022 for The Urgent Art Fund is open now. Jurors will award 4 project-based grants of $4,000 to artists and collectives living and working in Cuyahoga County. Projects should be politically, culturally, and/or socially responsive. Applications are due August 5th. The Urgent Art Fund is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture through the Support for Artists grant. Contact SPACES at: contact@spacescle.org or via gmail.mcsv.net.


CONFIDENTIAL ONLINE SCREENINGS: depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, alcohol/drugs, eating disorders, and adolescent depression. www.ADAMHSCC.org/ @ADAMHSBoardCC


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 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.


SUNDAY FUNDAY: Yard games and local vendors, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on July 24th at Scoot! Cold Brew, 2085 W. 114th Street.

MOVIE FRIDAY: Free outdoor movie at Sunset, Friday, July 15 at Scoot! Cold Brew, 2085 W. 114th Street.


NORTHEAST OHIO RENT HELP: 833-377-RENT (7368) Rental assistance available to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County families facing pandemic related hardship.


STEP FORWARD, the anti-poverty agency for Cuyahoga County (formerly Council of Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland) , offers Early Head Start ( children 0-3), Head Start (children 3-5), Energy Assistance, Individual Family Programs and Emergency Assistance. To learn more visit: stepforwardtoday.org.


CHN ASSISTS INCOME ELIGIBLE residents with HEAP PIPP Plus and Fuel Funds. Call 216-350-8008 for help catching up on past due utility bills, help addressing a shutoff crisis, or help establishing monthly payment plans.

WATER AND SEWER BILL ASSISTANCE: Call 216-774-2349 to see if you qualify for discounts on your Cleveland Division of Water bill and/or Northeast Ohio Regional Sever District bill.


CLEVELAND FAMILY CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN & ADULTS seeks volunteers: social media volunteers, family liaisons, special events volunteers and law enforcement volunteers. For more information visit: clevelandmissing.org/volunteer.

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