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Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents by Colin Murnan  (Plain Press, July 2020)    The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement Inc. have teamed up to help their local neighborhoods in a time when it is needed. The organizations started compensating small … Continue reading

Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … Continue reading

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families  Plain Press, May 2020      Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have taken steps to get resources to families dealing with financial hardship and insecurity due to the economic slowdown. A new brief from Policy Matters … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) website at clevelandmetroschools.org has the following message: “As part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all Ohio schools for a three-week period, starting March 17. During … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools (Plain Press, April 2020)          At the February 25th 2020 Cleveland Board of Education business meeting, it was business as usual, there was no indication that in only a few short weeks Governor Mike DeWine would … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher and Lincoln West

PHOTO BY LIAM KYLE Boys and Girls Club at Walton School, 3409 Walton Avenue: Children engage in an art project at the Walton Boys and Girls Club. The club will be relocating to Joseph Gallagher Elementary School at W. 65th and Franklin Boulevard in January of 2020.   Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher … Continue reading

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2019) The November 19th Meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held at East Tech High School included a protest by CMSD security personnel, testimonies about schools slated for closing or getting a reprieve … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice opens Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, October 3, 2019, Grand Opening of Neighborhood Family Practice’s (NFP) Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center, 3545 Ridge Road: Cutting the ribbon for the new community health center are (L-R): John Wise, NFP Board Member; Alan Mancuso, NFP Board Member; Jean Solomon, Chair, NFP Board; Ann B. Reichsman, MD, … Continue reading

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School (Plain Press, September 2019)       The Ohio Department of Education announced on August 19th that Westown Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and its partner Horizon Education Center have been selected to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant to … Continue reading

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