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Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide

Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2020)       The EYEJ (Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice) is hard at work trying to close the digital divide in Cleveland. Founded in 2013, the organization works to give voice to the youth and promote change for the greater good … Continue reading

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours This story is provided by ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, September 2020)       For some parents of school-age children, the decision … Continue reading

St. Luke’s distributes book bags filled with school supplies

The Elephant in The Room

Living with the Bear “Over and over again in my practice I saw kids who had experienced terrifying situations. For one patient, the bear was his dad who verbally demeaned and physically abused his mom.” — Nadine Harris, M.D. The Elephant in The Room To the Editor: (Plain Press, September 2020)           Cultures across our nation … Continue reading

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic (Plain Press, August 2020) Coping with COVID is a collaboration between 90.3 WCPN/ideastream and more than a dozen community news outlets, including the Plain Press. Our aim is to bring you more stories about the experience of Clevelanders during the pandemic. … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

Here are ways to limit exposure to lead dust in your home:

Here are ways to limit exposure to lead dust in your home:  Much of the lead dust that enters homes comes in from outside via the dirt on shoes and feet and on pets’ paws. Remove shoes when entering the home and clean your pets’ paws if they spend time in bare dirt outside. Put … Continue reading

Cleveland School Board members support remote learning option for first quarter of school year

Cleveland School Board members support remote learning option for first quarter of school year by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            All the Cleveland Board of Education members weighing in at the July 21st Board of Education meeting spoke in favor of students staying at home and engaging in remote learning for the first … Continue reading

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

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