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Cleveland Community Police Commission works to reform Cleveland Division of Police

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2020)           Of late, much public discussion centers around the need for police reform. Here in Cleveland that effort is already underway. The Cleveland Community Police Commission has been working on reforming the Cleveland Police Department since 2015.    At its quarterly meeting held virtually on September 24th, the Cleveland Community Police … Continue reading

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide (Plain Press, October 2020) Cleveland’s digital divide has emerged as a central issue for Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ). Compelled by its mission to improve the lives of young people, EYEJ is actively engaged in an effort to fully understand and support real solutions to the widespread … 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

Staff and volunteers at the City Life Center prepare to pass out dinners packaged for Cleveland children

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

Max Hayes Food Drive collects donations for St. Augustine Hunger Center

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 26, 2019; St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street: Max Hayes student Christian Harris unloads a box of donated food from the truck. Students and staff from Max Hayes High School brought donations to the St. Augustine Hunger Center from their school’s food drive. Max Hayes High School’s food … Continue reading

Wigs for Kids donation

PHOTO COURTESY OF WAVERLY WILLIS/URBAN KUTZ BARBERSHOP Monday, August 12, 2019; Urban Kutz Barber Shop, 11106 Detroit Avenue: Logan Cavins, age 17, gets his hair cut by Waverly Willis. The hair was donated to Wigs for Kids on Center Ridge Road in Westlake.  “He (Logan Cavins) grew his hair for years with the sole purpose … Continue reading

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    At an April 10thnews conference with members of the Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson … Continue reading

Max Hayes Senior Frank Austin named Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland 2019 Youth of the Year

Max Hayes Senior Frank Austin named Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland 2019 Youth of the Year (Plain Press, April 2019)    Frank Austin, a senior at Max S. Hayes High School and a youth leader in the Slavic Village neighborhood, has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland’s Youth of the Year … Continue reading

Antique car purchased for the price of a funeral

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    There’s nothing like a car show, and for Ralph Vicario, there’s nothing like your first car show, especially when your car happens to be a 1930 Ford Deluxe. Vicario entered the car in the 2018 Max Hayes Car Show. Vicario’s story behind his antique is an unusual … Continue reading

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