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Esperanza Ready to Learn, Back to School Celebration

Aetna Foundation seeks community partners to address health disparities in Cleveland neighborhoods

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2015) The Aetna Foundation is looking for community partners to work with in addressing health disparities in some areas and to help improve nutrition and healthy lifestyle opportunities in those neighborhoods. Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, says research indicates “your zip code matters more than your … Continue reading

Park and multipurpose trail proposed for Big Creek Valley in Stockyard neighborhood

(Plain Press, September 2015) In hopes of creating a new park, just south of Denison in the Stockyard neighborhood, Big Creek Connects, a non profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of the Big Creek Valley, hopes to seek funding this fall from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI). … Continue reading

West 58th Street Church of God Back to School Celebration

PERSONAL SAFETY: General Safety Tips (while at home)

Cleveland Police Foundation Safety Tip of the Month (Plain Press, September 2015) 1 – Keep your doors locked while at home or away. Don’t leave keys hidden outside. Install a peephole viewer in your door and don’t open it without knowing who is on the other side. If a stranger comes to the door and … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD SEPTEMBER 2015

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. AGING A STUDY ON “AGING IN PLACE” is being conducted for the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. Individuals 55+ are needed to participate in 3 focus groups. The sessions will be held at Luxe restaurant on Sept. 2 and 3. … Continue reading

Ohio State Budget fails low and middle income Ohioans

by Byron Solomon (Plain Press, September 2015) This year’s Ohio state budget, once again, shows how little the state legislature cares about low and middle income Ohioans. In November, members of Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality came together to develop a community platform of needs. These needs ranged from more money for K-12 education, health … Continue reading

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

American students need an engaged team-based experiential learning environment that allows them room to grow

by Dick Resch (Plain Press, September 2015) American students need to hit the books. According to the latest international data, the United States ranks 24th among 34 developed countries in math and science achievement — well below countries like Slovenia, Vietnam, and the Czech Republic. Our dismal academic performance has real consequences for our economy. … Continue reading