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July 2017 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF

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Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Raymond Pianka

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Neighborhood residents and friends of the late Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka filled the atrium at the Gordon Square Arcade on Sunday, June 18th for the kickoff of a Father’s Day Walk in his honor. The Father’s Day Walk, conceived by Ray’s daughter, Kirsten Pianka, featured a historic tour of … Continue reading

Variety Theatre campaign receives This Place Matters Award

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the HISTORY channel’s popular TV series American Pickers, appeared at the Variety Theatre on June 7th to announce the restoration of the theatre and complex is the winner of the This Place Matters national competition. The free event, sponsored by Westown Development Corporation was open … Continue reading

May Dugan Center helps people to advance their lives and communities

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, July 2017)     “We help everyone” these words resonate after visiting Sue Marasco, the Director of Education at the May Dugan Center.  Marasco and her colleagues honor the legacy of the late May Dugan, who tirelessly helped individuals in need and showed compassion for everyone in her community. The … Continue reading

La Placita Cleveland, La Villa Hispana

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Cleveland Leadership Program seeks 2017 applicants

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities. In 2006, the Jack, Joseph … Continue reading

Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, plans move to new venture

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center for the past nine years and a member of their staff for the past 22 years, has announced that she will be resigning her position effective August 3rd of this year. Johanek says she plans to join Morino … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless hires new director as Brian Davis departs

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) announced on their Facebook page that they have named Chris Knestrick as the new Director of Operations for the organization. According to the announcement, “Knestrick brings over 10 years of experience working with the homeless community in Cleveland … Continue reading

Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide provides a means to compare schools in Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2017)     The Cleveland Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide is out and available in public libraries and other locations throughout the city of Cleveland. Digital copies of the guide can be downloaded at the Transformation Alliance website at: http://www.clevelandta.org. This year’s guide has some new features. It compares and … Continue reading