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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

Seeds of Literacy receives grant from Dollar General to support adult literacy

(Plain Press, June 2017)      In May of this year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Seeds of Literacy a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. “We are … Continue reading

Tri-C Awarded Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Students Work Toward College

(Plain Press, September 2016)   Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Talent Search Project to provide academic, career and financial counseling to Cleveland Metropolitan School District students who have the potential to succeed in college. Tri-C will provide myriad services to selected Cleveland students, including tutoring, … Continue reading

Seeks of Literacy grad to receive national award

(Plain Press, April, 2016) Margo Hudson, a 2012 graduate of Seeds of Literacy, will be named the 2016 National Adult Learner of the Year by the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) at their annual conference on April 11, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. COABE’s Adult Learner of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has … Continue reading

Practical Money Matters:   Take a Close Look at Social Security in 2016

by Nathaniel Sillin (Plain Press, February 2016) If you’re not close to retirement age, it’s easy to ignore what Social Security is doing. However, some significant announcements late last year make now a very good time to pay attention. What follows is a summary of notable changes to Social Security at the start of 2016 … Continue reading

Self Defense Corner

by D. L. White (Plain Press, February 2016) Open up a newspaper, or your search engine, and the news is laced with violence and destruction. Walking into a restaurant, school, or waking up can make anyone apprehensive about the days’ events. What can be done about your day to day safety? Guns, stun guns, mace, … Continue reading

Finding Effective Treatment for America’s Pain Crisis

by Bob Twillman (Plain Press, February 2016) The last thing the world needs right now is more suffering. More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, at an annual cost of $635 billion. That’s more than we spend treating cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. Worse, our efforts to treat this pain have led to … Continue reading

Men Who Wish to Change reach out to Cleveland families of street violence victims

Plain Press, December 2015 Men Who Wish to Change, a group of prisoners in the Trumbull Correctional Camp, a state prison in Trumbull County, used their resources and contacts in Cleveland and Akron to host a condolence dinner for families of street violence victims. Men Who Wish to Change founder Rawn Nash recruited his Godmother, … Continue reading

Glass Bubble Project

Cleveland Leadership Development Program seeks 2015 applicants

(Plain Press, August 2015) In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership-training program for neighborhood leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 15 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects … Continue reading