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Gigi’s Playhouse offers a place to learn and grow for individuals with Down Syndrome

  by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, August 2017)   I walked into Gigi’s Playhouse and was greeted by friendly faces.  Gigi’s Playhouse is nestled in a strip of stores on Detroit Road in Lakewood, Ohio.  I was given a tour by the site coordinator, Elizabeth Maxwell, and we discussed the success of the achievement … 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

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

St. Rocco School Community bids farewell to Sisters of Most Holy Trinity

(Plain Press, July 2017)     On Sunday June 4th, parishioners from St. Rocco Parish joined with members of the St. Rocco School community – staff, alumni, students and parents — to bid farewell to Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, as the religious order ends its long tenure at St. Rocco School. Sister Judith Wulk, who … Continue reading

Community Forum on Education offers input to State of Ohio Educational Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 22nd Community Forum on Education held at Max Hayes High School, over thirty educators, parents and community members from throughout Greater Cleveland had an opportunity to offer their input on the State of Ohio’s educational policy. The forum, hosted by Ohio State Board of Education … Continue reading

Hope for the future

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, June 2017)      Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” On Cleveland’s west side, there is a place that provides hope to teenage youth; this place is called Esperanza; Spanish for Hope. Esperanza provides education, support and scholarships to Northeast … Continue reading

Plans unveiled for new high school building at former Max Hayes site on Detroit Avenue

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 24th community meeting, area residents and stakeholders received an update on the new west side high school planned for the former Max Hayes High School site on Detroit Avenue between W. 45th and & W. 49th streets. The meeting, held at St. Paul’s Community … 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

PNC Bank and DonorsChoose.org team up to provide supplies to pre-K and Head Start classrooms

(Plain Press, May 2017)       PNC bank and DonorsChoose.org are joining forces in a new $5 million two-year initiative to assure teachers in pre-Kindergarten and Head Start classrooms have the supplies and tools they need to enhance the educational experience of their students. Paul Clark, regional president of PNC’s Cleveland market, announced the initiative to … Continue reading

Mi Casita Early Learning Center