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“It’s Up to Us” Mural

Hispanic Alliance and NOAHH team up for Community Walk Against Cancer

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018)           Seventy people gathered at the Hispanic Alliance office on W. 25thand Clark for a Community Walk Against Cancer on September 8th. Walkers were greeted in the parking lot by Lakeland Community College Sophomore volunteers Laura Bertran, Juan Gutierrez and Eva Tevvones.    The Community Walk Against Cancer, a project of … Continue reading

Veteran tenant organizer, Spencer Wells, offers to help train a new generation of tenant organizers

by Chuck Hoven   The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fi ll some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran tenant organizer … Continue reading

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program graduate praises program RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY FOR 2018 CLASS

(Plain Press, June 2018)    With recruiting underway for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), the program highlighted a past graduate who exemplifies the work that program participants do in the community. Letitia Lopez is the person on the Near West Side that the program chose to highlight this year. Lopez is the Executive … Continue reading

Hispanic Alliance launches Welcome Hub

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Hispanic Alliance announced the creation of a new Welcome Hub that will provide bilingual resources and guidance to the area’s Latino population and services such as affordable housing, jobs and schools. The May 3 launching of the Welcome Hub took place at the Hispanic Alliance office located on the ground floor … Continue reading

Pilgrim Church offers sanctuary to immigrant facing deportation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading

The Litterbugz volunteers clean-up trash throughout the city

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       On Saturday, April 21, over 1,000 volunteers met up at 35 locations in Cuyahoga County to pick up litter as part of the Great Cleveland Clean-up. The Litterbugz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter clean-up and prevention, organized the event. On the Near West Side of Cleveland, police … Continue reading

La Villa Hispana Merchants Group, Trick-or-Treat

Campaign underway to repair “It’s Up to Us” mural

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Metro West Community Development Organization has started a fundraising campaign at http://www.ioby.org to help raise $10,335 to repair the “It’s Up to Us” mural at Clark and W. 25th Street. Funds raised will also be used to add more security and lighting around the mural.  The campaign is titled: “It’s … Continue reading

Cleveland artists to raise funds to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Puerto Rico was ravaged by hurricane Maria, leaving millions in need of shelter, water and other goods. Local artists Eileen Sheehan and Linda Zolten Wood are coming together to help to help families in need on the island through an event called CLE ART for Puerto Rico. The upcoming event … Continue reading

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