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La Villa Hispana Merchants Group, Trick-or-Treat

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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

Esperanza Executive Director shares information on how to make contributions to help Puerto Rico

To the Editor: (Plain Press, November 2017)      On behalf of Esperanza, I express my gratitude for the numerous calls and emails we have received from our supporters, checking on the welfare of our family and friends in Puerto Rico and to lend your support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than half – … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services asks Plain Press readers to pass information to loved ones in Puerto Rico                                

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services asks Plain Press readers to pass information to loved ones in Puerto Rico                                 Public Service Announcement, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 The infrastructure damage in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria has significantly impacted residents’ ability to get vital health and safety information. There are a significant number of residents … Continue reading

Pittsburgh Pirate Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente

La Placita Cleveland, La Villa Hispana

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

Metro West celebrates its annual meeting & introduces its new logo

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        The Metro West Community Development Office’s annual meeting on January 26th began with Managing Director Adam Stalder talking about the organization’s new name and how happy he is not to have to say Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office anymore. The meeting ended with Stalder unveiling … Continue reading

La Villa Hispana Action Plan unveiled at Community Engagement Town Hall

(Plain Press, February 2017)        Over 100 people gathered in the former Blessed Sacrament Church at the Family Ministry Center 3389 Fulton Road on January 19th to participate in a La Villa Hispana Community Engagement Town Hall. Each attendee was given a copy of “Cleveland’s La Villa Hispana: The Intersection of Culture and Commerce 2017-2022 … Continue reading