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Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

MetroHealth issues bonds for continuing campus transformation

(Plain Press, April 2017)                On March 22, the MetroHealth Board of Trustees unanimously approved the issuance and sale of up to $1.3 billion in bonds to fund the health system’s campus transformation. MetroHealth anticipates a 40-year final maturity to fund all associated costs of the campus transformation. MetroHealth self-issued the bonds. Bank of America … Continue reading

Juvenile Court Judge urges more state dollars for residential treatment programs

(Plain Press, March 2017) Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Ryan urged Cuyahoga County residents to lobby their state legislature for an increase in funding for residential treatment programs for juveniles in Cuyahoga County. Judge Ryan said if judges had the option of sending more of the youths they see in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court … Continue reading

Parishioner Cecilia Andrews celebrates 100th birthday with donation to light St. Wendelin Church’s towers

(Plain Press, November 2016)    On Saturday, October 15th, St. Wendelin Parish celebrated the 100th birthday of long time parishioner Cecilia Andrews with a party in the rectory after the evening mass. Across the parking lot from the celebration, the towers of the church were shining their bright lights.  Andrews, who will be 100 years … Continue reading

Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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Voices Against Violence

Iglesia El Calvario

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland robotics program launched by Quake Energy grant

(Plain Press, September 2016) Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) new LEGO robotics program is designed to inspire innovative thinking and career readiness among members. A $5,000 investment by Quake Energy, an Ohio natural gas supplier, is allowing BGCC the program in partnership with Northeast Ohio Robotics Alliance. BGCC intends to form up to … Continue reading