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Happy Healthy Babies

MomsFirst, in honor of National Infant Mortality Awareness month, is holding a program for pregnant women on  

Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendly Inn Settlement House. Workshops on safe sleeping habits, breastfeeding, child development, fatherhood services and more. There will also be exhibits, refreshments, music, activities, prizes and games, and fun for the whole family. (Plus free father and son haircuts.) Friendly Inn is at 2386 Unwin Road, Cleveland.   

Got a Free Hour a Week?
Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy is looking for tutors. Can you help? A free hour one or two hours a week - morning or early afternoon - is all that's needed.  Call Stokes Promise site coordinator Neal Hodges at 216.774.9570 or email him at nhodges@socfcleveland.org. Thanks.

Open House at Stokes Central Academy
Parents, guardians, caring adults are invited to attend Thursday Sept. Sept. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  to meet their students' teachers, learn about the community wrap-around programs at Stoke and meet Promise Stokes Site Coordinator Neal Hodges and learn about the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood and visit the Ben Carson Reading Room. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Childcare provided.  

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Congratulations to Youth Opportunities Unlimited (and Promise Partner) for being selected to be part of PropelNexta new venture of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. PropelNext is working to help nonprofits dedicated to transforming young lives with the data needed to ensure they achieves the greatest impact. As a PropelNext grantee, Y.O.U. will received two 18-month grants ranging form $150,000 to $200,000.    

Beyond the Bell   

Know kids attending Marion-Sterling? Remind them that Beyond the Bell,  Extended Day Program begins Oct 1, right after school -  from 2:30-5 p.m. and open to all Marion-Sterling Students. Activities include: dance,  drumming, visual art,  theater,  soccer,  flag football,  basketball,  fun camps,  baseball,  T-Ball, Lego robotics and other clubs.   


Campus District Observer 

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Central Neighborhood News 
CHOICE Neighborhood
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is moving forward with physical redevelopment of the neighborhood thanks to a Choice grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Check out their first newsletter here.
Care Alliance - The federally qualified health center is planning a new 20,000 square foot clinic in Central, on CMHA property at E. 30 Street. Read more about it.    
Annie E. Casey - The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has garnered attention within and without Ohio, including from national funders such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation which is working on a two-generation project - implementing innovative strategies in low-income communities that support both the child and the parent/caregiver to improve their educational and economic outcomes. Annie E. Casey staff will visit Cleveland Sept. 25 to learn more about Promise and its partners. Although Promise is an initiative of the federal Department of Education, we continue to look for funding opportunities locally and nationally for Promise.
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September, Issue 18


Friends and Partners,

Summer is over, school has started and the work of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative continues. While we are waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education on our application Promise staff, partners, Central residents and the local schools continue the work.   

We wanted to give a big thanks to CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District Eric Gordon, City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and the parents and residents who attended the Town Hall Meeting last month at Promise partner Friendly Inn Settlement House.

And we want to thank everyone involved with the Back to School Rally. More than 1,000 students and parents attended the event, where students got free haircuts or hair braiding, vouchers for school uniforms or supplies and information on programs and services available to Central Neighborhood families. Promise partners Tri-C, Spark, CMSD, CMHA, St. Vincent Charity, Promise Ambassadors, City Councilwoman Cleveland, Friendly inn and more helped make it a success.  Back to School Rally

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Green City Growers Meeting

Learn about job opportunities at the new greenhouse going up in Central, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Outhwaite Homes (Legacy Room), 2452 E. 43 Street, Cleveland. 

  • Learn about employment opportunities, the greenhouse construction schedule, and what it means to be part of an employee-owned Evergreen company.
  • Light refreshments provided.
  • No registration required.
  • Adults (18 plus) only please.

Email gcgcooperative@gmail.com or call (216) 268-0200  for more information. More info.

City Mission/Pathways Family Night and Welcome Back Party      

Food, drinks prizes and fun for the whole family on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.! Free haircuts for boys, a drum battle between Pathways and Glenville. Other activities planned. For more information call 216.431.3510, option 4. Or drop in at the Pathway's Family Outreach Center, 5310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland.  

VISTA Volunteers Available in 2013 for Ohio Organizations


AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers are available to work for Ohio organizations that help fight poverty and serve individuals in need.


The Ohio Association of Foodbanks, which operates ShareCorps, one of the largest state-based AmeriCorps VISTA programs in the United States, is holding mandatory information sessions in several Ohio cities for organizations that currently have a VISTA volunteer or would like to apply for one.  Priority will be given to organizations working in hunger relief, veteran outreach, Ohio Benefit Bank outreach and community organizing and helping individuals navigate the health care and health insurance systems.


Interested organizations should read the  pre-application notice and can learn more at the ShareCorps websiteSign-up is required for the Cleveland session, which will be held Tuesday, October 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland.