NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP - TRUE2U MENTORING - COMMUNITY HEALTH - YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
JULY 2022
1) TRAUMA AND SELF CARE EVENT IS ON MONDAY!

Understanding trauma can be empowering and helpful to connect with the ways we are needing to take care of ourselves. In this presentation by staff members of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, we will be focusing on how trauma impacts us and the ways in which we can find resiliency and engage in self-care. You can register for the free event here.
2) SUMMER COLLINWOOD IS BACK!

The Collinwood SNR summer program is now open - and it's in a new location! You can join us at Five Pointe Community Center, 813 E. 152nd St. Cleveland, Oh 44110. Free recreation and community programs are offered. We also have free meeting space for your block club, extracurricular program, mom’s group, book club—whatever you’d like to see, bring it! To enroll or reserve space for your free activity or interest group, call program director Tasha Fairley at 216-658-1360 or email her at tasha@neighborhoodleadership.org. Program times are Wednesday & Friday 12pm-4pm. This program runs through August 12th.
3) DIAPER DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 3RD

Our Healthy Communities team is hosting another Drive-Through Diaper Distribution! On Wednesday August 3, 2022, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Neighborhood Leadership Institute and community partners are coming together to provide this valuable and important event. We invite expecting mothers and moms of recently born children to join us. The event will be hosted at the Neighborhood Leadership Institute parking lot. Register here.



2022 WELLNESS INITIATIVE
Neighborhood Leadership Institute issued its first annual Community Priorities Survey in December 2021. Our organization is responding to the community’s input with new programming that is aligned with the Dimensions of Wellness and will be offering a variety of events and activities related to the Dimensions of Wellness over the course of 2022. We will also promote related activities hosted by trusted community partners. Check out the Wellness Initiative landing page to discover our continually updating schedule. We will be highlighting emotional wellness in June and intellectual wellness in July.



CHECK OUT THIS UPCOMING JULY EVENT!
Trauma and Self Care

Understanding trauma can be empowering and helpful to connect with the ways we are
needing to take care of ourselves. In this presentation, we will be focusing on how
trauma impacts us and the ways in which we can find resiliency and engage in self-care.

July 18th - 12:00 PM on Zoom.



The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is caring for your mind, body, and soul. It is usually affected by your culture and your life experiences. It is self-defined and dynamic. Wellness is not just the absence of illness or stress – you can still strive for improved wellness even if you are not experiencing these challenges currently in your life. While all dimensions of wellness need your attention for you to truly flourish, there doesn’t have to be a perfect balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find what works best for you. The dimensions are interconnected, so you may notice that most topics (e.g. stress, finances, healthy relationships, substance use, etc.) influence multiple dimensions. Explore these dimensions with us and learn about tips and resources related to each dimension during NLI’s 2022 Wellness Initiative.
PROGRAM UPDATES
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
SUMMER TENNIS CONTINUES
NLI's Summer Tennis program continues until July 28th. Kids can learn about the sport and improve their tennis fundamentals. Participating boys and girls (ages 8-17) will learn from experienced tennis instructors during this program. Parents must complete both sides of this linked form, to be turned in to instructors at the court of your choice, or your nearest recreation center. All participants will receive a tennis medal and an empowerment sports bracelet. To learn more, contact Tasha Fairley, at tasha@neighborhoodleadership.org or (216) 658-1360 ext. 209.

COMMUNITY HEALTH
DID YOU KNOW?
NLI's Community Health team continues its important work with Moms and expecting Mothers. You can assist in the efforts simply by following them on social media. Soon you'll see more insightful statistics and data points accompanied with helpful solutions and identifiable action steps on social media. All of us can engage to provide support to new Moms. The result will be better outcomes for children and families. Give us a 'LIKE"!

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NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP
NLC ALUMNI CRUISE
Attention Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland alumni!! NLI will again be hosting the NLC Alumni Cruise. Join us on Friday August 26th as we board the Goodtime III for a Cleveland Harbor Happy Hour cruise on Lake Erie. We'll take in the beautiful scenery and network with our fellow neighborhood leaders during this always memorable event. Your $35 tickets includes two beverages on the 6:30 PM cruise. For more details, please contact Michelle Broome at 216.658.1358 or michelle@neighborhoodleadership.org.

TRUE2U MENTORING
RECRUITMENT STARTS FOR 2022/2023 MENTORS
True2U is a volunteer mentoring program that helps CMSD eighth graders explore their true selves and prepare to make the most of high school as an important step on the path to career readiness. True2U is a proud partner of the PACE (Planning and Career Exploration) Program in CMSD, an embedded curriculum for 6th – 12th graders that provides them with the knowledge, skills, experiences, and confidence to uncover the occupations or careers they want to pursue.
 
Through mentoring with True2U and volunteering with PACE, you can help students develop good decision-making skills and encourage them to leverage their strengths and interests as they start out on their paths to high school, college, and/or career choices. True2U Mentors are partnered with at least one other volunteer and use their unique backgrounds and PACE curriculum to assist a group of 8th graders, during the school day, in better understanding themselves and the opportunities available to them.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please click here.

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