Tremont West e-news & updates
November 17, 2020
Tremont - Duck Island - Irishtown Bend Block Clubs Holiday Food Drive
This year, Auburn-Lincoln Park is inviting other block clubs to engage in “friendly competitions” to see which group could bring in the most in three (3) categories in the annual Tremont/Duck Island/Irishtown Bend Holiday Food Drive – of nonperishable food items and paper products along with cash and checks. The ultimate goal is to help food pantries, like St. Augustine, St. Michael, Immanuel Lutheran, St. Malachi, Westside Catholic Center, and Greater Cleveland Food Bank to feed our near west families and children in need in the holiday season. The “Grand Prize Winner” for the 2019/2020challenge was Auburn-Lincoln Park – therefore, they are issuing the challenge for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.
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Cleveland Public Library
Jefferson Branch Public Meeting
Thursday, November 19th, 4pm Virtually
As you probably know, CPL is in the process of updating all its branches, and Jefferson is in the first round.  There's an online community meeting for Jefferson on Thursday November 19th at 4pm.  People can sign up for our "CoUrbanize" project site, , where people can share feedback and get updates as the project progresses.  The eventbrite registration page hasn't yet been created for the 11/19 meeting.

Project Scope:
The Jefferson Branch is a Carnegie library and was built in 1918. The branch is located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood and is 6,900 SF in size. The new space will be highly flexible to maximize the limited square footage available and additional parking will improve the patron and staff parking experience. A new defined teen space and meeting room will be key features of this renovation and 450 SF addition.

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-4pm at all CPL locations

M-TH, 4-6pm at all CPL locations. Register here.
Fall CPL Newsletters

Thanksgiving Meal Givaways and Volunteers Needed
St. Augustine Hunger Center Needs Volunteer Drivers and Servers to Deliver Meals on Thanksgiving
Each year St. Augustine Hunger Center serves meals to over 20,000 community members’ meals on Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed to help serve meals and deliver meals to the homebound. Anyone wishing to volunteer should
call (216) 781-5530.

Thanksgiving Meals Available on Thanksgiving

If anyone is in need of a meal delivered to his or her house to call (216) 781-5530 and request a meal be delivered. We will be serving from 11am-1pm.

City of Cleveland Turkey Givaway Drive-thru
Friday, November 20th, 4-6pm at St. Michael Archangel, 3114 Scranton Road.
Frasier's FIRst Christmas
Sunday, November 22nd, 3-8pm at The SouthSide
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at 
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or for details.
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
Upcoming Events:
(Please note that these programs are on hold due to Cuyahoga County being in the Red due to COVID-19)
  1. Tremont Grinders Basketball Fridays from 5-6:30pm
  2. Push Thru Athletics Basketball Camp beginning August 24th from 12-1:15pm
  3. Zumba beginning August 24th on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30pm
  4. Martial Arts beginning September 3rd on Thursdays from 6-7pm
  5. Advance Professional Public Speaking Beginning September 14th on Mondays from 3:30-5:30pm
Greening Canal Basin Park
The next phase of “Greening Canal Basin Park” is set to begin. Please join Canalway Partners, Cleveland Metroparks and the City of Cleveland for a virtual meeting. We’ll share important developments with you including the scope for this phase of work and the project timeline.
Join us on Tuesday, November 17, at 06:00 PM.
Registration is required
Sessions will be recorded and posted online by Canalway Partners.
Capacity limited to 50 registrants. 
Rental Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent, apply today.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
You may qualify for a lower sewer bill.

Call 216-881-8247.
Internet Options for Grade School Students
The solution by Empower CLE:
First, supporting students with access to education:
For Cleveland public school families, you can receive free high-speed internet through the partnership with Empower Cle. The district pays your installation costs as long as a student lives in the home. That’s right, free! No hidden charges and no bait and switch. Moreover, the school system will provide your child with a computer.
That service is now available in the designated area on the map above. To participate in the program, you have to opt-in by calling 216-777-3859. Do not wait till the last minute, call today while supplies last!
For all other residents in the above designated map area:
Even though you do not have a child in the Cleveland school system, you can have high-speed internet in your home for less than $10 per month through Empower Cle. That’s right, no installation cost and no monthly fees. Call 216-777-3859.

There are two other low cost options for students not located in the EmpowerCLE service area:

Home Relief Grant
Apply today if you are behind on rent, mortgage, water and / or sewer bills back to April 1, 2020.
Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
Information for families.
MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. We build strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.
Food Pantry Information
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. Please email Dharma Valentin if you would like to see something changed or added.

Or dial 211
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
2020 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12pm the day following garbage pick-up.