Since my last community update, a lot has transpired in the community. First, I want to thank all the residents and visitors who have attended the Friday Night Concert Series at Euclid Beach Park. There has been a great turn-out and I hope it continues throughout the summer. I don’t have to tell anyone that having an eastside music venue was very important to our community and this councilman. MetroParks had originally only planned for the Edgewater LIVE Series on Thursday nights on the westside and, I was insistent that there be an eastside venue as well. Euclid Beach fit the bill perfectly. Therefore, I want to thank MetroParks and continue to show them that they made the right decision and that our events are well attended and enjoyed by all. Don’t forget the concerts start at 6:00 PM every Friday evening until August 3. Hope to see you there.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-5pm through August 24th the Collinwood Recreation Center is hosting a free hands on experience where high school students can learn to rebuild computers. Industry needs computer technicians who understand how to maintain systems and the non-profit organization, Classrooms to Corporations, is conducting the FREE technology workshop for up to 12 high school students. While the initial goal is to teach students how to refurbish computers, the long-term goal is to see which students have the aptitude, desire, and discipline to enter a more formalized FREE licensing process which can lead to internships and future employment. Come check us out and bring a friend. Wanna rule the world? Learning about computers is a good start! For more information call Gary Minadeo, 440-840-6164.
If you missed last years Tomato Festival at Cavotta's Garden Center, be sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets for this years festival on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Local chefs will be preparing fabulous dishes using Cavotta's Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as tomato cocktails. Local vendors, live music, raffles and much more! The event is at Cavotta's Garden Center 19603 Nottingham Rd. Cleveland, OH. Tickets are $50 a person and are advance sale only. Call 440-897-1497 to get your tickets before they run out. I can tell you that this is an event you don't want to miss out on. The food and drinks will be amazing as they have in years past. You can dine and listen to music while surrounded by Cavotta's beautiful gardens. Buy your tickets now and enjoy a summer day surrounded by flowers and eating heirloom tomatos.
GreenFest! Painted Rain Barrel & Bee Keeping Festival Workshops
On Tuesday evening Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) held a highly successful 185-person, packed-house for the Listen-Act-Win education action at New Tech Collinwood school with CMSD CEO Eric Gordon.
Congratulations to the very first graduating class of New Tech Collinwood! You all are members of the class who refused to just accept the status quo, and you are destined to make a difference! We would like to thank Judge Dawson for delivering our Keynote speech at New Tech Collinwood’s 125th Commencement ceremony. Judge William L. Dawson is an author, motivational speaker and the Administrative and Presiding Judge of the East Cleveland Municipal Court.
Ready, Set, Summer! Gear Up for Programs at
If you’ve lived in Collinwood for any length of time, you’ll know our LaSalle Theater. Can’t miss the many changes happening this past several years - including that now relit marquee - as renovations have been underway to bring the LaSalle back to life.
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) is currently running their Schools as Neighborhood Resources (SNR) summer recreation program. This opportunity is possible through a partnership between Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the City of Cleveland.
“Got Knack?”, is a back to school community event that will showcase talent and style of the youth in the community, while supplying guests and participants with backpacks with school supplies and goodies, prizes and much more ! Founded by Donesha Jones, Collinwood Alumni, The “Got Knack?” mission is to have youth Explore their talents, discover their passions, and use them towards their purpose.” This will be a positive event for the youth to enjoy, experience and connect with their community. On August 3, 2018 at Collinwood Recreation Center from 6pm-8pm. This is a free event but donations are excepted! All proceeds will go to youth who are aging out of foster care.
A special report by The Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland
“I need your help. I know it’s my job to get this stuff done. I can’t get this one done on my own.” This plea from Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon concluded a press conference with Cleveland’s small newspapers in early June (convened by the Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland). He’s referring to his two-year, behind-the-scenes fight with the state for equal school facilities in Cleveland.
Gordon is holding a series of public meetings to update our Cleveland communities on his School Facilities Plan (funded in 2014 by Cleveland voter support of State Issue Four) and to raise awareness of his negotiations with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). The OFCC owns the State of Ohio’s site-dollars that are matched with our local, Cleveland dollars to build CMSD school buildings.
Children’s Garden is Planted & Ready to Water at Memorial Nottingham Library!
Please join us on Sunday, August 5th from 4-7pm at the Euclid Beach Park pavilion for the second (and best ever) Collinwood Community Potluck!
Stop by St. Jerome Church office or go online to order your St. Jerome Centennial T-shirt! Only $12 the shirt lists all the dates for the full year's worth of events being planned. Available in Adult sizes Small to 2XL.
Got Knack?, is a first annual charity fashion and talent show that will display the unique gifts, and styles of youth and business owners in the community. The Got Knack Mission is to help youth, explore their talents, discover their passions and use them towards their purpose. This positive event, will be held at Collinwood Recreation Center on Friday August 3, 2018. Doors will open at 5:30 starting the show promptly at 6pm. There will be prizes, food, school supplies, Free admission and more! If you are interested Register early at gotknack.eventbrite.com . For more questions email email@example.com See you all there soon ! Auditions will be July 13,2018 at Five points Community Center from 4pm-6pm .
In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.
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