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The Cleveland Job Corps Gives A Tribute to the Front Line

A Tribute to the Front Line

Everyday healthcare workers, first responders, front line and essential workers courageously face conditions that pose major health risks for themselves and for the health risks of their own families. In their commitment to caring for people, they work long hours. Some are confined at work and many work diligently and "SERVE" during the COVID-19 pandemic with limited supplies.

We all depend upon the services and skills of each of these dedicated technicians every day, regardless of a pandemic. However, it is unfortunate that this pandemic awakened what many of us had taken for granted: the skills, dedication, and the commitment they represent in caring for human life. For example, grocery store clerks and truck drivers are workers that became recognized as essential to our continued living.

These essential workers whom we had taken for granted have always worked hard, but the pause amongst the workforce allowed us to see their importance. So, let us always remember the service and the commitment we have experienced at the grocery store, clerks who kept stores stocked and cleaned; the delivery trucks on the roads; restaurant food preparers providing curbside service; and teachers who had to shift to teaching virtually. We know there are many more to recognize to include our first responders, law enforcement, and firefighters who consistently act courageously without fail; and our military, who continue to serve in the United States and in foreign countries to ensure our Nation's safety.

Let us continue to support and pray for all essential workers, our brave human beings, and their families, as they relentlessly and courageously perform their life-saving duties. We honor them by doing our part to practice social distancing and take proper precautions to prevent any respiratory disease. More importantly, let us follow the medical examples that many of our healthcare technicians utilize to help during the healing process, be courteous, and caring.

On behalf of us at Serrato Corporation, we graciously and humbly thank you and "SALUTE" you for the valor you continue to display in the face of adversity and the sacrifices you have made to support, serve, and protect human lives!


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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

2020 Census and You

Taking the US Census has never been easier, faster or more secure than it is today. Offered in 59 languages, 13 offered online, the US Census is an important count of every person living in all 50 states, D.C, and five US territories.

The Census helps to paint a picture of our nation and determines how government resources are allocated locally. In other words, the US Census not only impacts Ohio and Cleveland; the US Census impacts Collinwood.

More than $675 billion in federal funding will be spent according to US Census response, for schools, roads and other public services for communities across the nation. The Census also determines where congressional districts are drawn and the number of seats Ohio will have in Congress, as well as representation in US government at all levels. It is an opportunity for Collinwood to be heard.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Legal Aidís Response to COVID19: Full Services Available + A New Resource

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only threatened the health of our community, but it has also magnified the needs of Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable residents. As a growing number of people struggled to secure basic needs such as shelter, income, and safety, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland mobilized its resources to continue fully serving Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Geauga counties. Since March 14th, Legal Aid attorneys have been working with clients remotely through emails, texts, phone calls, and video calls.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

One Million Acts of Kindness Duo Stops by to Thank Hospice Staff

Lakewood resident Bob Votruba and his dog Bogart are on a mission to spread joy throughout the area through their organization, One Million Acts of Kindness. Recently, they visited David Simpson Hospice House and Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters in Collinwood to thank staff for providing compassionate care during the COVID-19 crisis in our community.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Hunger Center Stocking Up

The CCC3 Hunger Center in Collinwood is poised to meet the needs of hungry families.  With deliveries now being made to the Center, the shelves are getting back to being fully stocked.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

The Cleveland Job Corps Student Focuses On the Good




"After the loss of my brother I had no direction or aspirations," said Bryan Hicks. "My sister-in-law Robbin Pettit, who is a graduate of the Cleveland Job Corps Center's Home Health Aid program encouraged me to enroll in Job Corps."

On May 21, 2018, Bryan entered the gates of the Cleveland Job Corps Center, where he earned a High School Diploma from Penn Foster in addition to obtaining credentials in Carpentry and Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) 10. Wanting to not only make a change but to also be a change and a voice for students, Bryan served as Dorm Leader on the VP section of H-Dorm, Peer Mentor, G-Dorm President, Safety Cadet, and Student Government Association Sargent of Arms for 2 years. Bryan graduated on March 16, 2020. He advises students to not focus on the bad things, but to focus on the good.

"My plans are to work with my father one day and carpentry is helping me reach my goals," explained Bryan. The twenty-year-old will continue his education at P.R.Y.D.E Mentoring Academy to obtain additional certifications in Carpentry, Renovate, Repair and Painting (RRP), Lead Abatement Worker, and Lead Abatement Contractor.

He wishes to pay homage to his sister-in-law for not letting him quit the program. Bryan also extends gratitude to both of his Carpentry Instructors, Daniel Volpe and David Lummus, and the center staff and students that were there for him.




The Cleveland Job Corps Center has immediate openings for individuals seeking free career training. The program helps eligible young people, ages 16 through 24, complete their high school education, train for meaningful careers, and connect with employment, apprenticeship, military, or higher education opportunities. Job Corps centers also provide on-campus housing, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, uniforms, class supplies, and enrichment and recreation activities.
To obtain additional information about the specific training programs and educational opportunities offered at the Cleveland Job Corps Center, interested individuals can contact Job Corps by visiting https://cleveland.jobcorps.gov/or by calling (216) 541-2500 .

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

The Cleveland Job Corps Student Grateful for Support and Encouragement


After obtaining his State Tested Nursing Assistant certification, Cleveland Job Corps Center graduate Jeremiah Fields, 17, received an academic scholarship to Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. This Fall he will be entering their Registered Nursing program.

Jeremiah arrived at the Cleveland Job Corps center on August 9, 2019 and welcomed new experiences like having a roommate and campus life. When he was not focusing on his academics, Jeremiah assisted Residential Counselors in the dorms and participated in recreation activities. On February 5, 2020, he completed the program with his Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) certifications and his High School diploma from Penn Foster. "My advice for students considering working in the medical profession is to be involved in your learning and always ask questions if you don't understand something," said Jeremiah.

"Before Job Corps, I was living at home with no previous work experience, no motivation, and I did not know how to fully take care of myself," admitted Jeremiah. "The support and encouragement I received from my Nursing Assistant Instructor Carla Widener, Counselor Terri Brown, and friends helped me get through the program. I would like to thank all the people who go to work every day looking to help people who are struggling."

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Tri-C Announces Full Tuition Assistance Program in Light of Covid-19

Cuyahoga County Community College recently announce a Full Tuition Assistance Program in a push to reskill during Covid-19. The assistance program will offset academic and training costs for Cuyahoga County residents and aims to create access to academic credit courses and workforce training programs.

The Full Tuition Assistance Program can be used as a “last-dollar” scholarship to cover out-of-pocket expenses after eligibility for Pell grant and other financial aid is determined. Prioritized groups for the financial aid program include those impacted by Covid-19 and/or those who had planned to enroll or are currently enrolled at a four-year college or university:

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Digital Poster Contest Winners Announced "Where Would we BEE without Pollinators"

The Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) announces the winners of our poster contest for Cuyahoga County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

            These students displayed their knowledge of the importance of pollinators in our 2020 poster contest. First place winners will advance to the state competition. Congratulations to the following District winners: Grades 2-3: Ayden Gonzalez from Ms. Holyk's class at Charles Mooney, Cleveland; Grades 4-6: Donovan Callahan from Ms. Severson's class at Ruffing Montessori School, Cleveland Heights; Grades 7-9: Gianna Condelli from Mr. Lubin's Class at Mayfield Middle School and Grades 10-12: Emeraude Katusevanako from Ms. Brown's sustainability club at John Marshall School of Engineering, Cleveland.

 Each included the 2020 stewardship theme: Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators? Pollinators form the foundations of a healthy and sustainable future for food and the environment, but in recent years, they have shown concerning signs of decline. Working to protect and enhance native pollinator habitats is extremely important in stemming the threat to pollinators.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

West Side Catholic Center Resumes Workforce Programs

West Side Catholic Workforce Development Center announced this week that in-person training programs will resume Tuesday, May 26th. The eight-week guaranteed job offer program will begin with in-person learning following state guidelines on public health.

The newly renovated Workforce Development building located at 3135 Lorain Avenue includes two additional classrooms. Classes run from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM with breakfast and lunch and childcare assistance provided.

Additional classes start June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26 and November 23. Masks will be provided to the job seeker (if needed), temperatures will be taken upon entry, and a medical check-in will be shared. Virtual learning and interviewing will be incorporated.

Class size will be limited to keep social distancing possible. For more information please click here or to reserve your spot, please contact Frank Johanek at 216-631-4741 ext. 167 or email fjohanek@wsccenter.org.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

El Barrio Offers Free Virtual Workforce Training Programs

El Barrio Workforce Development Center now offers free training programs online to anyone 18+, no high school diploma required. The virtual preparation services are felony-friendly and help individuals seeking employment find meaningful careers in 5 specialized tracks.

Open enrollment for the four-week virtual training courses occur every two weeks, and open information sessions occur every Friday (attendance required for course registration). El Barrio Workforce Development Center offers third-party industry certifications, connections with more than 100 corporate partners and many opportunities to meet with hiring managers at job fairs and hiring events in virtual classrooms.

El Barrio also offers supportive services for 6 months following employment. Training tracks include: Pharmacy Technician, Child Development Associate, Customer Service (Banking, Call Center, Retail), Hotel and Guest Services, and General Job Readiness in English and Spanish.

The online training courses also develop soft skills in job search and professional development, resume writing, interviewing, financial literacy and job search techniques and strategies.

For more information and to register for an open information session, please call 216-325-WORK or visit https://thecentersohio.org/services/training-and-job-search/.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

We Can Code It Offers Free Digital Training During Covid-19

We Can Code It certified coding bootcamp is now offering free web development online training for beginners during Covid-19. The remote training module aims to assist individuals begin training for new jobs in information technology.

IT is one of three fastest-growing industries for Cleveland. We Can Code It aims to bridge the skills gap in IT, bring diversity to the talent pool and build equity in the industry through an immersive 14-week bootcamp with a 94% job placement rate upon graduation.

The free online training class serves as an introduction to web development and We Can Code It course offerings. Grant assistance for the 14-week bootcamp course is also available for Covid-19 and low-income applicants, as well as diversity grants and scholarships.

For more information about the free web development training course, please visit We Can Code It at https://wecancodeit.org/.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Jail Coalition Announces Paid Fellowship Opportunity

Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition recently announced a paid fellowship opportunity to help bring justice to those impacted by the Cuyahoga County Jail. The Jail Coalition includes 19 grassroots organizations and formed in December 2018 in response to eight reported deaths inside the Cuyahoga County Jail over six months.

Fellows will be focused on community outreach and engagement, volunteer recruitment, leadership, team formation, and campaign tactics. During Covid-19 crisis, these activities will take place online and over the phone.

The fellowship is available only to formerly incarcerated people or their loved ones. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the leadership of those who are most impacted by incarceration and to help build power for the communities most targeted by the criminal justice system.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

CPR Launches Cleveland Recovers Community Hub

Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR) recently launched Cleveland Recovers mutual aid community hub to help to bridge gaps in need for Clevelanders affected by Covid-19 outbreak. The Cleveland Recovers hub connects individuals seeking assistance with those able to provide assistance.

Cleveland Recovers hub is designed to facilitate community preparedness and recovery. Individuals can request help or sign up to donate or volunteer. Local organizations can also sign up to provide donations or volunteer service via hub portal.

CPR formed as a volunteer group of organizers and community members to address the collective needs of the Cleveland community and aims to provide mutual aid and support to Northeast Ohio residents during Covid-19 pandemic. The approach offers a grassroots response to needs-exchange that empowers and builds leadership at the ground level. CPR arises from the idea that community members and organizations can come together to support each other, with people voluntarily offering and asking for support rather than a top-down charity approach.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

ODJFS Announces P-EBT Benefits For Families Of K-12

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services recently announced a temporary expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to families with children in kindergarten through grade twelve. The one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is available to families that have been eligible for free or reduce-priced meals, for each day Ohio schools have been closed.

Each child is eligible for $5.70 a day for the months of March and April. The total amount for March will be $302.10, and the total amount for April will be $239.40. P-EBT benefits are a one-time payment.

Current SNAP households will receive the additional benefits on their current Ohio Direction Card by the end of May 2020. Non-SNAP households will receive a P-EBT card for each eligible child by mail. No application is necessary, and benefits will automatically apply.

For general program information or questions about benefits, please contact the ODJFS customer service line at 1-866-244-0071. Please contact your local school district to find out if your child was eligible for free or reduce-priced meals on or before April 29, 2020.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Bike Cleveland Launches Bike Match Program

Bike Cleveland announced this week a Bike Match program that connects individuals who need bikes with those who have functional bikes to donate. Using an online platform, interested individuals can request a bicycle or donate a ready-to-ride, functional bicycle by filling out a simple form.

The Bike Match program aims to improve mobility in Cleveland and works as an added layer to existing modes of transportation, including first-mile/last-mile options for public transit.

The tool will also give those needing to make necessary trips the freedom to move around the city autonomously, without relying on public transportation during Covid-19 and avoiding the impact of reduced transit services.

For more information, Bike Match FAQs and to register for the program, please visit BikeCleveland.org/BikeMatch.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Greater Collinwood Seeks Workforce Development Vista

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is pleased to announce a Workforce Development AmeriCorps VISTA position through Ohio CDC Association. We are seeking an ambitious candidate to assist in the development of a workforce development strategy for Northshore Collinwood, Nottingham Villages, Euclid Green and Glenville East.

This position requires one year of service, commencing June 8, 2020 to June 7, 2021. VISTA duties include: accessing businesses’ needs towards resident employability in target Collinwood districts; applying local strategies to regional and global scale; securing partnerships with support service agencies to assist in overcoming barriers to employment; planning of youth internship/training leadership program with area schools and experts; assisting GCDC in 2nd annual Employment & Training Resource Fair.

Applicants should be professional and should possess excellent research and verbal/written communication skills. Benefits include: living stipend; education award; health insurance; PTO and more. NOTE: AmeriCorps VISTA is not a wage position. It is a volunteer position with living stipend and benefits included.

For more information about how to apply, please contact Kristian Hunter at 216-268-2138 or visit www.greatercollinwood.org.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Legal Aid Society Of Cleveland Announces Worker, Tenant Info Line

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recently announced a Worker Information Line, similar to its long-standing Tenant Information Line. The Worker Information Line provides an opportunity for residents of Northeast Ohio to get information about how to receive their last paycheck, how to apply for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits, who qualifies for UC benefits, and more.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

ODJFS Announce PRC Program for Covid-19 Hardship

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services recently opened applications for the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding due to Covid-19. Individuals meeting eligibility requirements may receive funds to help meet essential needs in the form of a voucher.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Collinwood Observer Drop Off Locations

Do you know where to find local, community news during Covid-19? Collinwood Observer/ Euclid Observer publisher John Copic shared the following drop-off locations with us for the month of May. Listed locations may have Collinwood Observer, Euclid Observer or both. 

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Advance Ohio Pledges $10 Million In Matching Grants To Support Ohio Businesses

Advance Ohio recently announced a pledge of $10 million in matching grant funds to support Ohio Businesses in light of Covid-19. The matching grants aim to double business' marketing efforts from $1,500 to $50,000.

Advance Ohio’s grant program works to support marketing, advertising and branding needs of dollars spent with added exposure in the Plain Dealer, cleveland.com and Sun News. To start the application process, businesses should fill out a short form by June 1, 2020. Once submitted, applicants will be contacted within 48 hours.

Advance Ohio is a dynamic media company that operates cleveland.com, the #1 source of news and information in the state, and Sun News, one of the largest AAM-audited paid weekly chains in the USA. Advance Ohio is responsible for all multimedia ad sales for The Plain Dealer, Sun News, and cleveland.com and are the leading consumer engagement experts in Ohio.

For more information, please visit Advance Ohio Local Grant Program at https://www.advanceohiocares.com/.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

City Of Cleveland Launches Care Call Program For Seniors

City of Cleveland recently launched a Cleveland Care Calls program that aims to keep the city’s senior citizens connected while checking in on their wellbeing. Seniors can request a wellbeing call Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

The automated telephone reassurance system is being offered by the Department of Aging and Public Safety to Cleveland seniors 60 and over or adults 18-59 with a disability. To participate, individuals must complete an application found http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/sites/default/files/forms_publications/CareCalls2020Application.pdf and submit the request to the Department of Aging.

Once approved, registered citizens will receive an automated call at days and time they request. If the individual does not respond to his/her call, the system will reattempt the call several times in a 30-minute period.

If the individual does not respond within that 30-minute period, the Department of Aging will then contact any person designated as emergency contact by the senior. If the senior or emergency contact cannot be reached, the Department of Public Safety may be asked to make a home check.

For more information, please contact the Cleveland Care Calls Project Director at 216-664-6316 or 216-664-2833. For more information, please visit http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/node/10955.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

GCDC Invites Collinwood to Take Community Listening Survey

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation invites Collinwood neighbors and stakeholders to participate in a Community Listening Survey online. The survey seeks input from members of the Collinwood community regarding the community’s thoughts and ideas for neighborhood growth.

The Community Listening Survey asks members within GCDC geographic footprint to share their thoughts and ideas. These areas include: Collinwood Village, Euclid Green, Glenville-East, Northshore and Nottingham Village.

Answers will be reported out anonymously and collectively. GCDC is asking that neighbors share the online survey digitally with Collinwood neighborhood groups and associations.

GCDC thanks you in advance for your input. Find the Community Listening Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JS29XB3.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020

Shop! Eat! Collinwood!

Collinwood businesses and restaurants have gotten creative in recent weeks! These are just a few that are shaking things up....

THE STANDARD
Offering hand-selected and hand-crafted fine dining right in the heart of E. 185th, The Standard Fine Food & Spirits is currently pivoting their dine-in experience to offer orders for take-out starting May 1! We personally cannot wait to snack on beautiful selections of seafood, steaks, pasta, Slovenian sausage and (mouth-watering) chef specialties. Till then, we’ll just gaze longingly at their full menu here, and try to contain our excitement. For updates, visit The Standard Facebook page or check their website. The Standard is located at 779 E. 185th St. Call for hours at 216-570-1129.

BUETTNER’S BAKERY
Call in and order to go! Buettner’s Bakery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 6:00am-1:00pm, and Sundays 7:00am-12:30pm. Located at 704 E. 185th, Buettner’s Bakery is taking orders by phone at: 216-531-0650.

POP LIFE
Pop Life on Waterloo recently announced morning, noon and night wellness classes online! Classes include Meditation, Power, Kundalini, Yin, Bhakti, Puma, Wind-Down and more. Classes are offered via Zoom and are donation-based. Details can be found at Pop Life Facebook page. 

RITUAL JUICERY

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Calls for Pro Bono Help Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is calling on attorneys, paralegals, law students, and law graduates to use their expertise to support the many people made vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to COVID-19, due to limited resources, Legal Aid had to turn away nearly half of the people who sought help. As the need in the community skyrockets, additional resources are more critical than ever.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Collinwood's Professional Boxing Past

For someone who enjoys history, Collinwood has a rich past. On and off now in my spare time I've been researching it's boxing legacy for roughly the last 10 years. Some facts have come easy, others have come in small bits that you have to put together as in a puzzle. And just as you think you've got it pretty well down, you find something else. 

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Covid-19 Virus


READ LETTER: Beijing & Shanghai Hit Less Than Other Areas W/COVID-19 By Carmen AngeloApr 11, 2020 535

SOMETHING IS FISHY!!*🤔

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

NEOCH Launches Mutual Aid Fund to Support Rapid Responses to COVID-19 Crisis

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) launched a Mutual Aid Fund to provide support for grassroots, community-based responses to the COVID-19 crisis. NEOCH was inspired by Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR), a group of local organizers and volunteers who launched a  community hub, to directly match people in need with neighbors offering support. Knowing that large systems can be slow to respond, CPR uses a mutual aid model to link community members to free goods and services, and to volunteers who can run errands for people at high risk of infection.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

#HIRECOLLINWOOD

JERGENS
Jergens is currently seeking to fill a full-time Warehouse position at its facility in Collinwood. Candidates will be responsible for performing a variety of warehouse activities to support operations by assuring that materials and supplies are shipped, received, transferred, and returned promptly and accurately. Candidates will be capable of performing normal daily warehouse assignments with direction, as needed, from the supervisor. Must have related experience, HS diploma or equivalency and must be able to maintain/obtain a tow motor license. For full description of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit https://jergensinc.trackingtalent.com/opportunities/full-time-warehouse--3.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Scholly to Provide $200 to Families In Need

Scholly, a tech-based education app, announced a relief campaign for families experiencing hardship due to Covid-19 pandemic. The app company aims to provide essential financial help in the form of $200 cash assistance for groceries, health supplies, and other necessities to students, parents with students, and graduates.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

PCS for People Provides Low-Cost Computers to Cleveland Households

PCs For People, a nonprofit organization providing low-cost computers to low-income households, are continuing to bridge the digital divide in Cleveland. The organization is committed to servicing the Greater Cleveland community from the PCs For People location on St. Clair Ave.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Recovery Resources Now Providing Telehealth Services

Recovery Resources, a healthcare provider offering mental health and addiction prevention, counseling, education and treatment, is now offering telehealth services to new and existing clients under the new Ohio law and due to Covid-19 safety concerns. The healthcare provider, established in 1955, encourages new clients to schedule assessments by phone or to visit the Pearl Road location during walk-in hours 8am-2:30pm, Monday-Friday.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Unleash Your Inner "Rain" Gardener

Growing up, my grandparents were known for having green thumbs, I, however, was not. No matter how easy a plant was to care for, it was destined for the compost bin. I was always fascinated by my grandmother’s window full of cactus and succulents, and we all enjoyed the fresh vegetables, strawberries, and cherries straight from the back yard. But my own gardening adventures were not so fruitful.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Greater Collinwood Seeks Workforce Development Vista

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is pleased to announce a Workforce Development AmeriCorps VISTA position through Ohio CDC Association. We are seeking an ambitious candidate to assist in the development of a workforce development strategy for Northshore Collinwood, Nottingham Villages, Euclid Green and Glenville East.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Bike Cleveland Seeks Community Feedback

Bike Cleveland, a regional bicycle advocacy and education organization, is working to improve connectivity and safety across Cleveland and recently announced a Connecting Communities survey. The organization seeks feedback from Cleveland community members to guide their advocacy efforts as streets are repaved, restripped or reconstructed to ensure the safest and best-connected bike network possible.


Jacob VanSickle, Bike Cleveland Executive Director, says “Cleveland’s bike network is growing, with over 70 miles of bike lanes added over the past 4 years. But, while it is growing, Cleveland neighborhoods aren’t connected. The lack of connectivity lowers both ridership and safety of people riding bikes.” Bike Cleveland is working to improve connectivity and safety through the https://www.bikecleveland.org/connecting-communities/ plan.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Thank You from The Slovene Home - Skilled Care and Rehab Center

The administration of The Slovene Home - Skilled Care and Rehabilitation would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our residents and their families and friends.   Everyone has been more than understanding and patient during this difficult time dealing with COVID-19.  Families feel disconnection and fear for their loved one’s safety.

The fact that we have not been able to allow visitors since mid-March is a great hardship for both the residents and their families. But they are very appreciative that the staff has been working so hard to provide quality care and keep their loved ones safe.  

Fortunately, in this well-connected world, residents have been able to video-chat with family with the help of staff as well as simply touch base on the phone. We conduct small group activities -  while maintaining social distancing -  as we all try to adjust to a new “normal”. We allow families to drop off special items and treats for their loved ones to make them feel more close to home.  The items are delivered to the recipients by staff members after following careful sanitizing guidelines.    

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland Releases Free Resource to Help Teens Understand Financial Impact of COVID-19

(Cleveland, OH– Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland is releasing a free resource for teens titled Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19. The guide is designed to answer teens’ questions about the economic implications of COVID-19, including “Why are some store shelves empty?”, “Why are some people losing their jobs?” and “Are we going into a recession, or even a depression?” The guide is available at JA.org/MakingSense.

“While social distancing is essential to fighting COVID-19, the disease and the steps we must take to address it are having a financial impact. Our goal is to help young people better understand what’s happening,” said Joe Faulhaber, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland.). “April is Financial Literacy Month, and this is really an important time to be sharing this kind of information.”

The guide is written with middle school and high school students in mind. It uses relatable examples to explain what a recession is, how the Federal Reserve works and steps being taken by government and the private sector to deal with the economic impact associated with COVID-19. JA is also offering free resources to teachers and parents who may have students finishing school online this semester. Those resources are available at JA.org/Tomorrows.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Internet Providers Offering Free Access to Families in Need

Internet service providers Spectrum, AT&T, Comcast, EmpowerCLE+, Mobile Citizen and Verizon have recently revised their internet service packages to offer relief to households experiencing hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic. See the list below to find out if you qualify and how to apply.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Announces Worker Info Line

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland recently announced a Worker Information Line, similar to its long-standing Tenant Information Line. The Worker Information Line provides an opportunity for residents of Northeast Ohio to get information about how to receive their last paycheck, how to apply for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits, who qualifies for UC benefits, and more.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Dark Horse and Marvel Offer Free Virtual Comics for Kids and Teens

Comic book publishers Dark Horse and Marvel recently launched free virtual comic books for kids and teens on the publishers’ websites. Marvel offers 12 free titles, while Dark Horse offers over 70 titles organized by genre and age.

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Volume 12, Issue 5, Posted 5:54 PM, 05.07.2020

Hunger Center Temporarily Closed

The CCC3 Hunger Center located in Collinwood and managed by St. John Nottingham Lutheran Church is temporarily closed. However, the needs of families has not ceased. If you are a resident of the community and in need of food/meals please contact St. John Lutheran Church via email. We will do our best to find a way to help! Contact us at: churchoffice@stjohnnottingham.org May God bless you and keep you during this time of pestilence!

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:36 PM, 04.01.2020

Individual Act of Conservation

We may be keeping away from each other, but TOGETHER we can still make a difference for our local soil, water, wildlife and neighborhoods.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:36 PM, 04.01.2020

Operation Project Learn

Operation Project Learn (OPL) is a non-profit community-based organization that teaches adults and older out-of-school youths basic reading and writing skills. OPL works with the lowest leve reader on a one-on-one basis or in a small group classroom setting.  In this environment the students will receive the individual attention needed to be successful first in this setting and then moved on to a GED setting when ready.  In order to be successful in any GED program one must have a strong reading experience level of at least a 9th grade.  OPL's goal is to get them there and then to assist them in connecting with a GED pprogram that is appropriate for them.  OPL is not about reinventing the literacy wheel. But to help better the one that already exists.  Android we do this with a volunteer staff and board that have committed themselves to provide the best possible service we can.  Between our staff, we have over 75 years of experience working with this population of adults.  We can continue to do this good work with your help.  

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:36 PM, 04.01.2020

SHOP COLLINWOOD!

Collinwood businesses have gotten creative about retail experiences in the recent weeks! These are just a few that have shaken up how they do business…

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:35 PM, 04.01.2020

Neighborhood Eats

Please Patronize these Local Restaurants

Adam’s Place – Open for takeout, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
681 East 200th St. (216) 531-9681
Breakfast & lunch.

Beach Club Bistro – Open for takeout.
Gourmet pizzas & seafood
21939 Lake Shore Blvd., (216) 731-7499
Lunch & dinner.

Blue Breeze Sports Bar & Grill – Open for takeout.
16826 Lakeshore Blvd., (216) 465-1240
Lunch & dinner 7 days a week.

Buettner’s Bakery – Open for takeout.
Old-fashioned favorites.
704 E. 185th St. (216) 531-0650
Breakfast & lunch.

Congin’s Italian Drive Thru – Open for takeout.
Slices from heaven on St. Clair.
18812 Nottingham Rd., (216) 481-4585
Lunch & dinner.

Dale’s Deli & Carryout – Open for takeout.
Deli favorites, delivery available.
627 E 200th St., (216) 531-3354
Lunch & dinner 7 days a week.

Famous Gyro George – Open for takeout 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
19019 Euclid Ave., (216) 738-0800
Breakfast/lunch/dinner 7 days.

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:35 PM, 04.01.2020

A Call to All 20:4

Are these uncertain times? No. We knew these days would come.
Now is an Old Day but a New Day. A situation that has actually been before. What's new? The people.
Yes, there is fear, but be brave. Be bold and courageous. Your purpose is to rise above your circumstances by going back, back to the wisdom from a book centuries old: the Holy Bible.
Is it outdated? No. Has it been forsaken? Yes. We must go back to the Old Landmark.
Think back...recall the memories of the stories told to you by your parents, grandparents and great- grandparents. Seize the moments and times spent together learning, loving, living these treasures. Keep them in your heart and in your mind.
Be strong when the battleground for your mind is in combat mode! Find a solid immovable rock to stand on when the floods come and the storms rage. Cleave to it!
Jesus Is.
My Rock.
Never Forget....
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalm 40:2 The Holy Bible New International Version (NIV)

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Volume 12, Issue 4, Posted 4:35 PM, 04.01.2020