Calendar of Events

Creative Placemaking Across the United States

September 19, 2014
On September 19th at noon, Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America, will be speaking at The City Club for the event, “Creative Placemaking Across The United States.”  This event will cover how the arts can shape the social, physical, and economic character of communities.  See the link below for more information and to register for this event.

I Am Shaker Square!

August 9, 2014

Picnic at the Square

Saturday, August 9th



Bring a blanket, chairs, a picnic dinner and some good friends. Enjoy jugglers, a face painter, balloon artists, and more! Then enjoy the Ahi-Nama Latin Jazz concert as part of the Shaker Square Concert Series.


Free Employment Workshop

August 7, 2014

Do you have a teenager eager to find employment?  Perhaps you or someone you know is interested in creating a resumé that stands out and sits at the top of the pile.  SHAD has partnered with the Purple Squirrel Group LLC to help individuals looking for employment discover the five things they should know to land their DREAM JOB!


August 7 from 11:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m. bring your lunch and your resume to 11811 Shaker Blvd, Suite 204, Cleveland, OH 44120 and Lisa Ealy will reveal the things you need to know about your resumé that will make it more appealing to employers.


To register, please call 216-421-2100 or send an email to


There is no deadline so if you are looking at this message at 11 a.m. on August 7, just grab your lunch and your resumé and stop by.  The workshop is free and we are happy to help.

Neighbor Up Network Night

August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7th

6pm to 8pm

University Circle United Methodist Church

1919 East 107th (on Chester)


You are invited to Network Night! Come to share ideas and resources and connect on issues important to you.

Questions? Call 216.361.9149 or email Indigo at

Looking for a Great Job?

August 5, 2014

Monday, August 4th

3pm to 4pm

Neighborhood Connections

5000 Euclid, Suite 310




Tuesday, August 5th

11am to Noon

Neighborhood Connections

5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310


Residents of Greater University Circle neighborhoods interested in a position at University Hospitals. To be recommended for one of the positions, candidates must attend an info session and complete a two-week training (the training is unpaid).


Call 216.229.0555 to register. Please be sure to say which session you want to attend when leaving a message.

What’s Going on with the Creative Workforce Fellowship?

July 24, 2014
This spring, new applications to the Creative Workforce Fellowship program – a local grant program that directly supports individual artists – were put on hold.  On July 24th at 3:00 p.m. join Tom Schorgl and Karen Gahl-Mills at The City Club of Cleveland for information on what is going on with the Creative Workforce Fellowship program.  See the link below to register for this event. 

Ward 5 Festival

June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28th

Friendly Inn Settlement House

2386 Unwin (near Quincy)


Festival from 10am to 6pm


Parade starts at Noon at East 30th and Community College


Join the Ward 5 Community as we celebrate with music, entertainment,  food, and activities for all ages!


For more info on the Festival, please call Andrea Foote at 216.436.7656.


For more info on the Parade, please call Sherita Mullins at 216.341.1455.



Community Art Project in Ashbury/Glenville!

June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26th


11600 Ashbury


Please join residents and merchants from Ashbury and East 116th on Thursday, June 26th. If you have artistic skills (or if you are a beginner) join artist Gwen Garth along with several residents as we paint window dressings on a vacant home at 11600 Ashbury. All are welcome!


Call Leonard Davis at 216.791.6476 x. 268 for more info!

Greater University Circle Job and Resource Fair

June 25, 2014

Wednesday, June 25th

9am to 3pm

Case Western Reserve University

Thwing Student Center

11111 Euclid


Up to 60 businesses will be at the Greater University Circle Job & Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 25th.


Please bring plenty of resumes!


On site applications and resumes will be accepted for full-time  and part-time positions available in Customer Service, Health Care, Utilities, Retail, Catering, Data Entry, and more!


Download the flyer here.


Resume and Interviewing Workshops will be provided throughout the day.


Presentation on “How to join the Union”, given by Laborers Local 860, will be given.


This event is free and open to the public.


There will be assistance prior to the job fair on creating or revising a resume at:

Catholic Charities

St. Philip Neri Family Services Center

June 12th at 1pm

June 19th at 1pm

Call Patrick at 216.391.4414 x. 22 for more info


Fairfax Renaissance Development

8111 Quincy, Suite 100

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am

Call 216.361.8400 for more info


Famicos Foundation

1325 Ansel Road

Call Leonard at 216.791.6476 x. 268 for more info


PNC Fairfax Connection

8220 Carnegie

Call 216.391.4677 for more information on resume help, leadership, networking, interviewing or other job readiness skills.

June 18th, 3:30pm to 5pm, Resume Writing Workshop


Ashbury Computer Center

11011 Ashbury

Mondays and Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm

Call Wanda or James before you go at 216.421.2305 to request assistance with your resume.

6th Annual Larchmere Porchfest

June 21, 2014

Saturday, June 21st

Porch Performances – 1pm to 6pm

Finale Performances – 6pm to 8pm

Restaurant After Parties – 8pm to 10pm


You are invited to the 6th Annual Larchmere Porchfest! 30 Bands on 30 Porches! Lounge on the front lawns of the Larchmere neighborhood and sample a diverse range of local talent. This event is free so bring your kids, friends, and neighbors. Pack a cooler and drive, ride, walk or bike to Larchmere for this fun day of music and more.


For more info, click here.

Join Neighborhood Connections & Changemakers at Parade the Circle!

June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14th


Wade Oval

University Circle


Please join Neighborhood Connections and fellow ChangeMakers at Parade the Circle as we debut our “Elephant in the Room,” float.  For several weeks leading up the parade, a diverse group of people have been engaged in learning and conversation about the complex issue of social oppression, privilege and power as it relates to Race – while creating the float!  We hope to see your face in the crowd at this fun-filled, spectacular event that has become a tradition in our city.


Download the flyer here.

Neighbor Up Network Night

June 5, 2014

Thursday, June 5th

6pm – 8pm

University Circle United Methodist Church
1919 E. 107th Street


The best place to experience the power of Neighbor UP is at our monthly Network Night. Come out to experience it for yourself.  Free parking!



We’ve Moved!

We are now located in The Agora at 5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310.


Our number is 216.229.4688.

Next Grant Deadline Friday, August 8th!

Our next deadline for grant proposals is Friday, August 8th at 5pm.   Download the application here!   You can drop off your proposal at the following locations on August 8th:   Neighborhood Connections 5000 Euclid, Suite 310   Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre CDO 3167 Fulton Road, Suite 303

The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation

The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation is one of the most inclusive sports and cultural festivals in the world and comes to Cleveland+Akron from August 9 to 16.

Want to buy your tickets for Opening Ceremony complete with Parade of Participants, Broadway stars, Lance Bass, Greg Louganis, Community Chorus, Marching Band and many surprises? Click here.

Want to watch and experience the Concert Band, Choral Performance, Figure Skating, Bodybuilding, DanceSport, Pink Flamingo pool show or join us for Closing Ceremony? Go to the Tickets page here.

The Games are open to all adults – regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. With more than 35 sports (from darts to triathlon, bowling to softball) and two cultural events (band and chorus), there’s something for everybody. There’s still time to register, click here.

You can also  volunteer or donate





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