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.

Arts and Culture Roundtable Candidate Forum

September 12, 2014
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be having the second of two Arts and Culture Roundtable Candidate Forums on September 12th featuring Republican Candidate, Jack Schron.  There will be time allotted for asking questions.  Also, plan to come early or stay after to network with like-minded professionals.  Click here for more information and to register.

NC Proposal Deadline!

August 8, 2014

Friday, August 8th



Neighborhood Connections proposals are due today by 5pm!


You can drop off your proposal at one of the following addresses:


Neighborhood Connections

The Agora Building

5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310


Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre CDC

Lin Omni Building

3167 Fulton



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.

Mechanic Street House Concerts

August 1, 2014

Smooth Hound Smith
Friday August 1st
Doors open at 7:30pm, Music at 8:00pm

$15 suggested donation

For more info or to reserve your seat, please email

This is going to be a fun show. We hope you can join us!

Mechanic Street House Concerts, Ohio City, Cleveland OH 44113

About Mechanic Street House Concerts
Mechanic Street House Concerts are hosted by Lynn Phares and Joel Elvery. A house concert is simply a live musical performance hosted in someone’s home. It is the perfect way to experience amazingly talented independent artists in an up-close-and-personal setting. It is a totally different experience than going to see a band at a bar or a large venue. We do this several times a year. Mechanic Street House Concerts isn’t a business, and we don’t make any money from the performance. They are private, invitation only events. A donation is requested, 100% of which goes to the artists who have spent a lifetime of hard work honing their skills to provide the best possible entertainment for their audience.
Reservations are required. These are events we are hosting in our home. We need to know who is coming. Not just so we have enough chairs ready but also because the size and composition of the audience can influence the artist’s performance. Sometimes more people are interested in attending than we can accommodate. In those cases, we have a waiting list and inform people the day of the event if there has been a cancellation.

NC Grantseeker Workshop

July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31st

6pm to 8pm

Neighborhood Connections New Office!

The Agora

5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310


You are invited to learn more about writing a proposal to submit to Neighborhood Connections for our next round of funding. Learn with others about how to complete the application, fill out the budget form, and prepare for the interview. All applicants are urged to attend!


Our next proposal deadline is Friday, August 8th.

Seminar on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

July 25, 2014
The Galilean Theological Center in collaboration with Indiana Wesleyan University  and the Educational Resources International will be offering a seminar on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse on Friday, July 25th from 7:00pm-9:30pm and Sat. July 26th from 9:00am-3:00pm.  CEU’s will be offered.  Cost for seminar is $99 however if you are affiliated with the Galilean Theological Center your cost will be $30.  You can register online here.

Arts and Culture Roundtable: Candidate Forum

July 25, 2014
On July 25th from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will be having the first of two Arts and Culture Roundtable Candidate Forums. This candidate forum will feature Armond Budish, the Democratic candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive, who will speak directly to the arts and culture community sharing his thoughts on the role of arts and culture in county government.
Click here for more information and to register.

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. 

NC Grantseeker Workshop

July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23rd

6pm to 8pm

Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office

Lin Omni Building

3167 Fulton Road


You are invited to learn more about writing a proposal to submit to Neighborhood Connections for our next round of funding. Learn with others about how to complete the application, fill out the budget form, and prepare for the interview. All applicants are urged to attend!


Our next proposal deadline is Friday, August 8th.

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!


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.


We are offering three opportunities to learn more about applying for a grant:


Tuesday, July 15th from 6pm to 8pm

University Circle United Methodist Church

1919 East 107th Street


Wednesday, July 23rd from 6pm to 8pm

Stockyard Clark Fulton Brooklyn Center Community Development

Lin Omni Building

3167 Fulton



Thursday, July 31st from 6pm to 8pm

Neighborhood Connections Office

5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310 (The Agora)

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Recruiting Community Leaders

Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills?

Apply to The Neighborhood Leadership Development ProgramRecruitment ends July 31.

Go to  or call 216-776-6172 for more information.


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

Neighborhood Connections brings a 12-foot teepee to Wade Oval Wednesday July 30  

Neighborhood Connectionsis bringing a 12-foot teepee totheWOW!Wade Oval Wednesdayconcerton July 30.People will have an opportunity to share their thoughtsabout what makes for a healthy Greater University Circle. 
Neighborhood Connections and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine‘s Promoting Health Across Boundaries, aninitiative within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,have joined together on a“Listening Campaign.”Staff from both organizationshave spent the last few months outinthe community talking with neighborhood residentsandinstitutionalleaders.  
Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, who heads up the PHAB initiative, says, “This partnership allows us to get a deeper understanding of community health by talking with residents and institutions that already have trusted relationships with Neighborhood Connections.” Dr. Stange is a professor of family medicine, epidemiology & biostatistics, sociology and oncology at Case Western Reserve, where he holds the Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD, Professorship of Oncology Research. 
Our listening campaign is trying to discover how to improve communityhealth,” saysDanielle Price,programcoordinator atNeighborhood Connections.“We are on a quest. There is a moment of opportunity here for the medical community and neighborhoods towork togetherdifferently.We wantto find out what’s already working, whothecommunity champions are and bring everyone together to work to improve community health.”  
The organizations’ long-term goal is to createa vision and plan for a healthier Greater University Circle, which includes the city ofEast Cleveland and seven Cleveland neighborhoods: Buckeye-Shaker, Central, Fairfax, Glenville, Hough, Little Italy and University Circle. Some parts of the area have highunemployment rates as well as otherfactors that contribute to poor health, but it is also home to top-rated healthcare and educational institutionslike University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, and Case Western Reserve University. 
Public broadcasterideastream, whose mission in part is to strengthen our communities,will be on-hand, inside the teepee, to filmpeople’sresponsesto a series of questions about healthin the community. The resulting film will debut later this year. 
Free and open to the public, the weeklyWOW! Wade Oval Wednesdaysattractthousands of people to Wade Oval in University Circle.  
About Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  
Founded in 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest medical research institution in Ohio and is among the nation’s top medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The School of Medicine is recognized throughout the international medical community for outstanding achievements in teaching. The School’s innovative and pioneering Western Reserve2 curriculum interweaves four themes–research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership, and civic professionalism–to prepare students for the practice of evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing health care environment of the 21st century. Nine Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the school of medicine. 
Annually, the School of Medicine trains more than 800 MD and MD/PhD students and ranks in the top 25 among U.S. research-oriented medical schools as designated by U.S. News & World Report “Guide to Graduate Education.” 
The School of Medicine’s primary affiliate is University Hospitals Case Medical Center and is additionally affiliated with MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic, with which it established the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in 2002. 





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