September 21, 2012

Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood continues work to make vibrant, thriving neighborhoods

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative is moving full speed ahead with the help of staff, partners, Central neighborhood residents and local schools while waiting for word from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for Promise Neighborhood funding. The initiative held a town hall meeting in August, which was attended by Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, and parents of school children and residents. The initiative also held a back-to-school rally attended by more than 1,000 students and parents. Students received free haircuts or hair braiding, vouchers for school uniforms or supplies, and information on programs and services available to Central neighborhood families.

There are a number of upcoming events for Central neighborhood residents, including:

  • MomsFirst, in honor of National Infant Mortality Awareness month, is holding a program for pregnant women on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Friendly Inn Settlement House. The program will include workshops on safe sleeping habits, breastfeeding, child development, fatherhood services and more.
  • Green City Growers is holding a meeting to discuss job opportunities at the new greenhouse being built in Central. The meeting is Wednesday, September 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Outhwaite Homes (Legacy Room), 2452 E. 43 Street.
  • City Mission/Pathways family night and welcome back party with food, drinks, prizes and fun for the whole family on Thursday, September 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pathway's Family Outreach Center, 5310 Carnegie Avenue. 

See the latest “Promise Update” for more upcoming events and news about the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood initiative. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is the lead partner among many collaborators in the initiative.


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