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UCI Receives $65,000 Grant from PNC to Expand Early Learning Initiative for Local Preschoolers

University Circle Inc. (UCI) is receiving $65,000 in grants over two years from the PNC Foundation to expand its Early Learning Initiative (ELI) education program to reach new audiences. ELI is designed to promote school readiness, with an arts-infused educational program that builds essential literacy skills and expands vocabulary by serving more than 900 economically disadvantaged Northeast Ohio preschool students.  Key activities include monthly visits to.
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What Do You Want to Achieve at PNC Fairfax Connection?

It’s been a busy summer at PNC Fairfax Connection, with increased programming offerings and extended hours.  This month, the center surpassed 1,000 members who are regularly returning to take advantage of our free programs, interactive technology and educational resources. Whether you’re interested in exploring new technology, polishing your job search skills, enhancing your professional development, having fun with other families, expanding your business or learning to.
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Great Schools in Greater UC

When Diane Boylan was pregnant for the first time, she and her husband were unsure whether they would stay in Little Italy where they were renting. But when they walked into the Montessori School at Holy Rosary, they knew they would stay — and they’ve been there ever since. “My husband said, ‘As long as our children can go to this school, we will stay here,’”.
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Local School Gets Award

Hawken School was recognized with A Better Chance’s Access Award at a May Member School breakfast at Case Western Reserve University. The award, presented by Sandra Timmons, A Better Chance president, is given to member schools who have graduated over 50 Better Chance scholars. There have been 92 Better Chance graduates at Hawken School. A Better Chance is a national, New York based organization, founded in 1963.
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Breaking the Cycle

Mike Jones knows that everyone who goes to prison is not a career criminal. That's why, after leaving prison, he founded Breaking the Cycle Inc., a program that offers classes to help ex-offenders cross over into the workforce. The program offers classes on typing and computer literacy. The inability to use computers is a contributing factor to recidivism, according to Jones' colleague Gary Baney, because many job.
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Stepstone Academy in Central

"I want to see more hands up," one Stepstone Scholar, a first-grader, said as she led the class in the daily calendar activity. At Stepstone Academy, a new charter school in the Central neighborhood, these moments are not uncommon. They are expected. Students show excitement and pride in their learning, knowing they have accomplished something. You hear their voices, and it is a pleasant and welcoming.
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Students Work on Cultural Gardens

In the past two months, Hawken School’s seventh-graders have secured approval for plans that will significantly change both the look and environmental landscape of University Circle’s Cultural Gardens. In February, the students got unanimous approval for their Master Conceptual Plan for the American Cultural Garden, one of the 23 gardens in Rockefeller Park that celebrate and express America’s varied ethnic heritages.  The American Garden was originally.
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PNC Fairfax Connection Offers Expanded Summer Hours

Beginning on Monday, June 3, PNC Fairfax Connection will offer new expanded summer hours for all members of the community to take advantage of our free programs, interactive technology and educational resources. Just in time for summer break, you can join us at the center on Monday through Saturday: Monday                                      (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Tuesday and Wednesday     (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Thursday                         .
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Freedom Schools

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program provides summer enrichment through a research based and multicultural curriculum that supports children and families through five essential components: high quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership develop-ment and wellness. Scholars are taught to love reading, develop a positive attitude toward learning and cultivate self-esteem through an Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) by.
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Two Schools, One Newspaper

When Kate Klonowski, head of Urban Scholastic Media Initiative, came up with the idea to partner Hawken Upper School and Shaw High School students with an interest in journalism for a joint writing venture, the intent of the program was as much about the process as it was the end product. “In a way, both of the schools have isolation issues,” Klonowski commented when asked about.
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Money Matters

In these difficult economic times, families are struggling just to make ends meet. Many residents, particularly those in underserved communities, are frustrated with social service and financial systems that are difficult to access and often do not cater to their diverse needs. Many residents rely on money center services and payday lenders that often charge high fees for services many banks offer for free. Perhaps financial missteps.
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Teen Student Interviews County Medical Examiner

For some time now, I’ve wanted to be a medical examiner. I guess all those crime scene investigation TV shows, like "Criminal Minds," got to me. When I told my mother about my latest career choice, she went digging through the Web for summer programs, internships — whatever. That is when she came across the High School Shadowing Program. The program is coordinated by the medical examiner.
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Apply Now for Scholarships, Internship

Summer opportunity for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders Health Careers Summer Exploration Program is a five-day experience at Tri-C's Metro Campus for students interested in health careers. The application, with teacher, principal or guidance counselor recommendation, is due April 19. For more information call 216-987-3185, email Mary-Ann.Bradfield@tri-c.edu or visit http://www.healthy-careers.org/exploration/index.php Scholarship Opportunities through the Cleveland Foundation The application period has begun and the deadline for many scholarships is April 5, 2013. Graduating high school.
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Summer Camps, Jobs

Girls Entering 8th Grade, B-Wiser Camp The College of Wooster offers scholarships for a five-day summer hands-on science camp for girls entering 8th grade this year. Applications and fees are due April 20. For details, visit http://bwiser.spaces.wooster.edu, call 330-263-2101 or email mkilpatrick@wooster.edu. *** Entering 10-11th Graders, NASA Paid Internship NASA offers the NASA Glenn Research Center High School Internship Project, a paid 8-week summer internship for students entering 10th or.
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Tutoring is Best Part of Resident’s Week

I have just returned from what may be the most satisfying time of my week. It was the two hours I spend each Thursday morning with a second-grade girl at Buckeye-Woodland School. I am a tutor for this girl, who according to her teacher, looks forward to my visits. I am one of 50 volunteers of all ages who tutor at the school. We come from.
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