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EDUCATION

Network for Neighborhood Success Continues to Grow

Lisa Davis founded Network for Neighborhood Success back in 2006. Her idea? To help youth from her neighborhood connect to the resources and jobs right in the neighborhood and to help prepare them for college. Neighborhood Connections provided a grant to Davis and other volunteers for curriculum development, food, and supplies for the program's debut. Last month, six years after she first started, Davis began another.
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HBCU College Fair

The free 10th Annual Historically Black College and University College Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Warrensville Heights High School, 4270 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights. There will be more than 30 colleges, programs and resources, workshops and door prizes. Register online at www.HBCUAlumniCLE.com or call 216-282-HBCU.   .
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Event of the Week: Book Fair in Little Italy

The Montessori School at Holy Rosary is holding a children's book fair this week. Call 421-0700 for more information. The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 15 and 16 in the Holy Rosary Church Hall, 12021 Mayfield Road in Little Italy..
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Central Arts Group Committed to Community

Foluke Cultural Arts Center, led by Dava Cansler, is a force to be reckoned with in the Central community. Cansler founded the center years ago as a dance faith-based ministry with a focus on the community. The organization expanded after Cansler conducted a survey in the community to see if the residents would be interested in an arts program. The results showed a hunger for an artistic outlet, Cansler said. “I saw the arts as.
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Student Loan Repayment Based on Income, Not Loan Amount

I have a friend I’ll call Morgan Rachelle Jones. She goes by Rachelle. For years there was a certain ritual that went on between her and her land-line phone. If the caller, a stranger, asked for "Morgan," she would say, "He's not home.” This usually confused the caller, who would ask, "Huh? Is Morgan a man or a woman?” And suddenly, Ms. Morgan Rachelle Jones turned into.
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I Want my Neighborhood to Have…

In our August issue, we asked readers to tell us what they would like their neighborhoods to have. We were inspired by residents in Collinwood who used a Neighborhood Connections grant to build a community chalkboard on Waterloo Road near East 160th Street asking the same question. The group is now building another chalkboard on East 185th Street. Folks from around the area answered our call..
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Teachers Dream and Create a Unique Classroom

Preschool teachers Angelica Pickett and Andora Sanders wanted to do something different in their classroom this year, so they turned the room into a jungle. It took five weeks of work. The two used just construction paper, crayons and glue to create the jungle decorations in their classroom at Children’s First Learning Center, 8408 Hough Ave. They painstakingly twisted paper to make vines and cut out.
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Must-Do Event: College Fair in East Cleveland on Saturday

Jamocha Arts Center Hosts First Annual College Fair, October 6th   High school students from Greater Cleveland are invited to attend the Jamocha Arts Center Annual College Fair on October 6, 2012.   This event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center at 14801 Shaw Avenue in East Cleveland.   It is free and open to students and parents.   We anticipate more.
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Growth Beyond the Garden

Denim blue jeans, white baseball cap and a T-shirt; blazing sun, sweat on the brow and hands guilty of work. Veronica Walton does not limit herself to just growing rich and healthy vegetation in her many plots across the city’s east side. She shares her knowledge with any who are willing and ready to learn through a training program in connection with the Gateway 105 Farmers.
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Scholarships

Neighborhood Voice does not guarantee the information provided on this page.   College: Free, Tuition-free and Full Scholarships   Yahoo! Finance: Ways to Attend College for Free (August 6, 2012) Berea College in Kentucky is a no-cost liberal arts college offering undergraduate programs to high achieving students. It US News and World Report ranks it a "Best College" (71) for National Liberal Arts colleges. $24.95 online book listing tuition-free scholarships and colleges For 11th and.
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Cleveland School District Offers Language Assistance for Parents

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District provides free language assistance to parents and guardians who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) regarding school programs and activities. To be eligible for assistance, a parent or guardian does not have to be of limited English proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. It is only necessary that a person be limited in at least one of these areas to receive.
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This Week’s Top Events: Youth Fest & Community Help Fair

St. Clair Superior Neighborhood Youth Festival Neighborhood Parade kicks off festivities at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25. Parade starts at Addison Road and Carl Avenue, travels north to St. Clair Avenue, then west to Norwood Road and south to St. Martin de Porres parking lot. Bouncers, games, food and karaoke! From noon- 4 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres High School, 6111 Lausche Ave. Community Help Fair Starting at 10 a.m..
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What’s in a Name? Civil Rights Hero Unhappy about Cable Series Using Her Name

Diane Nash,  74, says the USA Cable television network stole her name. Maxine Walker Giddings, 72, recently emailed me a link to a letter Nash posted on July 26. Both women are civil rights heroes. Nash explains in her letter that USA's series, "Political Animals", portrays actress Vanessa Redgrave as the first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Her name? Diane Nash. But Nash is African American while Redgrave is of.
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