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Looking for a Great Job?

Residents of Greater University Circle neighborhoods interested in earning more than $10/hour, check out the University Hospitals Pathways Project. Positions available in Environmental and Nutritional Services at University Hospitals. Details: Work in a fast-paced work environment that is critical to the care of hospital patients Earn a competitive hourly wage Skill development classes will prepare you for the interviews and ensure success on the job Local employer is committed to.
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Building Wealth for Residents in Greater University Circle

Greater University Circle was in the spotlight last month during the Inner City Economic Summit held downtown at the Global Center for Health Innovation. The summit drew 250 civic, business and nonprofit leaders from across the country to hear about innovative ways to build wealth in economically-distressed areas of U.S. cities. Some 1,000 more joined the conference via a live online broadcast. The annual summit is organized by The Initiative for.
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Go4Life: Exercise for Senior Citizens

I started teaching Go4Life almost a year ago. Go4Life is a federally funded campaign sponsored by the National Institute on Aging to encourage senior citizens to exercise and make physical activity a part of their daily lives. It helps senior citizens manage pain and strengthen their muscles. It also helps them maintain balance and flexibility. According to the National Institutes of Health, only 25 percent of.
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Gardeners Bring Beekeeping Program to East Cleveland

This summer, we at McGregor Seed2Feed Community Garden in East Cleveland hosted a beekeeping program for teens. The purpose was to get local youth interested in the sustainability and agricultural thought processes behind beekeeping. Five teens took part in the program. When it started, they ran from the bees, but by summer's end, they were natural beekeepers. They networked (at the first annual block party in.
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Teens Reflect on Urban Beekeeping Program

Our experience with McGregor this summer was amazing. When we first came and interacted with the bees, we were very shocked. The whole experience was a great opportunity to learn something new every time we went. And we were very happy to overcome our fear of bees. We were all asked by our families and friends, "Have you gotten stung?" We never did. We learned about the.
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Neighbors Bring Rain Gardens to Glenville & Hough

There is a waterway that connects Shaker Lakes to the Cultural Gardens and Shaker Heights to Glenville. It is the Doan Brook watershed, and the abundance of water flowing through it is putting the natural habitats it forms in danger. Fortunately, the Famicos Foundation and some concerned residents are working to protect the natural waterway while making their neighborhoods nicer in the process. For four years,.
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The Pulse: Getting to Know Brian Hoyer

Hoyer attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Wildcats. In addition to playing football, Hoyer was a Wildcat baseball pitcher, infielder, and outfielder. In 2002, he compiled an 8-1 record with a 1.99 ERA as a sophomore. He was the winning pitcher in the 2002 Ohio Division I State Championship game allowing two earned runs in six innings pitched. Hoyer compiled a 16-7 record (.696) as a.
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A Message to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

I got laid off in 2009, during the worse economic climate since the Great Depression. I soon found out the cliché — adversity will either make you or break you — to be true.  It was the adversity of being laid off that pushed me to my passion of cooking. The same year I was laid off, I started an off-beat catering business call From Me.
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Live Better for Less Money

The Cleveland Time Bank is online! The Time Bank is a network of friends and neighbors who exchange skills and services without using cash. It’s beyond bartering. In the Cleveland TimeBank, we build strong connections in our community while helping each other live better for less money. Check it out at  http://clevelandtimebank.org/.
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Inamori Ethics Prize Events at CWRU Thursday Sept. 12

The 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize will be awarded to entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard, founder of the premier outdoor gear and clothing company, Patagonia Inc. A legendary rock climber and avid outdoorsman, Chouinard is a global leader in corporate social responsibility with a keen focus on protecting the planet. He has channeled his passion for the natural world into a successful enterprise that sets a high standard.
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PNC and Fairfax: Together Building a Stronger Community

  As we mark the first anniversary of the PNC Fairfax Connection this month, there are many achievements and milestones to celebrate.  For instance, there’s the member who found employment using the resources at the center, the preschooler who is better prepared for kindergarten, the small business owner who strengthened his business plan and the teenager who mastered video production. These are just a few examples of.
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Clinic Uses iPad to Connect with Patients

For years, Sharon Fulton has had difficulty managing her diabetes and tracking her blood glucose levels. When visiting her physician Dr. Nana Kobaivanova at Cleveland Clinic's Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center, she would often bring with her several random sheets of paper with various scribbles on it. Or she would simply forget to check her vitals in between office visits, making it a challenge to address any health concerns. However, since June,.
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A Healthy Start

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines right from the start and throughout our lives. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children against 14 serious and sometimes deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old. To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives – and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines.
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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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Business Plan Competition

What's Your Small Business? The Economic and Community Development Institute is hosting a Business Plan Competition. Are you starting a small business? Do you currently own a small business and want it to grow? Submit your application by August 2 to csmith@ecdi.org. Finals are scheduled for August 15. For more information, contact Christopher Smith at 216-912-5664 or csmith@ecdi.org. Winner of competition will be placed into the ECDI Business  Incubator Program starting  September 2. Competition is open to.
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