Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Footprints' 2007 Open House


2007 Open House

Are you looking for a program that is fun, interactive, nurtures positive relationships and prepares girls to be positive young ladies in our community? If you answered yes, then Footprints is the organization for you!

WHO: Girls ages 9 – 17 and Parents/Guardians

WHAT: Open House

WHERE: MLK Jr. Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2007, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHY: To provide young ladies and their parents/guardians who are interested in joining Footprints during the 2007 – 2008 school year, with information about our organization and the steps on how to become a member of Footprints.

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Howse - Executive Director, Footprints

Phone: (216) 407-0876



Mailing Address: P.O. Box 606198 ~ Cleveland, Ohio 44106

1st annual Fall Festival and FREE Tutoring

Catapult Online
Marketing Call Center Team Leader

PHONE: 410-609-6371
PHONE: 800-417-3125

Come out to the on November 3rd to find out
if your child is eligible for free tutoring on a free computer from
Catapult Online. Many students in the Cleveland School District are
eligible and once they complete Catapult Online's program, they get to
keep the computer! Catapult Online and community partners, Slavic
Village Development Corporation, Boys and Girls Club, Job Corps,
Central Catholic High School , Wirenet, and TechRec will be hosting
this free event at the Boys and Girls Club located at 6114 Broadway
Avenue. Catapult Online and Catapult Online's Community Partners will
be onhand to show students that there are alternatives to violence
through education, jobs, and training. Enter raffles for an MP3
player, an autographed Browns Football, and even a FREE COMPUTER! The
event will have food, drinks, a dj, dancing, grab bags and much more!
Doors open at 11 a.m. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for
a child in your family. For more information call 1-800-417-3125 or

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Boys II Men

Boys II Men

What's it like being a male in 2007?

Join us to hear real men talk real candidly about some real issues: careers, relationships, sex, goal setting and making good choices, fashion, grooming and hair care, violence, leadership skills, the value of life and death and respect

For males, ages 12 to 21

Saturday, November 3, 2007

11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. - Lunch will be served

RapArt Center

1941 South Taylor Road – Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Registration necessary for all who attend

To register, please fill out and return the form below and return it to RapArt

Or call 216/371-3915 OR 216/932-9497 x114

$2 fee required for all men & boys who attend

(first 10 boys to register will be free)

Presented by The Extended Family at RapArt

RapArt is a program of…Center For Families And Children

Boys II Men registration form

Teen's name: ___________________________________

Parent/guardian's signature: _________________________________________________

Phone number: __________________________________________________________

Teen's age: _________________________________________________

*Please note: Photographs may be taken of participants during the program

Please return this form to: Keesha mcMillian, RapArt Center atn: Boys II Men/ 1941 South Taylor Road/ Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Truman Scholarship Foundation


The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is:

to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The Federal Aviation Association is taking applications

Share this with your friends

Pass this one to your children, or anyone who is seeking
employment. I know some people wish they were between these ages. (smile)


The Federal Aviation Association is taking applications for air
traffic controller school. ( Ages of 18-31 with a high school diploma)

If you have or know kids between the ages of 18-31 with a high
school diploma. The Federal Aviation Association is taking applications
for air traffic controller school. We all have kids and know kids in the
right age group (under 31) and with some effort they could reach a
salary of over $100,000 with benefits in about 3 years. You need only a
high school diploma to apply and credit is given for college on the
exam. They need to go to for
details and to fill out the application immediately - even if they don't
know if they'd want to attend immediately - it's the federal government
and it may take them months to call. The key is to apply NOW.

There will be a lot of retirements coming up rather quickly and
they need to line up training to accommodate these openings. It's my
understanding that the FAA rarely has an open application such as this
and that the jobs are coveted. The person who shared this has a 28 year
old daughter who is well into 6 figures and has plenty of time for
travel/recreation and has started another career on the side. This is a
gr eat opportunity and it should be noted that choosing a site like
Anchorage or Indianapolis to train is a likely acceptance into the
training program - after-which you can transfer anywhere in the country
that has a tower. I hope you pass this information on to family,

"Things will stay the same until the pain of change is less than
the pain of staying the same."

CAAO Youth Innovation Forum Orientation

Event: CAAO Youth Innovation Forum Orientation
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Time: 10 am - 12 noon
Location: CAAO, Midtown Innovation Center, Suite 201, Cleveland OH
RSVP: Contact Beverly Peterson at 216-432-9481 Deadline to RSVP is Monday, October 29, 2007

Who should attend:

Youth between the ages of 11-19. Must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.

Adults interested in being youth mentors in the program. All mentors will go through a background check.

Details about the Youth Innovation Forum (YIF):

YIF is a unique educational opportunity for students between the ages of 11 and 19 to develop their talents to assist with idea generation for new products, fresh designs, and the latest creations. YIF promotes innovation and excellence and seeks to build creative thinkers and developers out of prospective consumers.

Below is a picture of the youth, mentors, and instructors of the 2006 CAAO YIF. The picture was taken at the group's final product presentations at American Greetings.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Shame of A Nation -- Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol (born September 5, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States. Kozol graduated from Noble and Greenough School in 1954[1], and Harvard University summa cum laude in 1958 with a degree in English Literature. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. He did not, however, complete his Rhodes, deciding instead to go to Paris to write a novel. He spent four years there writing his only published work of fiction, The Fume of Poppies, and getting to know the likes of William Styron. It was upon his return that he began to tutor children in Roxbury, MA, and soon became a teacher in the Boston Public Schools. He was fired for teaching a Langston Hughes poem, as described in Death at an Early Age, and then became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. After being fired from BPS he was offered a job to teach for Newton Public Schools, the school district that he had attended as a child, and taught there for several years before becoming more deeply involved in social justice work and dedicating more time to writing.

Kozol has since held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations.

Kozol also has worked in the field of social psychology. Kozol is currently on the Editorial Board of Greater Good Magazine, published by the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California, Berkeley. Kozol's contributions include the interpretation of scientific research into the roots of compassion, altruism, and peaceful human relationships.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

AdmissionFacts Student Scholarship

AdmissionFacts Student Scholarship
Provided by: Admission Facts
Deadline: October 30, 2007
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available: 1
Amount: equal to $750


The AdmissionFacts Student Scholarship is available to college-bound students or students currently in college. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.
Additional Information

Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.

Applicable Majors

All Fields of Study




Find out what it means to parents, community and students in our schools. Come, attend this leadership conference. Share your ideas about ‘hardware’ such as metal detectors, scanners and cameras or ‘human-ware’ including communications, relationships and counseling. Help ensure safety and respect for all in Cleveland’s schools. Light refreshments will be served.

Join Us. Share Your Ideas. We Are Listening.

4 Dates • 4 Locations • 4 Opportunities to Share Your Ideas

October 18, 2007 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Glenville Recreation Center
680 East 113th Street
October 24, 2007 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cudell Recreation Center
1910 West Boulevard
October 25, 2007 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Earl B. Turner Recreation Center
11300 Miles Road
October 29, 2007 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Estabrook Recreation Center
4125 Fulton Road

For information call 858-6468.

The primary goal of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District is to become
a premier school district in the United States of America.

1380 East Sixth Street • Cleveland, Ohio 44114 • (216) 574-8000 •
The Cleveland Board of Education does not discriminate in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gates Millennium Scholarship -- Workshop Session








$ Please visit the Gates website at and preview a full version of the application.

$ Bring your resume and/or a list of your activities and awards.

$ You'll leave the workshop with part of the application completed and a schedule for completing the rest!

$ RSVP by calling 216-421-0482, ext. 281, which is our 24/7-voice mail, or by e-mailing

When: Monday, October 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Avenue
Enter the parking lot from Euclid Avenue.
Enter the building via the door with a large, brightly-colored sign.

§ Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help for the undergraduate and graduate institutions of your choice

§ Annual renewable awards for Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress (up to 5 years for undergraduate)

§ Graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and science

§ Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities

The Scholarship Blog $$$

This blog is dedicated to listing scholarships avialable to students.

$$$There may be a scholarship waiting for you!$$$

The Cleveland Foundation -- Scholarships

The Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation with the third largest assets in excess of $ 1.9 billion. The Cleveland Foundation aims to enhance the lives of all residents in the Greater Cleveland area. You all should really take time to see if there is a scholarship that fits you and apply. The link above will take you to the scholarship treasure chest at The Cleveland Foundation. The cost of college tuition is outpacing inflation and any additional funds can help in
your academic aspiration. The Cleveland Foundation is a jewel in Cleveland that is helping to fill this gap.

Rafe Esquith Lecture

Rafe Esquith is an American teacher at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School, the second-largest elementary school in the United States, located in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of UCLA, Esquith began teaching in 1981. His teaching honors include the 1992 Disney National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, a Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Oprah Winfrey’s $100,000 Use Your Life Award, Parents Magazine’s As You Grow Award, National Medal of Arts, and Esquith was made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

Esquith's fifth-grade students consistently score in the top 5% to 10% of the country in standardized tests. Many of Esquith's students start class at 7:00 each morning, two hours before the rest of the school's students. Most of his students come from immigrant Central American and Korean families and are learning English as a second language. They volunteer to come early, work through recess and stay as late as 5:30 pm, and also come to class during vacations and holidays.

Each year the Hobart Shakespeareans, as Esquith’s students are known, perform one of the Shakespeare's plays. They have opened for the Royal Shakespeare Company, been hired by Sir Peter Hall to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and appeared at the Globe Theater in London.

There Are No Shortcuts (2003) ISBN 0-375-42202-1
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire (2007) ISBN 0-670-03815-6

A vision for free, global (online) education

20/20 Stupid in America

Eighth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration®

Monday, January 21, 2008 7:30 A.M.
The Hilton East Hotel
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Individual Donation: $35.00
Table Donation (10): $350.00

Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Danita Harris, Anchor
NewsChannel 5 – ABC
Cleveland, Ohio

Theme: “WANTED! Courageous People for Challenging Times”

2008 Class of MLK Scholars
“In the Footsteps of Dr. King” Award ®
Recipient – Dr. Edgar B. Jackson

Honorary Chairman: The Honorable Sherrod Brown
Honorary Co-Chairmen: Mr. Terry Stewart & Mr. Charles A. Thigpen

This Breakfast Celebration is officially recognized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration® was created in October 1999. This annual event is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio. All Committee members are volunteers who live throughout the Greater Cleveland Community. This is an independent, tax-exempt, grass roots organization, and it is not affiliated with any other organization or government entity.

The mission of the MLK Holiday Scholarship Committee is to encourage and to facilitate the celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to pass on his legacy to the next generation, and to highlight the creative genius of America’s young sons and young daughters from Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The mission is implemented via the annual community Breakfast Celebration and student contests. Students from throughout Northeast Ohio are invited to honor Dr. King by entering the “Happy Birthday Dr. King!”© Contest.

The 12 winners, known as “MLK Holiday Scholars” receive scholarships and other prizes. Morehouse College students from Northeast Ohio are invited to enter an essay contest. The winners, known as the “MLK-Northeast Ohio Morehouse College Scholars” also receive scholarships and other prizes. Morehouse College is the beloved Alma Mater of three generations of men named Martin Luther King.

The theme of the MLK Committee is “Celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” ®

Sunday, October 14, 2007

10 Scholorship Opportunities

1. Syracuse University 's School of Architecture has a great reputation and this seems like a terrific opportunity, so please pass this on to everyone you know. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 315 443- 2255,
2. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 'CALL ME MISTER' PROGRAM title="" for African-American males.
4. HBCU <> Minority Student Scholarships <>
5. Jacki Tuckfield Scholarship – TUCKFIELD MEMORIAL FUND <>
6. NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION (NMSC) <> - for Outstanding Black American Students
7. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS <> - Programs and Scholarships
8. UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND <> - College Scholarships
9. GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS <> - in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Education or Library Science for Entering First-Year College Students

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cultural Events

Check out some of the cultural events happening in Cleveland, OH:


Turning Boys into Good Men

Joe Ehrmann coming to University SchoolRSVP now to to reserve a seat for lecture focusing on boysand men.

Shaker Heights, Ohio -- Joe Ehrmann, award-winning coach, educator,pastor, and former NFL star, will offer an inspiring and heartfeltmessage on “Turning Boys Into Good Men” at University School on Monday,October 15, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture kicks off University School’sinaugural Center for Excellence Distinguished Speaker Series for thecommunity. The series, entitled “The Lives of Boys and How They CanBecome Better Men,” will feature several nationally recognized expertsdiscussing issues of significance and interest to boys, their parentsand teachers, as well as others in the community.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held atUniversity School’s Shaker Campus, Conway Hall Auditorium, 20701Brantley Road, in Shaker Heights. To reserve a seat at any lecture,please call (216) 831-1984, extension #7392. Or email Joy Klein giving your name, telephone number, and the number andnames of people attending. Although seating is not reserved and ticketswill not be distributed, reservation check-in will be required.

The subject of The New York Times bestseller, Season of Life, and theHBO Sports Special, Code of Conduct, Ehrmann will discuss how truemasculinity should be defined in terms of a man’s ability to love and beloved, to accept responsibility, and to serve others. Named “The mostimportant coach in America” by Parade Magazine in 2004, Ehrmann’spassionate delivery will inspire introspection and action.

Joe Erhmann is the recipient of the National Fatherhood Initiative’s Manof the Year Award for his work in improving the well being of childrenby helping fathers become more involved and committed to their children.He is a cofounder of the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. He and hiswife, Paula, are co-founders of The Door, an inner-city ministry in EastBaltimore that addresses issues of poverty, racism and social justice.They are also the founders of Building Men and Women for Others, whichholistically addressed issues of masculinity and femininity.

“We are proud to be presenting our first Speaker Series for thecommunity,” said Stephen S. Murray, University School headmaster.“Exploring the lives of boys and how they can become better men is thecentral theme of this series and beautifully supports the mission of ourschool. We are delighted to a have such a distinguished panel ofspeakers visit our school to address this important issue.”

Copies of the book, Season of Life, will be available for purchase atthe lecture for a book signing. Books can also be purchased before theevent at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Eton Collection, 28801 ChagrinBlvd, in Woodmere (216) 765-7520.

The other lectures in the series are as follows:

Wednesday, November 28, 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - John Badalament, aHarvard-trained educator and author of The Modern Dads Handbook, willconduct a presentation for mothers at 8:30 a.m., and a lecture forfathers at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m. - Patrick Bassett, President of theNational Association of Independent Schools, will lead a discussion on“The Right-Brained Future” at this videoconference.Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. - Dr. Stephen Post, Professorof Bioethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western ReserveUniversity, will talk about “Why Good Things Happen to Good People.”

Oratorical Contest

The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is committed to educating children about Dr. King's legacy of brotherhood among all people. Ohio MLK Holiday Commissioner Mildred Clark founded an oratorical contest in her hometown of Toledo 23 years ago to recognize Dr. King and involve children in that city's annual MLK celebration. In 1998, the first-place winners from Toledo spoke at the annual state Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration in Columbus, and in 1999, the state Holiday Commission adopted the program.
The 2007 statewide oratorical contest was held on April 20, 2007 at the King Arts Complex in Columbus. The theme was "Carring the Torch: Dedicating My Life To The Dream." The contest has a total of five divisions: Kindergarten; primary (grades 1-3); intermediate (grades 4-5); junior (grades 6-8); and senior (grades 9-12).

There were again regional contests that sent their first, second and third place presenters to take part in the state competition. Those regional contests include: Cleveland/Oakwood Village, Columbus and Toledo. In order to take part in the statewide contest, participants had to first take part in regional contests. Those students that do not have a regional contest within their area were also encouraged to participate using our online form.

There were again regional contests that sent their first, second and third place presenters to take part in the state competition. Those regional contests include: Cleveland/Oakwood Village, Columbus and Toledo. In order to take part in the statewide contest, participants had to first take part in regional contests. Those students that do not have a regional contest within their area were also encouraged to participate using our online form.

"For more information on the statewide oratorical contest, contact Bobbi Bell at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services' Equal Opportunity Division at (614) 466-8380."

Essay and Multi-media contest

Please visit this link for a chance to win scholarships and remember Dr. Martin L. King:

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is pleased to announce our annual statewide 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing & Multimedia Contest. The purpose of this contest is to enhance cultural awareness, empowerment, tolerance, and to honor and encourage leadership for a multi-cultural society. Through the example of major role models, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., students creatively interpret these teachings through art, writing, and multimedia. We believe that it is important that the lessons and beliefs that affect students today will encourage them to be leaders for diversity for tomorrow.

What the students see at first as a "contest" is actually a youth leadership development program. The contest serves as a point of entry for the students and the work and thoughtfulness required to complete the project provides a learning and reflective experience. The winners will be honored by community and business leaders at an event that will take place during the month of February 2008 in the state's Capitol. Further, their artwork, essays, and multimedia projects will be proudly displayed throughout the year.

Job Opportunity


Science in the Circle, a program that engages sixth and seventh graders in real science, needs students to assist with set up, greeting and activities at four University Circle institutions. Hourly rate is $10. Students need to be available from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 23. For complete details, call Kathryn Kwiatkowski at 368-5075.


The Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Kármán, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951. The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Kármán's high standards.



Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need andself-help for the undergraduate and graduate institutions of yourchoice
• Annual Renewable awards for Scholars maintaining satisfactoryacademic progress (up to 5 years for undergraduate) Graduate School Funding for continuing Scholars in the areas ofeducation, engineering library science, mathematics, public health,and science Leadership Development programs with distinctive personal, academicand professional growth opportunities

When: Monday, October 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Avenue(Enter the parking lot from Euclid Avenue. Enter the building via the door with a large, bright-colored sign.)

Please RSVP by calling 216-421-0482, ext. 281, which is our 24/7-voicemail, or by e-mailing us at