Monday, September 29, 2008

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oregon Science Educator Named National Teacher of the Year at White House Ceremony

Washington, DC, April 30, 2008 – Unifying teaching and learning through creativity, collegiality, community interests as well as individual, and just a bit of what he calls “craziness”, defines Michael Geisen’s approach to working with, in his words, “my fellow human beings…my students.”

Because of his innovative approach, community focus, and teamwork with other teachers, Geisen was named 2008 National Teacher of the Year by President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony on April 30, 2008. Also recognized at this event were the 2008 state teachers of the year.

The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the ING Foundation, is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). CCSSO is a nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. “Geisen is exactly the type of educator we want to acknowledge. He believes in and encourages collaboration between and among teachers and school leaders as he knows this brings the right focus on the student,” said Gene Wilhoit, executive director of CCSSO. “We at CCSSO are supportive and working toward creating a collaborative and student-centered 21st century educator development system and are pleased to have our National Teacher of the Year reflect our values and direction in this area of work.”

The National Teacher of the Year Program focuses public attention on teaching excellence and is the oldest and most prestigious awards program for teachers. According to Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation, ING is proud to collaborate with CCSSO to celebrate the national and state teachers of the year. "We are committed to honoring excellence in education, and it’s important for us to support educators who are dedicated to empowering our children to excel in school,” Mims said.

Geisen, a science teacher at Crook County Middle School in Prineville, Oregon, is the 58th National Teacher of the Year. He will begin a year as a full-time national and international spokesperson for education on June 1, 2008.

“A great teacher,” he says, “is a unifier of ideas, a unifier of people, and a unifier of ideas with people. In my teaching I strive to bring together creativity and science, to unite my students into a community, and to help each person in this community connect with the big ideas of science.”

Working to keep textbooks to, as he describes it, 97 percent colorful wall decoration and 3 percent reference materials, this seventh-grade teacher strives consistently to keep all of his curriculum, labs, assignments, activities and evaluations hand-tailored.

As Geisen explains, “By doing so, I’m able to correlate them exactly with the Oregon standards, incorporate multiple levels of cognition, revise them when needed and keep them up to date with emerging science. Some of them are based on ideas that colleagues or students have shared with me, but many of them I simply dream up while in the shower or while driving to work. However they originate, I try to put a bit of myself, a bit of Prineville, and a good dose of humor and creativity into each activity, project or assignment. In fact, students even laugh during tests in our class.

“When students know that it’s not just some writer of some worksheet out there that wants them to do something,” he continues, “but that it’s local and applicable to their lives, they start to get interested. And when students are interested, they start to ask real questions. And when they ask questions, they’re on their way to becoming great scientists and learners. This enthusiasm becomes contagious, and kids spread it around our building and take it home to their families. It doesn’t happen every day for every child, but it happens frequently enough to call it a pattern. Even the non-mathematical/non-scientific kids get into it when creativity and science fuse together.”

Focusing on the research that shows when both sides of the brain are engaged, more authentic learning occurs Geisen has, as his continuous goal and hope, to ignite such passion for learning in as many people as possible and to help them make informed decisions in their everyday lives. As he explains, “I allow my curiosity and enthusiasm for learning to match my students’, and we inspire each other to further explore and wonder about the big questions and the little details that make our world so fascinating.”

Rocky Miner, Crook County Middle School Principal, calls Geisen a “natural” at understanding the middle school student and making positive connections with them, but equally applauds his leadership skills and deep understanding of the whole middle school science curriculum that helps his fellow science teachers. And in letters of recommendation that came with his National Teacher of the Year application, his students and colleagues echo these sentiments, using such terms to describe Geisen and his work as “genuine,” “heart felt,” and “imaginative.” As one of his recent students, Karlie Grasle, said, “I think if he wanted to, he could make watching grass grow interesting.”

Geisen was born in Seattle, Washington, on April 27, 1973, and graduated in 1991 from Kentridge High School in Kent, Washington.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Washington in 1996, graduating magna cum laude. He began his professional career as a forester but while this was satisfying work for a while, eventually he missed the direct connection with people.

Early in his forestry career, Geisen spent several months as a teaching assistant at the University of Washington’s experimental forest. “For 12–14 hours a day, I designed and implemented exercises to teach forestry majors the field skills they needed to succeed, and spent hours in the forest helping them, guiding them and getting to know them. But for several years, I had been working as a professional forester using those same skills… alone. One day on a rainy hillside, I realized why I was barely able to get up every morning: I needed to give. My vocation needed to have deeper meaning, to have relationship, to have heart. I needed to teach.”

Geisen earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a science endorsement, from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and began teaching that fall at Crook County Middle School.

He is married to Jennifer Geisen and they have two children ages eight and five.

A committee of representatives from 15 national education organizations chooses the National Teacher of the Year from among the state teachers of the year, including those representing American Samoa, Department of Defense Education Activity, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The other 2008 National Teacher of the Year finalists are Lewis Chappelear, an engineering and design teacher at James Monroe High School in North Hills, California; June Teisan, a science teacher at Harper Woods Secondary School in Harper Woods, Michigan; and Thomas R. Smigiel, Jr., a teen leadership and science teacher at Norview High School in Norfolk, Virginia.

State teachers of the year are selected on the basis of nominations by students, teachers, principals, and school district administrators throughout the states. Applications are then submitted to CCSSO, where the national selection committee reviews the data on each state candidate and selects the four finalists. The selection committee then personally interviews each finalist before naming the National Teacher of the Year. Additional information on the National Teacher of the Year Program can be accessed at .

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Concerned Partners in Education 2nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser






Visit Basheer Jones Speaking on Youtube!

Concerned Partners in Education
Present Their 2nd Annual
Scholarship Fundraiser Brunch




Featuring:
Our “Man of the Year” Basheer Jones
Host of Basheer Jones and Company (WERE 1490 AM), Renowned poet and positive role model.
Guest appearance by Chris Webb (last years scholarship recipient and local actor and poet)

In support of our Foundation for Youth Education (2 scholarships)
-- Christian Bell Visit Christian Bell's Website!
(www.chrisbellscholarship.tk) and Tracy Johnson are members of the B.R.I.C.K. Program and both will attend Morehouse College Visit Morehouse College Website! in the Fall 2008 --
And Programmed Apprencticeships for Successful Students (P.A.S.S.) Awards


Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
Harvard Community Services Center
18240 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44128

“Instead of Jail, Help Send Me to Yale!”
“Instead of the Jailhouse, Help Send Me to Morehouse!”

Tickets and Souvenir book space are available now.
Contact Gwen Norfleet, Retired Principal
(216) 921-5130 or 1-877-280-1644
e-mail: cpiecleveland@gmail.com

Friday, July 25, 2008

Program Advisor Resource

Visit Program Advisor!


Find the Top 50 Growth JobsProgramAdvisor offers the key information you'll need to help make this important decision in your life easier. From scholarships to career advice, ProgramAdvisor is your first step to a bright future.

Boy Millionaire in the Making

See how this young teenager Damon Williams turned his passion for tennis shoes into a stock portfolio worth $50,000.


Boy Millionaire in the Making
Boy Millionaire in the Making

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cuyahoga County Youth Council

Visit Safe Cleveland!


WHAT IS THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL?
The Cuyahoga County Youth Council will function as an advisory council to public policy leaders. This will be the charter Youth Council. This means that you have the opportunity to serve on the first Youth Council for Cuyahoga County. You will help to create rules and regulations for future Youth Council members, develop activities and programs for youth, and have the opportunity to serve your peers and advise public officials on issues affecting youth. Six Regional Youth Councils will be created throughout Cuyahoga County. Youth would serve on Regional Councils that are closest to them. Each Regional Youth Council will send representatives to serve on the Cuyahoga County Council.

WHO CAN SERVE ON THE YOUTH COUNCIL?
Youth 13-18 years old that live in Cuyahoga County. We want all young people to apply. You don t have to be a leader or the smartest in your class.

WHAT DOES THE YOUTH COUNCIL DO?
The Youth Council will meet twice a month at local libraries or recreation centers (sometimes more for special events) to develop youth led initiatives and plan a Youth Forum. Youth Council members will advise public officials on youth related issues.

WHY SHOULD I SERVE ON THE COUNCIL? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
You will receive leadership training. You will learn how to run a meeting. You will meet new people. You will learn or enhance your marketing skills so that you may recruit other young people to participate in youth led activities and initiatives. You will have an opportunity to impact your community, engage with County leaders, and connect with your peers. You can add it to your resume, or your time may count toward community service hours.

WHO IS INITIATING THE YOUTH COUNCIL?
The Youth Council is being formed in collaboration with Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cuyahoga County Family & Children First Council and the Partnership For A Safer Cleveland.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
You may contact Alicia (ext 23) or Cecilia (ext 24) at 216.523.1128.

WHERE CAN I GET AN APPLICATION?
Go to www.getitfacts.org, click on NEWS, then click on YOUTH COUNCIL APPLICATION.

This program funded by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners on behalf of the Family and Children First Council in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

2008 CAAO Online Executive Auction

Welcome to CAAO.net

CAAO (pronounced K-O) is an umbrella consulting organization for the black professional organizations of Northeast Ohio. CAAO serves as a conduit and referral source to existing resources for entrepreneurial development, professional development, and leadership empowerment for its member organizations and their members.

In addition, CAAO has developed a variety of benefits and services including a joint calendar, job referrals, business leads, and three empowerment circles: entrepreneurial, non-profit and leadership.

CAAO's member organizations communicate with over 30,000 black professionals on a regular basis. Thus, CAAO serves as a dynamic link to the "New Economy" for black professionals of Northeast Ohio.

Win An Opportunity To Attend The Buffalo Bills Training Camp!


The 2008 CAAO Online Executive Auction is now open! Over 80 executives are donating the opportunity for you to have a one on one meeting with them. Donte Whitner, Strong Safety for the Buffalo Bills is donating an invitation to the winning bidder to his 2008 training camp in August in Rochester, NY. The winner will have dinner with Donte Whitner and the Buffalo Bills organization! All expenses paid for winning bidder+1 guest. Check out the list of executives in the auction by going to

www.caao.2008.cmarket.com

Political Factor - "Your Business Matters"

Political Factor - "Your Business Matters"

You and your guests are cordially invited to network with Ohio's political representatives, small business owners and community leaders at The Po­litical Factor: "Your Business Matters" neworking event. Participate in a discussion with our political leaders on how they can assist our small businesses develop and grow during this period of economic uncertainty.

Political Panelists.. .Bay Village Mayor, Deborah L. Sutherland; Cleveland Municipal Court Judge, Larry i Jones; County Commissioner, Peter law-sea Jones; Ohio Treasurer, Richard Cordray, State Representative, Matthew Dolan; President of Akron's City Council Marco Sommerville and others...

Phillip Shotwell. Director of the Division of Minority Business Affairs with the State of Ohio will also be on hand to discuss the assistance that the State of Ohio has to offer.


THIS EVENT IS "FREE" AND OPEN TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. RSVP's REQUESTED.


Monday, June 2, 2008, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center • 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114 Submit your questions to special (specialevents@blaekpagesohio.com). Call 1-800-900-7735; for Sponsorships and Exhibitor info.


MUSIC • GOOD FOOD • GREAT NETWORKING


Visit Black Pages Ohio!

Donte Whitner's 1st ANNUAL Football Mini-Camp

CLEVELAND'S OWN HOMETOWN HERO
Donte Whitner's 1st ANNUAL Football Mini-Camp

Collinwood High School
Football Field 8:30am-4:30pm
100-150 Young Athletes
Ages 7- 18
(School Students)
Cleveland Ohio

Donte Whitner continues to enrich, educate and encourage families in impoverished communities with his unselfish community efforts. Join Donte and his foundation Team 20, as he tackles cancer in the first weekend of June with his 2nd Annual Charity Cancer Strike Bowling Tournament and his Youth Football Mini-Camp.

The goal of Donte Whitner's Youth Football Mini-Camp is to exercise sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork, in order to instill proper team values for use in both life and sports while displaying undying dedication, determination, and focus on achieving true inner greatness within.


Contact us at
216.773.9229 / 216.269.5114

Donte's TEAM20Site!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Northeast Ohio National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension 2008 HIGH SCHOOL $500 BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS NEO NSBE

Northeast Ohio National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension 2008 HIGH SCHOOL $500 BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS NEO NSBE AE, P.O. Box 6704, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-1704 • 1-877-532-3975 • http://www.neo-nsbe.org

Dear Prospective Applicant:

The primary mission of the Northeast Ohio Alumni Extension of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. Secondary is the need to develop a chapter that supports and assists the professional development of each member. In striving to meet chapter objectives, the Northeast Ohio National Society of Black Engineers - Alumni Extension is proud to offer TWOdeserving minority high school students each a$500 book scholarship.

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

Graduating senior from a Cleveland/Greater Cleveland Area High School by June or August, 2008
2.75 GPA or higher
Will attend a two or four year institution with an accredited technical degree program
Will pursue a degree in a technical field (such as Engineering, Math, Computer Technology, Chemistry, Physics,)
Above criteria will be used to evaluate each applicant.

The enclosed forms must be filled out entirely and submitted along with the most recent transcript and any college acceptance letters to the Northeast Ohio National Society of Black Engineers - Alumni Extension by May 31, 2008.

FORMS POSTMARKED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE. Send the complete application to: Northeast Ohio National Society of Black Engineers – Alumni Extension Attn: Stephanie Howse, Scholarship Committee Chair P.O. Box 6704 Cleveland, Ohio 44101-1704
NOTE: Before mailing, please refer to the “Application Check List” to verify that you have completed all parts of the application.

APPLICATIONS WITH MISSING OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome byJune 13, 2008 by phone or by mail.

All decisions are final. The two scholarship recipients, accompanied by their parents/guardians, will be invited to our June general assembly meetingto be presented with the scholarship.

Any questions or concerns regarding this scholarship can be addressed to the persons below. Thank you!

Stephanie Howse Lizalyn Smith Scholarship Committee Chair President (216) 407-0876 (216) 663-1555 scholarship@neo-nsbe.org president@neo-nsbe.org
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ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AIRLINE PILOTS (OBAP) ACE (Aviation Career Education) CAMP for teens ages 14-18

ORGANIZATION OF BLACK AIRLINE PILOTS (OBAP)

ACE (Aviation Career Education) CAMP for teens ages 14-18

sponsored by DELTA AIRLINES

Do you know of any young person that may want to attend a free one (1) week camp during the summer? If yes, please read below for details.



This summer the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) will hold two (2) ACE Camps sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The purpose of each one-week program is to introduce interested youth to the world of aviation by exposing them to the many challenging careers and opportunities which the aviation industry has to offer.



Please take the time to read the brochure/applicatio n and pass it along to anyone that you know who may be interested. The age range is for boys and girls between 14 -18 years old. The application deadline is Monday, June 2, 2008.



CLICK HERE http://dstfwac. org/files/ deltaairapp. pdf to open the brochure & application or paste in your browser.

Salvation Army Softball & Tee ball Sign Ups Tee ball

Salvation Army Softball & Tee ball Sign Ups Tee ball:
Youth Coed- ages 5-7 Softball:
Juniors- ages 8-12 GIRLS ONLY
Softball: Seniors- ages 13-17 GIRLS ONLY
Softball: All StarsTravel League- ages 13-17GIRLS ONLY

The Salvation Army’s Rail-Roaders fast pitch team participated in theCity of Cleveland’s Fast Pitch League last year in 2007.

None of the girls ever played at the Fast Pitch Softball prior to last year’s experience. We look to build on that success. We offer all of our girls in the Salvation Army’s Fast pitch league the opportunityto experience the fun of learning and playing organized Softball. We instill the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, courtesy, discipline and integrity.

Our main goal is to prepare them for High School and College Softball. We offer the opportunity to practice and develop defensive and offensive skills. We provide instruction to develop all softball skills and we help our girls to build life long friendships.

SIGN UP FEE: $20.00

Includes: Softball uniform, Opening day Parade,Trophy and League picnic at the end of the season.

SIGN UP START: SATURDAY, MAY 15th 2008

SIGN UP TIMES:Saturday - 8:30-11:00 a.m. and 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday - 3:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m
17625 Grovewood Ave, Euclid, Ohio
DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS MAY 10th!!!

For more information please call:COACH SHORTS: 216-469-8451-cell phone or SALVATION ARMY 216-692-1388 ext.23

BROTHER TO BROTHER BREAKFAST

PEACE IN THE HOOD

In conjunction with


OTHER NATIONAL AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Invites you to the Third

BROTHER TO BROTHER BREAKFAST

A CALL TO ACTION AND MOBILIZTION



The Issue: Stop the Madness, Violence, Crime & Murder in

our community.

Purpose: To organize in a spirit of Self-Determination

1,000 Brothers. Come prepared to address pressing

issues through operational unity.

Opportunity: To cultivate a new harvest of young leaders under the

mentorship, wisdom and coaching of positive adult men

and to develop an action plan necessary to empower

individuals, families and communities.

WHEN: Saturday – May 31, 2008

WHERE: Denison Ave. UCC

9900 Denison Ave. (please use 99th St. door)

TIME: Registration at 8:30am; Breakfast 9:00am


For more information contact: Khalid A. Samad (216) 538-4043; Rev. Nozomi Ikuta (216) 624-6781


“EVERY BROTHER BRING A BROTHER”

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Heights Community Congress 2007-2008 Presents:

Dialogue Series on Race Class & Diversity in Northeast Ohio

"Our Culture and Our Values: What's changed?"

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Blvd., (corner of Mayfield Rd and Monticello Blvd.)

Program Begins: 7:00 pm

Please arrive by 6:15 pm

Panalists include:

Program Participants - April 16, 2008

Welcome: Kasey Greer, Executive Director, Heights Community Congress

Moderator: Kenneth C. Roberts, 100 Black Men

Panelists: Gail Arnoff, SAGE Fellow, Case Western Reserve University

Johnnie Dent Jr.- Author of Su-Gar Boy, Activist & Minister

Donna Kolb, Adjunct Professor, Cleveland State University

Khalid Samad, Executive Director, Peace in the Hood

Mark Singer, Professor, Mandel School Applied Social Sciences, CWRU

Friday, April 11, 2008

Dialogue Series on Race Class & Diversity in Northeast Ohio “Our Culture and Our Values: What’s changed?”

Heights Community Congress 2007-2008 Presents:

Dialogue Series on Race Class & Diversity in Northeast Ohio

“Our Culture and Our Values: What’s changed?”

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Blvd., (corner of Mayfield Rd and Monticello Blvd.)

Program Begins: 7:00 pm

Please arrive by 6:15 pm

Panalists include:

Program Participants - April 16, 2008

Welcome: Kasey Greer, Executive Director, Heights Community Congress

Moderator: Kenneth C. Roberts, 100 Black Men

Panelists: Gail Arnoff, SAGE Fellow, Case Western Reserve University

Johnnie Dent Jr.- Author of Su-Gar Boy, Activist & Minister

Donna Kolb, Adjunct Professor, Cleveland State University

Khalid Samad, Executive Director, Peace in the Hood

Mark Singer, Professor, Mandel School Applied Social Sciences, CWRU

Student Leadership Conference

4/12 Student Leadership Conference

Where? Baldwin Wallace College

Basheer Jones is a graduate of Martin Luther King High School in Cleveland, Ohio and a graduate of Morehouse College. Basheer was involved in many organizations, including the host of Jazzman’s CafĂ© and Search 4 DaTruuf Poetry Night. Basheer Jones is a published author of poetry, which he has been writing since the age of 11. He travels internationally reciting his poetry at schools, conventions, weddings, religious functions and the renowned Apollo Theatre. Basheer has won poetry slams around the country and has opened up for The Def Poetry Jam at Emory University located in Atlanta, GA. His poetry has won countless first place competitions, including the acclaimed Youth Pepsi Essence Award in 1999, where he was featured in Essence Magazine. Basheer has been saluted as one of Cleveland State Universality’s Great African American Men and Cleveland Life Magazine’s Twenty-Five leaders of Tomorrow. Basheer is the Host of the "Basheer Jones and Company Morning Show" of Radio-One Cleveland, which airs 6am-9am.

Dray Clark is a graduate of Chester High School Academy in Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Communications at Lincoln University, the nation's first Historically Black University. Dray is currently the co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. weekend editions of Fox 8 News. He joined the Fox 8 News in August of 2005. Prior to joining FOX 8, Dray worked as a reporter and weekend anchor with WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2004, Dray received an Emmy Award for his three-part series documenting a Michigan family's fight to save their children dying from a rare genetic disease. Dray has served as a mentor for children and he also volunteers as a tutor and teacher. Literacy is one of Dray's biggest passions. In grade school, Dray did not learn how to read proficiently until he was in the third grade. Like so many other children in urban school districts, he was mainstreamed without anyone really noticing. His mother hired a tutor to help him overcome his reading difficulties. Dray lives by the personal creed "Anything less than excellent is unacceptable."

Randell McShepard is the Vice President of Public Affairs for RPM International Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Medina, Ohio. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College, where he received Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Communications. He also received a Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. Mr. McShepard has earned many accolades including being recognized as “One to Watch” by Inside Business magazine in 2003, and being selected as the“2007 Black MBA of the Year”. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland and serves on the Board of Trustees at Baldwin-Wallace College. Mr. McShepard also serves as Secretary to the Policy Bridge organization (website: www.policy-bridge.org), a regional think tank formed to illuminate many of the social trends and public policies shaping the black community of Northeast Ohio.

Student Leadership Conference

April 12, 2008

Welcome

Ronald Hill
10:00 am Sandstone #3

Session #1
10:20 – 11:10 am Sandstone #3

Basheer Jones

Session #2
11:10 – 12:00 pm Sandstone #3

Dray Clark
Lunch
12:15 pm Colony Room

Randell McShepherd

Keynote Speaker - Multipurpose Rm

Session #3
1:30 – 2:45 pm Grindstone Room

“Man to Man”
Mentors will facilitate this session.
Evaluations
Basketball
3:00 – 5:00 pm Rec Center

Open gym time to play basketball.

Mentors & students.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Student Scholarship Program

http://www.cmsdnet.net/CMSDintro.htm

April 3, 2008


Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),


Improving the quality of life for all residents has been the driving force behind the goals

I have set for my administration. The key to this effort is to ensure that all of our children have access to a high quality education. In a society that has transformed from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, education becomes the gateway to opportunity. As such, the Mayor Frank G. Jackson Student Scholarship Program has been established to support Cleveland Metropolitan School District students who are interested in pursuing a college education.



Beginning in 2008, we will offer Cleveland Metropolitan School District students an opportunity to apply for one of the following scholarships:



§ Sixteen $2,500.00 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, currently attending a Cleveland Metropolitan District High School, who will enter into their first year of enrollment at a post-secondary institution (two-year college, four-year college or university).



§ One $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending a Historically Black College.



You must apply on line at http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/onlinescholarships.asp

Certified Transcripts may be sent to:



United Negro College Fund

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

P.O. Box 10444

Fairfax, Virginia 22031-8044

Attention: Danielle Shelton


The deadline for completion of applications is Friday, May 2, 2008. All applicants will be notified of scholarship award decisions by May 23, 2008. For more information, contact Monyka Price, Chief of Education at 216-420-8087.


Sincerely,


Mayor Frank G. Jackson

Thursday, March 27, 2008

NACAC National College Fair

NACAC National College Fair
Cleveland State University Wolstein Convocation Center
Sunday, April 13
1:00PM - 4:00PM

For more information visit:
Visit NACAC

Since 1972, the National College Fairs (NCF) program has aided students in fulfilling their educational aspirations. Free and open to the public, the fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life in general, and other information pertinent to the college selection process.

Innovation: Pursuing Quality Public Education in Cleveland

Wednesday, May 7 at noon

Innovation: Pursuing Quality Public Education in Cleveland.

Panelists: Eric Gordon, Chief Academic Officer for Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Perry White, Founder and Executive Director of Citizens' Academy; Cathy Whitehouse, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Educator of The Intergenerational School; and John Zitzner, Co-founder of Entrepreneurship Preparatory School.

Moderator: Randy McShepard, VP, Public Affairs, RPM International Inc.

The pursuit of quality public education in Cleveland is a complex and daunting challenge. However, an increasing variety of innovative strategies and tactical school choice initiatives are being employed. How are these local innovations changing the conversation about education? How is increasing choice impacting urban public education? How can urban public schools better address the benefits of parent and community involvement? How can collaboration and cooperation further this pursuit? Is there a role for competition? Four educators will each share their perspectives on these questions and other issues in an interactive discussion. Come hear leaders from three successful community schools and the chief academic officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District talk about their innovative work.

Tickets: $15/25. Reservations:

For More Information!

'Diamonds in the Rough' baseball essay contest for kids

'Diamonds in the Rough' baseball essay contest for kids unpublicized -

Visit Cleveland.com Article

TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP!


Kids face challenges everywhere. At school, at home, from friends and even teammates. To overcome these challenges, they need the tools and support to build confidence and make good decisions. Playing baseball helps kids build the determination and leadership needed to get things done and allows them to realize what they're made of. We call this The Power Within.
By telling us how playing baseball has given you The Power Within to overcome a challenge on or off the field, you could win $10,000 for your baseball team!

One lucky grand prize winner will receive $10,000 to keep his or her baseball field in all-star shape, cool baseball gear AND a trip for four to see a baseball game at Yankee Stadium.
Nineteen regional winners will each win $5,000 for their field and an awesome baseball prize package.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2008 Eugenia Thornton Scholarship Program





Friends of the Cleveland Public Library, Inc.
2008 Eugenia Thornton Scholarship Program
Patron Opportunity Application
February 18,2008


Dear Scholarship Applicant:

Congratulations upon your forthcoming graduation from high school. You have made significant progress toward achieving your educational goals.
In recognition of Eugenia Thornton's nineteen years of dedicated service as the writer of a quarterly book review newsletter, Marginal Notes, the Friends of the Cleveland Public Library have established the Eugenia Thornton Scholarship Program.
The selection of the scholar will be by random drawing from the names of eligible participants. The scholarship is sponsored by the Friends of the Cleveland Public Library. Payment of the $1,000 will be made directly to the post secondary education program attended.

Your standing as a graduating senior, with a grade point average of 2.7 or higher, a resident of the city school district of Cleveland, Ohio and a patron of Cleveland Public Library or another CLEVNET library makes you eligible to apply for this special scholarship program. You will be required to return this application and a copy of your previous semester transcript to any branch or subject department of Cleveland Public Library before Friday, May 30, 2008. The application must be returned to the Library by the applicant in person. The winner will be notified by letter by June 20,2008.

High School Students Can Apply for Summer Jobs - ArtWorks

Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio

DOWN LOAD APPLICATION

High School Students Can Apply for Summer Jobs - ArtWorks

Calling All Creative High School Students!

Imagine a summer job that pays you to do what you love: create art, music, dance, and drama that inspires, moves, and enriches those around you.

ArtWorks is a summer internship program that hires Northeast Ohio high school students to apprentice with some of Cleveland's most dynamic professional artists, musicians, dancers, and actors.

Held for six weeks over the summer, ArtWorks provides apprentices with:
> Hands-on skills in a chosen art discipline
> Valuable job training that will benefit any career
> Resources for navigating the college admissions and financial aid processes
> Opportunities to showcase finished work in public performances and exhibits
> Access to representatives from the business, cultural, and civic communities who will share inspirational stories of how the arts have made a difference in their professional and personal lives

Who Can Apply?
Any high school student entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade is eligible to apply. Graduating seniors are ineligible. No prior arts experience is necessary – we simply are looking for hardworking people who believe that working in the arts might be fun. Students must submit an application on time and be interviewed to be considered for the program. Applications are due by Thursday, April 3, 2008.

TYLENOL Scholarship

Visit TYLENOL Scholarship

Feel better about your tuition.

We know that dedicating yourself to healthcare is no small commitment. Taking years of hard work and sacrifice. That's why the makers of TYLENOL are once again proud to offer the TYLENOL Scholarship program—now in its 16th year. This year, up to $350,000 in scholarships will be awarded to our future doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Because we think the people who help us feel better, deserve to feel better, too.

No purchase necessary. Use TYLN as the Access Key.

How the scholarship works.
$250,000 has already been put aside and donated to the fund. Then for every TYLENOL Scholarship coupon redeemed, an additional $0.25 will be donated to the fund—up to $100,000, for a grand total of $350,000. (Use of the coupon by residents in MA, ME, IL, WV, OK, SC, and AL will not result in a $0.25 donation to the TYLENOL Scholarship Fund.)


Download Scholarship Coupon
How the scholarship is awarded.

170 students will be granted scholarships in the amounts of $1000 and $5000
Applicants will be judged on leadership qualities and academic performance
Applications must be received by May 15th, 2008. Winners selected by the end of July 2008. Funds delivered by the end of August 2008.

If you're a healthcare student, take a moment to apply for the 2008 TYLENOL Scholarship. Because you deserve to feel better, too. Remember, applications are due by May 15th 2008.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cleveland Education Committee

Cleveland Education Committee
Next MEETING:
Thursday, March 27, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Broadway Club
6114 Broadway Ave. 44127
tel: 883-2106, ext. 243

* Do you have concerns or questions about your local school?
* Do you want to be meaningfully involved at your child’s school but are not sure how?

* We want to hear from you. Come and find support and information from other parents and community members.

* The Cleveland Education Committee consists of parents, grandparents, concerned citizens and staff of community organizations.

• Our purpose is to promote parent and community leadership in creating meaningful involvement in our schools to enhance the education of our children and in turn, revitalize the City of Cleveland.


For more information, contact Deltrise Sanford at 216-338-5747 or luvnharts@yahoo.com. You may also contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or ianh@bpdc.org, at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lanigan and Malone along with Cleveland Scholarship Programs are Raising Dollars $$$ for College Students




Lanigan and Malone with Cleveland Scholarship Programs

Click here to visit Lanigan and Malone on the web

Jimmy Malone from Majic 105.7 FM's Lanigan and Malone is helping raise funds for deserving students to attend college. Help promote this great opportunity to raise dollars for college students supported by wonderful efforts of The Cleveland Scholarship Programs.

Bid on a dream auction featuring a round of golf and dinner with former CAV legend's Austin Carr and Campy Russell.
For more details on Dollars for Scholars Dream Auction!

AND

The 2nd Annual 5 Course Wine Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse to benefit Cleveland Scholarship Programs is happening Friday, May 9th, 2008.
For more details on Fleming's Fundraiser!

Divine Hope Night of Testimony and Praise


Divine Hope Entertainment
With the support of Concerned Partners In Education (CPIE)


Presents the Divine Hope Night of Testimony and Praise

GOSPEL CONCERT

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2oo8

6:00 P.M.

CIVIC CENTER
3130 Mayfield Road - Cleveland Hts., OH



Donation: $10.00 Adv.

$12.00 at the Door



If you want to experience an evening you will never forget, meet us at The Civic Center. Then you will be able to answer the question: 'IS THERE HOPE?" Experi­ence Loss; Experience Love; Experience Hope; Experience GOD!! Divine Hope Entertainment is a company designed to help those who are seeking a ministry in gospel music carrying hope throughout the land, spiritually, educationally, financially, emotionally, to help educate people of today's silent social issues. This type of work is extremely needed in our community where young people are dying needlessly each year due to auto accidents, teenage suicide, child abuse, and HIV/ AIDS. We also are supporting battered women to bring hope for them to live a better life.

Experience the riveting skits from our powerful play, "Shhh.. .Silent Issues." Homosexuality, Molestation, HIV/AIDS, Death, Battered Women, Mental Illness, Depression

Concerned Partners In Education (CPIE) is a newly organized group of grass roots activists focused on local youth. "Instead of jail, help send me to Yale", a motto slogan, challenge, and commit­ment of Concerned Partners in Educa­tion, founded by Gwendolyn Blake Nor-fleet, a retired principal. CPIE helped send its first scholarship recipient to California School of the Arts on a $44,000.00 a year grant. Our goal is to activate the standard of education to­ward academic excellence.

Featuring: Postor Holmes with his anointed visual testimony; also. Sounds of Praise.
SPONSORS

Galahad Recording Studios, 500 Broadway Ave., (On the Auto Mile), 440-786-9947
Al Nola Shoe & Luggage, 16830 Chagrin Blvd., 216-751-6737 Kuts & Kurls, 3593 Lee Rd., 216-283-2183, 216-214-2453
Calvetta Bros. Floor Show, 216-662-5550 A Touch of Italy, 16822 Chagrin Blvd., 216-991-8282 Auto World USA, 500 Broadway Ave., 440-439-5000
1st Vision Enterprises, 216-587-2218 Al Trains & Hobby, 708 Broadway Ave., Bedford, OH, 440-232-0591
Georgio's Pizza, 22019 Emery Rd., 216-587-2200 Yolanda L. Spooney YLS-CPA, LLC, 5311 Northfield Rd., # 9, 216-587-0464

TICKET OUTLETS

Fracine's Place, 20005 Harvard Rd., Warrensville Hts., 216-561-3038
Blessings Book Store, 10533 St. Clair, 216-458-1430
Al's Trains & Hobby, 708 Broadway, 440-232-0591
Tang's Wok, 25780 Miles Rd., 216-360-8688/8689

BOOTHS & FOOD AVAILABLE

For tickets or more information, call (216) 253-9996 or (216) 253-5432.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Youth Career Day hosted by CAAO and John Carroll Univ.

Greetings,

CAAO is hosting a Youth Career Day in collaboration with John Carroll University on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 8 am – 12:30 pm. This program is geared to provide information on critical resources for their future to youth ages 11-19 and their parents. It will also be the culmination of CAAO's Youth Innovation Program as they will make their final presentations at this event.


We invite you to participate by bringing the youth from your programs, exhibiting or placing an ad in the program book to let youth know about the services, programs, scholarships, summer camps, mentoring, and other resources that your agency provides.


The RSVP deadline is April 1st. The early deadline allows us to properly prepare for food, handouts and the JCU Campus tours.


Please reply with your RSVP (indicate the number of adults, number of students and how many will be taking the JCU Campus Tour).


Please review the attached information about the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact, Beverly J. Peterson, at CAAO (216-432-9481).


Thank you for your support!

Beverly


Consortium of African American Orgs.

4415 Euclid Ave, #201--Cleveland, OH 44103
216-432-9481 (p) 216-432-9483 (fx)
Visit CAAO!
CAAO "Looks, Listens, and Links"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center




STUDENTS THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE FOR YOU TO VOLUNTEER AND BRING OUT PEOPLE WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM QUALITY HEALTH!

Khol's Kids Who Care Scholarship

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program Logo
Program Information
The Kohl's Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place.
Qualifications

* The young person's actions must be described in detail and should document efforts that are above and beyond what is normally expected of a child his or her age.
* Volunteer efforts should have made a positive impact on others and occurred in the last 12 months.
* The activity cannot be performed solely to benefit a family member.
* Creativity, initiative, generosity, leadership and community outreach will all be given equal weight during the judging process.
* Applicants must not have graduated high school as of March 15, 2008.

Winners / Awards

Nominees will be divided into two groups (ages 6-12 and 13-18) — and awards will be given on three levels.

Store WinnersMore than 1,900 store winners will be awarded a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Regional WinnersThe 190 regional winners will be awarded $1,000 scholarships toward their post-secondary education. National WinnersTen national winners will be awarded $5,000 scholarships and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on their behalf.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

2008 Tied to Greatness™ Essay Contest

http://www.tiedtogreatness.org/essay/

2008 Tied to Greatness™ Essay Contest
We are proud to present the TIED TO GREATNESS™ 2008 Essay Contest, to further encourage young men to express themselves through writing, and to reinforce the importance of sharing their ideas in a positive way.

The TIED TO GREATNESS™ Essay Contest is open to all young men in grades 7-12, and is centered on the principles taught in the book Restoring The Male Image: A Look from the Inside Out by Alex Ellis, which reinforces the importance of personal image. This contest will allow young men to express the impact of this book on their lives, and more importantly, produce some necessary dialogue about how to make different choices that will impact the balance of their lives.

Contest Rules

All contestants must base their essay topics on content found in the book "Restoring the Male Image...A Look From The Inside Out", by Alexis O. Ellis.


All entrants must be males enrolled in the 7th-12th grades.


All entrants must write a 500 word or less essay on the topic below:

After reading the book Restoring the Male Image, explain the impact that the principles found in "Restoring the Male Image" have had on you? What is the most important principle, and how have you applied it?


All contest submissions must be typed, double spaced, and must include name, address, phone number, email address, high school name, and grade.


All submissions must be turned in by: Friday, May 16, 2008 before 12 midnight.

Submissions must be sent to: essays@tiedtogreatness.org.

**THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, May 30, 2008**

Contest winners will receive the following

A custom ensemble that includes a custom suit, custom shirt, silk tie, pocket square, cuff links, socks, and shoes.


A private session with one of our distinguished male role models. This will allow the winner time to sit and talk to an accomplished male figure to discuss his personal journey to success and the part image played in his life. The student will also be able to share his own personal dreams and ambitions and receive professional feedback and interaction.
Writer's Checklist

Here is a checklist for you to follow to help you do your best writing.

Remember to:

Keep the central theme or topic in mind
Support you ideas with details, explanations, and examples
State your ideas in a clear sequence
Include an opening and a closing
Use a variety of words and vary your sentence structure
Please use correct grammar and punctuation
All entries must be typed
All submissions must be in English
One submission per entrant
Essays must be typed, double spaced, and in an appropriate style.
A cover page including the contestant's name, contact information (address, telephone number, email, etc.) must accompany the essay.
You will receive a confirmation email from the essay committee once your essay is received.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

“Kids Speak Out” Essay by Time Warner Cable and WVIZ/PBS ideastream


Kids Speak Out Essay Contest



Students in grades 11 and 12 are invited to enter a “Kids Speak Out” Essay Contest, sponsored by Time Warner Cable and WVIZ/PBS ideastream. Five winning entries will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded at a luncheon!

Contest Rules:

1. All students in the 11th and 12th grades are eligible.

2. Entrants are to write a 500-word essay on the following topic:

If you had 30 minutes with the next president of the United States, what issues affecting Ohioans would you want them to discuss and why?

Write an essay in which you explain why you selected these specific topic(s) and why you feel these are important issues to address.

3. The essays must be submitted in Microsoft Word format, 12 point – Times New Roman font, and be double-spaced.

4. Entries must include: student’s name, address, city, zip, birthdate, grade level, name of school, school district, e-mail address and both a primary and secondary phone number. (Home schooled students should so indicate).


5. Submit entries in one of two ways:

a. Electronically to speakout@ideastream.org

b. Mailed to the following address:

Kids Speak Out 2008 Contest
WVIZ/PBS ideastream
1375 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Attention: Rita Bigham

6. Contest begins January 28, 2008. Entries must be received electronically or be postmarked before by 5:00 p.m., on March 14, 2008. Winners of the 5- $1,000 scholarships will be announced in mid-April.

7. All essays must be the original work of the entrant. Sources must be footnoted.

8. Entries will be judged on insightfulness (50%), relevance (25%), writing style (15%), and spelling & grammar (10%).

By entering all entrants agree to release discharge, indemnify and hold harmless WVIZ/PBS ideastream, Time Warner Cable, contest coordinators, sponsors, judges and members from all liability for its/their actions arising from, or relating to, or by reason of the judging, use and handling of their entry. Employees or immediate family members of WVIZ/WCPN/PBS/ideastream or Time Warner Cable are not eligible.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

HELP CWRU STUDENTS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS FISH FRY

Deuteronomy 8:3 Cafe Books & Music

Fish Fry-Days Benefit For Student Volunteers
February 22, 2007 ~ Noon - 6 p.m.

On the next two Fridays, February 22, 2007, 50% of the profit from our Fish Fry-Day Specials will be contributed to the fundraising campaign for students who will spend their Spring Break volunteering with New Orleans restoration efforts. The students will travel to New Orleans through the Center For Civic Engagement at Case Western Reserve University.

The students have created two webpages to inform the community about their efforts. An information page http://cwru.escape.googlepages.com with service projects, community partners and student profile is linked to their donations page at www.firstgiving.com/escapekatrina providing an opportunity for you to assist them on their journey.

No longer a headline story, New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities still lay waste, resembling any war torn region. It looks like 14,000 bombs were dropped there instead of abroad. We urge your consideration in making a donation toward these students' valiant, and unselfish choice to spend their break volunteering.

Feel free to contact any member of the team (on the webpages) with questions, and to share this information with other community members.


Fish Fry-Day Specials
Whiting Dinners $6.50
served with greens, glazed carrots, rice, cole slaw and cornbread
Whiting Sandwich $3.50
on wheat and a bed of cole slaw
Crab Cakes & Rice $5.50
served with breadstick and apple sauce

. Email orders will be received through Thursday, 9 p.m. All Friday orders must be called in at (216) 376-9695. Leave a message, and it will be retrieved.

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Deuteronomy 8:3 occupies the ground floor of the Medical Associates Building located at 1464 East 105 Street, between Ashbury and Wade Park Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, 44106. Our routine business hours are: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (216) 376-9695, or email us at deuteronomy8cafe@aol.com, or visit us on the web at http://www.deuteronomy83cafe.com/

Digital Storytelling Target

http://www.scholastic.com/dreamincolor/digitalstorytelling/index.htm

People have been telling stories for thousands of years. Storytelling allows us to teach values, share customs, preserve culture and create identity. Using computer video to combine snapshots and music clips with our own words, we can create unique digital stories. This modern-day storytelling will connect individuals and bridge cultures for generations to come.

Digital Storytelling

Writers and artists are cultural storytellers. They observe and relay the details of daily life and in turn celebrate the richness of cultural heritage and identity. Levi Romero, a New Mexico poet and teacher, found inspiration in a poem by George Ella Lyon. To celebrate his own Hispanic heritage, Romero then created a writing model for students of all ages that encourages them to explore, identify and express their own cultural heritages.


Objectives

Learn multiple software programs to create a multimedia video clip.

Explore personal and cultural heritage through multimedia activities that develop reading, writing and speaking skills.

Conduct research from a variety of sources such as the internet, live interviews and print, and gather images, music and ideas for making a movie.

Use digital storytelling as an interpersonal communication tool and explore diverse formats for sharing stories at home, at school and online.

Blogging for Progress Scholarship

Blogging for Progress Scholarship
Provided by: Progressive U
Deadline: June 30, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
3 $500 - $1000

Website
http://www.progressiveu.org/BFP_official_rules

Description
The Blogging for Progress Scholarship is available to students who are age 16 or older as of April 15, 2008, and will be attending a regionally or nationally accredited college, university or vocational school during the 2009 or 2010 calendar years. You must create a blog on the ProgressiveU website and write about current events, public policy, and issues affecting young people. Winners are based on total accumulated points as of April 15, 2008 with points awarded for each blog entry and comment accepted for posting to the website and for each read of a participants blog entries by members and visitors. Participants also have opportunities to earn bonus points towards the scholarship throughout the semester.

Additional Information
Contest begins February 15th, 2008 and runs through June 30, 2008. Users must be registered by April 15, 2008 in order to be eligible for this semester's contest. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information and an explanation of the point system.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

i'm™ Initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger

Think about how you can make a difference and improve the lives of others. This is a great opportunity to show the world your heart for caring and giving. Many students do not go the extra mile to help others, especially in high school. Below is a great way that you can help raise money for great causes while IM (instant messaging). Let's have a movement in Cleveland where you as high school students dream big dreams about how you can help change the world and make it better for all humanity.

With love,

Educate Cleveland

http://im.live.com/messenger/im/home/?source=TAGHM
http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/MTV/?source=imhome_header_mtvu


The i'm™ Initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger makes helping your favorite cause as easy as sending an instant message. Every time you start a conversation using i'm, we share a portion of our advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective social cause organizations. Each of our partners will get a minimum of $100,000. As for the maximum? There is none. The sky's the limit.
It's simple. It's free. You IM, we give.

We've teamed with mtvU to create "Cause Effect", a new show about real people, committed to real causes, making a real difference.

How i'm works
i'm starts with you. When you start an i'm conversation you start giving.
1 Download the Windows Live Messenger instant messenger service. There's no charge and it's easy to download and use.
2 Place the text code corresponding to the cause of your choice into your Display Name.
3 Keep having i'm conversations so you can keep funding the cause doing the work most important to you.

Adopt-A-Classroom

Please let's help find classrooms in Cleveland that we can adopt. We can help spread the word in order to help teachers and students gain much needed resource and continue to Educate Cleveland.

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http://adoptaclassroom.com/index.aspx?Private=0

Mission Statement

Adopt-A-Classroom increases opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with community partners and funds to purchase resources for the classroom.
How the Program Works

1. Selecting a classroom
A donor selects a classroom and makes a contribution for the teacher to use and purchase much needed resources for the classroom. Donors may search for classrooms by geography, school name, teacher name or other search criteria. If a donor has no preference, Adopt-A-Classroom partners the donor with an underserved classroom in the community.

2. 100% of donation to the classroom
Adopt-A-Classroom directs 100% of the donation to the classroom teacher in the form of online credit. Adopt-A-Classroom takes $0 for administration.

3. Ordering classroom resources
The teacher uses the credit to shop online from a network of affiliate vendors that have partnered with Adopt-A-Classroom. The teacher has full discretion to purchase resources that meet student needs and increase opportunity for classroom success. If the teacher is unable to meet classroom needs with the affiliate vendors, Adopt-A-Classroom will work with the teacher on a one-to-one basis.

4. 100% accountability and transparency
Adopt-A-Classroom sends each donor an "Impact Report" which details item-by-item, dollar-for-dollar what the teacher purchased with the donation.

5. Corresponding and interacting
Donors and teachers communicate throughout the school year, so donors can learn about the difference they have made in the lives of the students. In most instances, donors receive thank you packages, artwork and other student created projects. Donors may choose to support the classroom in ways beyond the financial contribution, such as visiting the classroom, chaperoning field trips and other activities that are coordinated directly between donor and teacher.

6. Lasting relationship
As donors participate in subsequent years, they not only enjoy the cumulative effect of their efforts with each new class of students, but also develop a lasting and meaningful relationship with the classroom teacher.

2 Million Minutes

http://www.2mminutes.com/
http://www.brewedfreshdaily.com/2008/01/19/2-million-minutes/

2 million minutes
Written by: Ed Morrison
After finishing eighth grade, students in the United States, India and China each have about 2 million minutes until high school graduation. How they use that time will affect their futures and the futures of their countries.

That's the premise of a riveting new documentary, "Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination," about the lives of two high-achieving teens in each of the three nations.

Do U.S. students squander their high school minutes?

2 million minutes

We at Educate Cleveland, hope that you as students become change makers for the WORLD. How you spend your time is critical. Make sure that you kick your game up a notch. Despite all of the negatives that come against take them and turn them into positives and success for yourself. Only you can navigate the full potential of your life so use your 2 Million Minutes wisely.

Cleveland Education Committee Meeting

Cleveland Education Committee
Next MEETING:
Thursday, February 28, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Broadway Club
6114 Broadway Ave. 44127
tel: 883-2106, ext. 243

* Do you have concerns or questions about your local school?
* Do you want to be meaningfully involved at your child’s school but are not sure how?

* We want to hear from you. Come and find support and information from other parents and community members.

* The Cleveland Education Committee consists of parents, grandparents, concerned citizens and staff of community organizations.

• Our purpose is to promote parent and community leadership in creating meaningful involvement in our schools to enhance the education of our children and in turn, revitalize the City of Cleveland.


For more information, contact Deltrise Sanford at 216-338-5747 or luvnharts@yahoo.com. You may also contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or ianh@bpdc.org, at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tiger Woods Foundation

Tiger Woods Foundation Announces the Fist Pump Challenge!
January 21, 2008

Anaheim, Calif.

Before the numerous trophies and the countless fans, a young Tiger Woods beat his father on the course for the first time. Although not recorded in any record books, this important event will always stand out as Tiger's first Fist Pump Moment.

On January 21, 2008, Tiger Woods announced the launch of his Fist Pump Challenge, an online contest designed to help young people identify and share their greatest achievements. As part of the Challenge, Tiger is asking young people everywhere to share their very own Fist Pump Moments with the world via www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

"It is important for young people to celebrate their accomplishments. The Fist Pump Challenge allows kids to highlight the moments in their lives that brought them closer to reaching their goals," Woods said. "I believe that small steps can lead to big changes."

According to Woods, a Fist Pump Moment can be any significant accomplishment in a person's life that has been crucial to achieving an ultimate goal, from improving your grades to getting the lead in the school play.

To share their Fist Pump Moment, children are asked, with their parents' permission, to visit www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org, and submit a video including their name, age, Fist Pump Moment, significance of that experience, and end with a fist pump. Those without video access can e-mail their Fist Pump Moment for posting.

Video and written entries will be voted on by website visitors with prizes going to the highest ranked submissions. Prizes include iPods, Tiger Woods '08 EA Video Games, and gift cards. Details on video content and challenge rules are available on tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

Later this year, the Tiger Woods Foundation plans to tie the Fist Pump Challenge into the Earl Woods Scholarship program, offering children in the Washington D.C. and Orange County, Calif. areas the opportunity to vie for a scholarship to college via the Challenge. The Foundation has plans to expand the scholarship program to a national level at a later date.

In addition to launching the program, Tiger and his mom, Kultida Woods, dedicated a statue to celebrate the legacy of Earl Woods and honor his efforts to reach millions of children. The 8-foot bronze replica of Tiger and his father was designed by Elliot & Ivan Schwartz of Studio EIS.

"Building on my father's legacy, I am challenging children to make a difference in the world, and to reach higher and farther than they ever imagined," Woods said.

About the Tiger Woods Foundation

Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached an estimated 10 million young people through character development, career exploration and grant making programs. Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering young people to dream big and to set specific goals to achieve their dreams.

Launched in February 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is an innovative 14-acre, after school campus designed to inspire career exploration. Serving members in grades five through 12, classes include forensic science, robotics, engineering, aerospace, video production and home design. More information on the Tiger Woods Foundation and its programs can be found at tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

Contact: Emily Taylor/Rachel Rees, Tiger Woods Foundation, 949-725-3003

Scholarships

http://www.cmsdnet.net/JohnKennedy/Scholardeadline.html

This is a list of scholarships courtesy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School Districts (CMSD) -- John F. Kennedy High School Web Site. Please notice that some of the scholarships are due today. Note: some of the scholarships are only for CMSD students.

Hoops Heroes' Scholarship

Brickfish "Hoop Heroes Best Basketball Moves Challenge" Scholarship


Provided by:
Brickfish
Deadline: March 19, 2008
Type of Award: Other
Awards Available Amount
4 $250 - $500
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]


Description
The Brickfish "Hoop Heroes Best Basketball Moves Challenge" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a video no more than one minute in length or a photo showing off your best original basketball moves.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

Brickfish Scholarship

Brickfish "Turning Point: Fall of Liberty?Design a Poster for the Resistance!" Scholarship

Provided by:
Brickfish
Deadline: March 03, 2008
Type of Award: Other
Awards Available Amount
4 $100 - $300
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]

http://www.brickfish.com/Entertainment/codemasters?tab=1&=CM_fast

Description
The Brickfish "Turning Point: Fall of Liberty?Design a Poster for the Resistance!" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for thi saward, you must design a poster based on a topic listed on the website for the video game "Turning Point: Fall of Liberty." All high schools and universities are encouraged to apply.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

Educational Resources

http://ns.cuyahoga.lib.oh.us/onlineresources/websites/Education.htm

The above link will take you to numerous web links for educational resources. Very helpful!
http://www.healthlegacycleveland.org/scholarships.shtml


2008 Medical and Dental School Scholarship Application Timeline

November 2007


* 2008-9 Medical/Dental School Scholarship Application
* 2008-9 Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Health Careers Scholarship Application (for graduating seniors only)


Renewal information required for current scholarship recipients.

Recruitment letters and applications sent to Director of Student Financial Aid at partner schools

March 7, 2008
Completed Application Packets due to HLC (no late applications accepted)
April 2008
Awards Announced

A Private, Nonprofit Foundation

Health Legacy of Cleveland is governed by a twenty-five member Board of Trustees. The board is supported by an Executive Director.

Our Mission

"To increase the pool of African American physicians and dentists in the greater Cleveland area"

The decline in African Americans who are applying to medical and dental schools is of primary concern.

The mission reflects the past, present and, we hope, the future of African American youth, men and women who want to pursue health professions as physicians and dentists in the Greater Cleveland community.

The mission is a tribute to the long history among black professionals in Cleveland, whose similar efforts date back to the nineteenth century.

Vision

A singular, unwavering commitment to eliminate health care disparities among African Americans by partnering with the Cleveland Community.

Values

Leadership Excellence Integrity Compassion Stewardship Teamwork

GREATER CLEVELAND POLICE SCHOLARSHIP

SPONSOR: The Greater Cleveland Police Scholarship Fund

APPLICATION DEADLINE: First of June, Annually

AMOUNT OF AWARD: Determined by yearly benefit profits. 2008 Award (2) $10,000 scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION: The Greater Cleveland Police Scholarship Fund sponsors annual events, such as a softball tournament and a motorcycle rally, to earn monies to make an annual scholarship possible. This award will assist students pursuing their education beyond high school. This award is available to students who qualify under the listed guidelines and are from the Greater Cleveland area. This award will be based on a point system, with each student qualifying for specific points from a checklist described on the application.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must be a High School senior (12th Grade) and must pursue a four-year degree or better.

SELECTION OF RECIPIENT: Applicants will complete all information on the application. The applicant receiving the most points from the criteria list on the application will be notified of scholarship award. In the event of a tie, a lottery will be completed from all the applicants receiving the same number of points, not less than one and not more than ten.

REMITTANCE ADDRESS:

The Greater Cleveland Police Scholarship Fund
Attn: Andy Ezzo
864 Marcie Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

Ph - 216-398-4924
Fax - 216-398-4808

Brickfish Scholarships

Gaia Community Scholarship
Provided by: Zaadz
Deadline: June 15, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
2 equal to $1000
Website
http://scholarships.gaia.com [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Gaia Community Scholarship is available to students aspiring to be the change they wish to see in the world, live authentically and make a difference. You must answer the questions listed on the sponsor's website, one in under 25 words and two in under 250 words per question.
Additional Information
This scholarship is open to high school seniors entering college, current college students, upcoming or current graduate students, and those entering into accredited certificate or professional programs. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study
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Brickfish "Sum Up America" Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: January 28, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
1 $750
1 $250
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish "Sum Up America" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To apply for this scholarship, you must decide what America adds up to for you. You must create a mathematical equation using photos of people, places or things that are the sum of America's parts, and include a description of your equation.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study
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Brickfish "Samsung Your 'Baby Love'" Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: February 04, 2008
Type of Award: Other
Awards Available Amount
4 equal to $2000
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish "Samsung Your 'Baby Love'" Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a video of you singing or lip-synching to Nichole Scherzinger?s ?Baby Love.? Lyrics are available on the web site.
Additional Information
The ?Samsung Your Baby Love? campaign have four available scholarships that add up to $2,000. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

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Brickfish "Show Us A Smile" Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: February 12, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
1 $750
1 $250
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish "Show Us A Smile" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit an original photo, video or drawing of your best smile.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study


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Brickfish "Ultimate Tailgate Challenge" Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: February 12, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
1 $750
1 $250
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish "Ultimate Tailgate Challenge" Scholarship is open to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a photo or video of your most outrageous tailgate party.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

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Brickfish Caucus: Tell us why you should be President!
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
1 $1000
1 $250
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish Caucus: Tell us why you should be President! Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age. To be eligible for this award, you must create a video, design your own political poster or create your own blog detailing why you should be President.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

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Brickfish Super Fan Face-Off Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: February 06, 2008
Type of Award: Other
Awards Available Amount
1 $500
2 $250
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish Super Fan Face-Off Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a photo or video showing who the biggest Super Fan is in your town.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

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Brickfish Shooting Stars Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: March 13, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
2 equal to $500
Website
Click here to visit the site [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The Brickfish Shooting Stars Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a photo of you and a superstar. Entries must be an original encounter between you and a celebrity. No composite images will be accepted.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study
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OP Loftbed Scholarship
Provided by: OP Loftbed Co.
Deadline: July 31, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
Varies equal to $500
Website
http://www.oploftbed.com [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
The OP Loftbed Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and who are attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2006 - 2007 year. This award is based on your responses to a list of questions found on the sponsor's Web site.
Additional Information
PLEASE NOTE: Only entries submitted though the online application will be considered. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

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"Win $2,500 - No Essay Required"
Provided by: FastWeb
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Type of Award: Other
Awards Available Amount
Varies equal to $2500
Website
http://www.fastweb.com/sp/vmremuawd/1 [This link will take you outside of FastWeb.com to the scholarship provider's web site.]
Description
Win $2,500 just for telling your friends about FastWeb. Send your friends an one-time email to let them know they can find free cash for college with FastWeb. You can one entry into a quarterly $2,500 giveaway and five free MP3 downloads from eMusic for every friend who signs up. Tell a friend and enter to win today.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information and to apply.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

Sunday, January 27, 2008

PLEASE HELP THE SHAW HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Shaw Band has be invited to join the International Marching Band Salute to the 2008 Beijing Olympics on June 19-29, 2008. The Band will take place in the field show and massed band performance in Beijing staged in cooperation with the Beijing Band Directors Association. It will be an event of the Beijing City Festival "Perform in Harmony-With Olympic Spirit."

The Olympic Games will be China's greatest ever international sporting event. China is already starting to radiate the excitement that comes with staging a global event of this magnitude and significance. This excitement provides the perfect backdrop for the staging of China/US Marching Band festival.

As you know, The United States is well represented at the olympic games and Shaw High has the opportunity to help motivate our teams to bring back the GOLD!

Imagine what it will mean to the students of East Cleveland to venture from the inner city to China! You can be a part of this magnificent opportunity. Help us change the vision and lives of our students.

The cost for each student is $3,500.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

AND even better - WE ARE A 501(c)3 tax exempt organization so that your donation is tax deductible.

You can Donate in the various ways:

Check: Send donation to Music Through the Streets - 13940 Cedar Road #274, Cleveland, Ohio 44118.


Fifth Third Bank: Take your donation to any Fifth Third location for the account of Music Through the Streets.


Pay Pal: Make your donation via this web site or directly to the pay pal web site.

Links:

TO DONATE: GO HERE

ON YOU TUBE: WATCH VIDEO

"PLAIN DEALER" ARTICLE: ARTICLE

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Brickfish Scholarship

http://www.brickfish.com/Lifestyles/VideoEssay?tab=1&=cs_fastdeserve

Brickfish "I Deserve $1,000 Because" Scholarship
Provided by: Brickfish
Deadline: March 31, 2008
Type of Award: Scholarship
Awards Available Amount
1 $1000
2 $250

Website
Click here to visit the site
Description
The Brickfish "I Deserve $1,000 Because" Scholarship is available to students who are at least 14 years of age or older. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a an original video demonstrating why you deserve $1,000.
Additional Information
Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.
Applicable Majors
All Fields of Study

Thursday, January 24, 2008

FREE TUTOR.COM CARD

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MAIL A FREE TUTOR.COM CARD TO YOUR FAVORITE STUDENT!

Help a student start the new year right - with better grades. We're giving away a limited number of FREE 25 minute Tutor.com cards for you to share with your family and friends. Hurry, this special offer ends when we run out of cards, or 1/31/08 - whichever comes first!
Deuteronomy 8:3 Cafe Books & Music
In partnership with Case Western Reserve
Center for Civic Engagement, Alumni Relations
& Center for Community Partnership

presents the Ohio Premier Screening of

Desert Bayou: Life After Katrina

Sunday, January 27, 2008 ~ 4 - 7 p.m.
Screening & Discussion
CWRU Strosaker Auditorium
$5 Elders 65+ and Students with ID
$7 General Public

Cost of admission benefits the March 2008 Katrina Restoration Student Volunteer Trip to New Orleans and the Gulf Region.

Friends,

I must confess that previewing this film has reopened unhealed wounds. It took me right back to the eve of the hurricane, watching my people dragging their lives to the only hope left - an already defaulted Superdome. It took me back to the day of the hurricane as the water rose to the rooftops, families crouched and cried for help as media helicopters flew over, and bodies floated... It took me back to the aftermath of the hurricane as my people were left abandoned to chaos, mayhem, madness and yes, murder. How ever you look at the cause of deaths, directly, or not, it was murder.

Reopened were the first hand accounts, the stories, the nightmares, the fear, the anguish, the cries I heard over and over as I worked with relocated families - fresh out of the water - who found their way to the care center established by my former Dallas, Texas congregation, St. Luke Community United Methodist Church. Over 250,000 people evacuated to Texas, an estimated 75,000 to Dallas.

Every time I hear the current and prospective Presidential administration's mantra of 911, I say 829. Not since the dogs and water hoses unleashed on non-violent protestors for civil rights in the late 50's and early 60's, has any visual so hauntingly tugged at my heart.

"In the wake of one of the worse natural and humanitarian disasters ever to visit American shores, nearly 600 African Americans were airlifted to the almost entirely white state of Utah, without their knowledge. Desert Bayou is more than a Hurricane Katrina documentary, it seeks to examine whether two cultures can come together in a time of utter chaos, or whether their differences prove too great a challenge to overcome. In their own words evacuees of Hurricane Katrina tell how they survived the storm of the century, and out of the rubble ended up at a military installation in the desert of Utah." (Source: Cinema Libre Studios)

Written by Thomas Lemer, directed by Alex LeMay, and nominated for the 2008 NAACP "Outstanding Documentary" Image Award, Desert Bayou glimpses into the lives of families who find themselves dropped down, cut off from opportunity, placed under curfew and isolated for the sake of count and control, 45 miles outside Salt Lake City, in the middle of a desert artillery range.

In addition to the voices of the evacuees, we hear from celebrities, "political and military leaders, and community and social figures who address the questions of race, politics and religion hurdle towards each other in this truly American story: A Story of loss and reunion, of sorrow and rebirth, of anger and rejoicing, but most of all, a story of hope."

In particular, Desert Bayou glimpses into the lives of two families who struggle with the question of whether or not the displacement comes as a blessing in disguise as they are granted an opportunity to start life over, anew.

The screening begins at 4:00 p.m. at Strosaker Auditorium, located in the Case Quad (south of Euclid, entering across from Severance Hall). The actual street address is 2125 Adelbert Road. The screening will be immediately followed by an audience discussion led by a panel of students, faculty, staff and community partners, which I will moderate. Seating is limited to 580 on a first come first serve basis.

The screening is open to the public with an admission fee which will help provide for travel and housing of students, staff and area residents as they journey to New Orleans in March to help with on-going Gulf Region restoration efforts. The University's Center for Civic Engagement has led five volunteer trips to New Orleans since the devastation of the hurricane. Janice Eatman Williams organizes and leads the group. She can be reached at (216) 368-1462 for information about volunteer and sponsoring opportunities.

We look forward to being with you, and hearing from you on Sunday.

~ Mittie Imani Jordan
Deuteronomy 8:3 Cafe Books & Music
(216) 376-9695

Upcoming Events
Friday, February 1, 2009 ~ 8 - 11 p.m.
First Friday Open Mic Raise The Rent Jam Session
with host Mwatabu Okantah
$5 Admission
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Deuteronomy 8:3 occupies the ground floor of the Medical Associates Building located at 1464 East 105 Street, between Ashbury and Wade Park Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, 44106. Our routine business hours are: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (216) 376-9695, or email us at deuteronomy8cafe@aol.com, or visit us on the web at www.deuteronomy83cafe.com

Cleveland Education Committee MEETING

Cleveland Education Committee
Next MEETING:
Thursday, January 24, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Broadway Club
6114 Broadway Ave. 44127
tel: 883-2106, ext. 243

* Do you have concerns or questions about your local school?
* Do you want to be meaningfully involved at your child’s school but are not sure how?

* We want to hear from you. Come and find support and information from other parents and community members.

* The Cleveland Education Committee consists of parents, grandparents, concerned citizens and staff of community organizations.

• Our purpose is to promote parent and community leadership in creating meaningful involvement in our schools to enhance the education of our children and in turn, revitalize the City of Cleveland.


For more information contact Deltrise Sanford at 216-338-5747 or luvnharts@yahoo.com. You may also contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or ianh@bpdc.org, at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dinner with Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Support Cleveland Scholarship Programs

Dinner with Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Item # 2

Auction Detail


Starting Bid: $750.00 Started On: 1/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Current Bid: -- Location: Cleveland, OH US
Closes: 1/31/2008 5:30:00 PM Item Owner: ClevelandMagazine

Description

The Package
The winning bidder and three guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lithuanian sensation Zydrunas Ilgauskas (“Z”), at Henry’s at the Barn in Avon. It will surely be a night to remember, with dinner for eight (including the winning bidder and their three guests as well as Z and his three guests, plus gratuity) and 2 bottles of wine, generously donated by Henry’s at the Barn. A mutual date will be agreed upon among all parties.

Bid now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to wine and dine on an outstanding spread of Carolina Low Country cuisine with Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

CSP’s monthly Dollars and Scholars Dream Auction is raising money for scholarships to benefit deserving students throughout Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

200 Public Square, Suite 3820 Cleveland, OH

216.241.5587

www.cspohio.org
http://www.clevelandmagazine.com/quickauction/QAViewItem.asp?ItemID=2
http://www.wmji.com/pages/lanandmalone.html

Magic Johnson Foundation / Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund

HERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND CLEVELAND IS ONE OF THE SELECT CITIES ON THE LIST. PASS ALONG THIS INFORMATION TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PLEASE APPLY IF ELIGIBLE!!!

Click on the link: http://www.magicjohnson.org/tm_program_criteria.php

Program Criteria

Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund
Guidelines and Criteria:

Currently a senior in high school with plans to attend a four-year college or university in the fall

Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA

A current resident of Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY

Complete all the required components on the scholarship application including essay, transcripts and letters of recommendation

Incoming recipients must present valid proof of enrollment as a full-time student before distribution of funds

Must be involved in extra curricular activities or community service activities
General Program Information:

Involvement in extra curricular activities or community service activities is mandatory

Students accepted in the program must adhere to the guidelines and policies established by the committee
Amount of scholarship rangers from $1,000 - $5,000 per year

Funds are dispersed to the educational institution in the Fall and Spring of the calendar year

Scholarships are for four years

Students must re-apply annually and must meet the criteria in the renewal application
It is mandatory that Scholars attend the annual week-long Leadership Conference

Recipients are expected to volunteer and support Magic Johnson Foundation events

Mentors will be assigned to Juniors amd Seniors upon request.

CWRU MLK WEEK -- Ernest Green, "Lessons from Little Rock"

http://www.case.edu/events/mlk/

Ernest Green, "Lessons from Little Rock"


Friday, January 18, 2008
Amasa Stone Chapel, 12:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Undergraduate Student Government, University Program Board, Share the Vision Committee, the Department of History, and the Dominion East Ohio Gas Company

About Ernest Green
Born in Little Rock, Ark., September 22, 1941, Ernest Green earned his high school diploma from Little Rock Central High School. He and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High following the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared segregation illegal. The group would later become known as the "Little Rock Nine."

Green then went on to receive his bachelor's degree in social science and his master's in sociology from Michigan State University. He also received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University, Tougaloo College, and Central State University.

He currently serves as the Managing Director of Public Finance for Lehman Brothers in Washington, D.C. Since joining the company in 1987, Green has served as senior investment banker for such key clients as the City of New York, State of New York, and the City of Chicago. He also was appointed chairman of the African Development Foundation by President Clinton, and chairman of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board by Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley. Learn more.