Sunday, January 27, 2008


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.


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.






Brickfish Scholarship

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

Click here to visit the site
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



Help a student start the new year right - with better grades. We're giving away a limited number of FREE 25 minute 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.


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
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, or visit us on the web at

Cleveland Education Committee MEETING

Cleveland Education Committee
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 You may also contact Ian Heisey at 671-2710 or, 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


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


Magic Johnson Foundation / Taylor Michaels Scholarship Fund


Click on the link:

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"

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.

Primer -- Knowledgeworks

Editor’s Note: A year ago, education, business, nonprofit and civic leaders from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky came together to launch an unprecedented effort to make a cohesive system that ensures that every child gets a college diploma and succeeds. While much work is yet to be done to reach that goal, the Strive coalition has earned high marks locally and has gotten attention from those elsewhere who are trying to get everyone on board to reach education goals. As Strive enters its second year of operation, we offer here an account of Strive's first-year successes written by one of the group’s founders.

Collaborative Tries a Holistic Approach to Student Success
Nancy L. Zimpher
University of Cincinnati
For decades, America's colleges and universities have known that the educational "pipeline" needs repair, literally from birth to career. Students arrive at schools under-prepared for kindergarten and to our campuses unprepared for college-level work. Worse yet, some students do not arrive at college at all.

In response, proposed solutions have almost outnumbered the potential students. We have implemented standards (usually without the resources to help students achieve them), we have blamed the schools, the parents, the community, the times. We have tried incentives with mixed success. And, true to our academic natures, we have studied the problem endlessly.

In Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, a collection of colleges and universities, local governments, school districts, businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations is trying something new. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's unprecedented effort, known as Strive, employs a holistic approach focused on getting kids to graduate from high school and earn a degree or other postsecondary credential.

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Tri-C celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tri-C celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2007

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga Community College will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the College's 31st annual observance of his birthday. This year's program theme, "Celebration in Music," will feature a free concert with national recording artist Lecresia Campbell, along with 'The Voices and Rhythmic Sounds of Mega,' the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland School of the Arts Concert Choir. It all happens Sunday, January 20, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Metropolitan Campus Auditorium, 2900 Community College Avenue.
Lecresia Campbell has recorded solo projects as well as served as a background vocalist with such artists as Larnelle Harris, Donnie McClurkin, Gerald Levert and a host of others. She has also been an actress in musical plays including "Dreamgirls," and recently played TV Judge Greg Mathis' mother in "Tell it to the Judge."
The Voices and Rhythmic Sounds of Mega crosses several genres of Gospel music. From traditional to contemporary, the group continues to push the envelope in skill and technique. The 40+ vocal ensemble and five-piece band have shared the stage with national artists including Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Bishop T.D. Jakes and many others.
Victor Liva is in the midst of his first year as music director of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra now marking its 68 th year. The Philharmonic is proud to have been the first symphonic group in Cleveland to honor Dr. King.
The Cleveland School of the Arts Concert Choir is directed by Dr. William B. Woods. This performing group hails from the Cleveland public schools' specialty arts school in University Circle, where all aspects of the arts are incorporated into the teaching approach.
In addition, several Cleveland public school graduates will receive recognition and scholarships during the program.
Due to limited seating, tickets are required for this free event. Call 216-987-4805 or visit to reserve tickets.

Janet R. Cannata, Manager, Marketing Communications & Campus Relations
Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus
216.987.6155 — 216.403.8156 (cell) —

Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College is Ohio's first community college and now the state's largest, serving 55,000 students each year. More than 700,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors. The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs, and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes over 1,600 credit courses in more than 130 career, certificate and university transfer programs. Courses are offered at three campus locations, two Corporate College® facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.

Scholarship for Actors -- Let's Get Someone from Cleveland


The 2008 grant application deadline is March 31, 2008.
Grants to Film Schools Application Information

The HFPA Trust has a long history of supporting film education. Its goal continues to be the development of young artists in film and television art forms through support for scholarships and other support to undergraduate and graduate film schools in the United States.

The HFPA Fellows Scholarships is the HFPA's signature scholarship program to support the education of students in the "Film Arts." This program provides scholarship grants on an annual basis to a selected group of higher educational institutions with film schools that have national stature and/or regional importance in the greater Los Angeles area. The specific grant giving guidelines and application materials for this program are described below.
HFPA Fellows Scholarship grants

Scholarship grants to institutions selected to administer the HFPA Fellows Scholarships will generally be in the range of $20,000 to $60,000 per year.

HFPA Fellows Scholarships may be designated by the school for student support tuition and/or other direct educational expenses and/or the costs associated with developing and producing student film projects required for graduation.

Each scholarship provided to HFPA Fellows ranges from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000 per student per year, at discretion of institution.

The HFPA prefers to make grants where 100% of its funding is used for student scholarships. However, if necessary, overhead and indirect costs not to exceed 15% of the total grant may be deducted by the educational institution.

Students eligible for HFPA Fellows Scholarships include:

1. Students in the "Film Arts" as defined by the school including but not limited to directing, cinematography, screenwriting, producing, editing, acting, and/or set design;
2. "HFPA Fellows" are selected by the schools faculty and distinguished by outstanding academic and artistic excellence. Selection criteria should include academic achievement, creative and technical ability, and financial need;
3. Scholarships are given, at the discretion of the school, to support:
1. Students from underrepresented groups, especially foreign students OR
2. Students in their senior year or at graduate level requiring senior or thesis project to graduate.

HFPA Fellows Scholarship Grant Proposal Narrative

Please prepare a proposal of no more than four pages, using at least 12-point font, ad-dressing the following questions:

Request Statement: One sentence describing the school's proposed HFPA Fel-lows program including the grant amount requested, students served, and use of scho-larships. (This statement should also appear on the application cover page.)

Film School Description: Briefly describe the school's mission, educational ap-proach, curriculum, past record of accomplishments, and leadership. What are the dis-tinguishing characteristics and track record of your school and why should HFPA select it to administer the HFPA Fellows program? Include information about how the proposed scholarship program fits with or expands upon the school's goals.

Proposed Scholarship Program: Outline your school's proposed HFPA Fel-lows program. Please be brief while providing as much detail as possible. Be sure to define and estimate the number of students, their profile, selection procedures, amount and purpose of scholarships, and plans to monitor and report student progress to the HFPA. Describe how the proposed scholarship program addresses an important and unmet need for students with talent and promise in film and television.

Description of Parent Institution: Please include a brief description of the institution of which the film school is a part.

Acknowledgements: Explain the manner in which the HFPA grant will be ac-knowledged. This should include, as appropriate, recognition in publications, screening credits, and public announcements at funded and other selected events.

Project Budget: Provide a numeric budget for the proposed project with a break-down of anticipated costs, including administrative overhead, if any.
List of required attachments to application:

1. Tax Exemption: Include a copy of your institution's current 501c3 letter from the IRS verifying its nonprofit and foundation status.

Please submit two (2) sets of your school's completed application form, proposal narra-tive, and required attachments. You may also attach one (1) copy of any other items (brochures, videos, etc.) you feel may support your application.
Institutional Support Grants

Those institutions administering HFPA Fellows Scholarships may also apply for an institutional support grant. This funding is based on the merit of a special request, and is not provided as annual funding. In most cases, HFPA will not provide institutional support for more than two consecutive years preferring at least one year between grants. Requests should include a clear explanation of need, budget and a recognition plan.

Institutional support grants may be used for special equipment or facility needs of participating film schools and/or for costs associated with showcasing students works. As with its scholarship grants, the HFPA prefers that 100% of its funding is used for the designated project. However, if necessary, overhead and indirect costs not to exceed 15% of the total grant may be deducted by the educational institution.
Application Requirements

See the linkages below for the materials required for film school grant applications. Note that there are separate application forms for the HFPA Fellows Scholarship and the Institutional Support grant requests. Applications for institutional support must be submitted as part of the school's HFPA Fellows Scholarship grant application. Please submit two (2) sets of the application materials (application cover form, narrative and budget), plus one (1) copy of any other items that you feel may support your application.
Proposal Narrative

Please prepare a proposal of no more than four pages, using at least 12-point font, addressing the following questions:

Request Statement: One sentence describing the proposed project including the grant amount requested, the project title, what will be accomplished.

Proposed Project: Outline the proposed project for which HFPA support is requested. Please be brief while providing as much detail as possible about the plans and expected results for the project. Include information about how the proposed project fits with or expands upon the school's goals.

Case for Support: Identify the need that the proposed project addresses and the value it will have for students and the film school. How will HFPA support make a difference, and why is it needed at this time?

Acknowledgements: Explain the manner in which the HFPA grant will be acknowledged. This should include, as appropriate, naming of new facilities, recognition in publications, media coverage, screening credits, and public announcements at funded and other selected events.

Project Budget: Describe the total budget for the project, how specifically the HFPA grant will be used, and other sources of financial support. Provide a numeric budget for the proposed project with a breakdown of anticipated costs, including administrative overhead, if any. Explain how cost estimates for major budget elements were determined. If this is an ongoing program, include your future funding plans.

An Invitation to a PolicyBridge Community Forum Mark Your Calendar!


A Community Forum with
Guest Speaker

Maurice Ashley

First and Only African-American
International Chess Grand Master

Forum Topic:
Motivating Urban Youth to Achieve
Educational Excellence

Friday, February 1, 12 PM - NOON
At the City Club
For additional information regarding this event, Please See the "Attached" Flyer

Maurice Ashley has been called the Tiger Woods of Chess. He made history when he became the

Scholarships resources for Minority Students

Scholarships resources for Minority Students

Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, pass this scholarship information on to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships use to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest.

Please take the initiative to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.

Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available.

If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Our youth really could use these scholarships.

2. Student Inventors Scholarships
3. Student Video Scholarships
4. Coca- Cola Two Year College Scholarships
5. Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
6. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
7. Brand Essay Competition
8. Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)
9. Xerox Scholarships for Students
10. Sports Scholarships and Internships
11. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
12. Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
13. Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund>
14. FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships
15. Presidential Freedom Scholarships
16. Microsoft Scholarship Program
17. WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search
18. Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
19. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
20. Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
21. Guaranteed Scholarships
22. BOEING scholarships (somae HBCU connects)
23. Easley National Scholarship Program
24. Maryland Artists Scholarships
25. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)
26. Historically Black College & University Scholarships
27. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
28. International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
29. College Board Scholarship Search
30. Burger King Scholarship Program
31. Siemens Westinghouse Competition
32. GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
33. CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
34. Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
35. Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
36. Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
37. Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
38. FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form & Info)
39. Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
40. Scholarships and Fellowships
41. Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
42. HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
43. Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
44. INROADS Internships
45. ACT-SO EUR Olympics of the Mind "A Scholarships
46. Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
47. ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
48. Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
50. The Roothbert Scholarship Fund











SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2008 @ 4:00 PM









Poetry and Music Collage featuring Mwatabu Okantah

Poetry and Music Collage featuring Mwatabu Okantah

Join the East Cleveland Public Library on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 4 p.m. for a poetry and music collage to celebrate Martin Luther King Junior Day. Featured performers will be Mwatabu Okantah and the Cavani String Quartet.

Admission is free!

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

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

Small Business Opportunities Forum

I would like to invite you to the Small Business Opportunities Forum! This event is designed to connect you to :

* Various financial resources and options available to small businesses
* Professional expertise such as marketing and business plan writing
* Networking and other growth strategies

Attached to this e-mail is a save the date card with all pertinent event information. PLEASE share this event with your colleagues, friends and family. Space is limited, so please RSVP to me by January 14th ( 216.881.0644 or I look forward to seeing you on January 21st!


Monday, January 21, 2008 (MLK Day)

10:00 am – 2:30 pm


St. Martin dePorres High School

6111 Lausche Ave Cleveland 44103





St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

Jamar Doyle
Commercial Development Manager
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
4205 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
p. 216.881-0644 f. 216.881.1142

"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. " - Booker T. Washington

Opporunities and Events for Youth

Northeast Ohio United Networks Of Youth Ministries
Invite You To A
"True Love Waits" - "Worth The Wait" Campaign Kick-Off and Revolution Rally!
The Kick -Off
Saturday January 26, 2008
At Mt. Sinai Baptist 7510 Woodland Ave. 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Revolution Rally
Saturday March 15, 2008
At Mt. Zion in Oakwood Village One Mt. Zion Circle 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Please see the attached flyer)

Please let us know if you and your youth group will be participating
in this years True Love Wait ? Worth The Wait Campaign
Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Lindsay Marsh
She is a young adult and graduate of Shaker Hts. HS
She is also the founder of the ?Worth The Wait? Revolution

We are asking Pastors, youth leaders, parents and all who want to help our youth to
please plan on involving your youth in this life-changing Campaign! We are also
asking you to consider sharing a donation with us to help defray the cost of the
2008 TLW-WTW Campaign. Checks or Money orders can be made payable to:
Ministry of Reconciliation P.O. Box 202206 Shaker Hts. , Ohio 44120

Our next planning meeting for the TLW-WTW Campaign will be Thursday
January 10th 6:30 p.m. at our new office space at Shalom Financial
23240 Chagrin Blvd. Commerce Park ? Building Four ? Suite 802
You Are Invited To The
This boot camp helps prepares student of grades 6th, 7th and 8th for the OAT,
and the OGT and ACT for high school students. The students will participate in an
event filled day that will prepare them not only for the tests
but also prepare them for their future!
There will also be a Special Parent Empower Session - Friday evening
with founder and designer Dr. Rene Rochester
Friday February 17th 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Students & Parents)
(overnight lock-in is optional)
Saturday February 18th 9:00 - a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration $25 (Scholarships will be available )
At The YMCA Southeast-Bedford Branch

Sponsored by The Adopt-A-School Network c/o Ministry of Reconciliation
and The YMCA of Greater Cleveland
More information forthcoming
Please visit the PHAT STAR Website:
Northeast Ohio United Networks of Youth Ministries
Youth Leaders Network & Fellowship Night
Monday January 14th 7:00 p.m.
23240 Chagrin Blvd. Commerce Park ? Building Four ? Suite 802
(All Youth Leaders are welcome)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is having a
Parent Round-up with Workshops on various topics
Saturday January 12, 2008 9:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m. At East Tech High School
The Adopt-A-School Network will be facilitating 5 Sessions of a Special Workshop
on Mentoring through Tutoring and Character Educa

Monday, January 07, 2008