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

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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:

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'Diamonds in the Rough' baseball essay contest for kids

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

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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


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

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

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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!


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



6:00 P.M.

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.

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


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


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.


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!


Consortium of African American Orgs.

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center


Khol's Kids Who Care Scholarship

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.

* 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

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:


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.