The Northeast Shores Collinwood area should have a job club for residents who need support in their search for employment. Since there are many diverse job seekers, in the North Collinwood area, ranging from students to adults reentering the work force, I suggest that a "North Shores Collinwood Job Seekers Group" be started.
It could be different from other job clubs in surrounding suburbs, in that it would be accessible to local residents, and cover a wide variety of topics, including information for our many older workers and people with disabilities. The topics covered and suggestions from members could be endless...
As an example: local merchants and companies could volunteer a half hour of their time to speak at meetings and give participants an idea of the employment picture in our neighborhood. Librarians and school teachers could give resources on the fundamentals of online websites. And a fax service, with copy facilities, could be provided (for a nominal fee) by the new Collinwood Recreation Center, which has a computer lab.
There could be widespread community involvement, with employers and job seekers meeting and getting to know each other which would be very beneficial to everyone involved.
Meetings could be held at the Memorial-Nottingham library, or at Villa-Angela St. Joseph High School.
Anyone with suggestions and ideas, please call 216-268-1818. Or submit responses to the Collinwood Observer. Go to www.collinwoodobserver.com, click in Members Center, sign in and submit.
Jeanne Coppola is a life long resident of the Collinwood neighborhood, and is interested in art and writing. She graduated from Collinwood High School, and attended Cleveland State University (CSU).
Jeanne Coppola is a life long resident of the Collinwood neighborhood, and is interested in art and writing. She graduated from Collinwood High School, and attended Cleveland State University (CSU). She worked at Woolworth's in Severance Center, and Higbee's in Tower City. She also took clases at Cuyahoga Community College, where she was a staff writer for the student newspaper The Spectrum. In 2006, she returned to Cleveland State University to finish her degree, and wrote for the student newspaper, The Vindicator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Liberal Studies, in May 2007.
Jeanne is pleased to be able to write for "The Collinwood Observer", and offer her comments and opinions in this new and exciting community newspaper.