CHANGES TO OHIO UNEMPLOYMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Recent updates to Ohio unemployment benefits reflect a growing need amidst massive layoffs across Ohio due to mandated Covid-19 related closures.
Recent updates to Ohio unemployment benefits reflect a growing need amidst massive layoffs across Ohio due to mandated Covid-19 related closures.
The newly-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act seeks to address growing needs due to Covid-19 pandemic closures and mass layoffs.
The Greater Collinwood Development Corporation housing team covers a lot of territory and watches over thousands of structures from lake shore houses to large warehouses from by-gone industries to your part of the neighborhood. Daily our team works to ensure that the housing stock adds value to where we live. But during these trying times we are here to be your resource.
Five Pointe Community Center plans to continue two regularly scheduled food distribution days in partnership with EBC Ferry.
During this unprecedented time in our country, state and community, we at Greater Collinwood Development Corporation are seeking ways to connect, support, and serve our community. With shifting requirements and recommended best practices, we will commit to continue serving our mission in a safe and effective way in this era of social distancing. To that end our offices are now closed, but our staff are still working remotely. Please know that while our Five Pointe Community Center is closed to the public, we are still serving the community through our food distribution program. A partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, this program is now offered on a drive thru basis. Visit our website or Facebook page for upcoming dates and times of the food distribution and stay tuned to www.greatercollinwood.org or our Facebook page for current information regarding Greater Collinwood Development.
The Five Pointes intersection will receive a $50,000 investment in streetscaping, thanks to a grant awarded to Greater Collinwood Development Corporation from the Cuyahoga County Community Development Supplemental Grant program. The Five Pointes Streetscape Project will implement recommendations from the September 24, 2018 Saint Clair Avenue Corridor Study. The St. Clair Avenue Corridor Study identified beautification, bike and pedestrian friendly amenities, and healthy lifestyle amenities as key needs. To address these needs, the Five Pointes Streetscape Project will provide ladder style crosswalks, decorative place making banners, street trees, and bike racks. Increased foot traffic, enhanced resident and visitor satisfaction, transportation equity by providing access to bike racks in an area previously having none, pedestrian safety, and an enhanced sense of place for the Five Pointes Intersection will benefit the Collinwood community as a result of this project. Five Pointes is a vibrant intersection, home to Collinwood High School, the Cleveland Public Library Collinwood Branch and the Five Pointes Retail District. We additionally thank Councilman Anthony Hairston for his thought leadership and support on this project. Greater Collinwood Development Corporation will keep the community informed and involved as this project progresses.
Are you already planning for the spring? Making a list of your spring outdoor projects? If one of those includes painting your house or touching up your trim we may be able to help you. The City of Cleveland is working with Greater Collinwood Development Corporation on the 2020 Exterior Paint Program. Qualifying applicant can receive up to $1500 in free pain and supplies. Income limits are higher than other programs which will allow more people to apply.
FPCC is a local community center managed by Greater Collinwood Development Corporation dedicated to serving the people in the Greater Collinwood area. FPCC focuses on providing inclusive programming for all residents as an ongoing effort to build community and provide resources.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is proud to announce we were awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA through Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) AmeriCorps program. We are seeking an ambitious AmeriCorps VISTA to assist in the development of a workforce development program for Northshore Collinwood, Collinwood Nottingham Villages, Euclid Green and Glenville East. This position will be one-year of service, the service year will begin June 8, 2020 and end June 7, 2021.
It’s that time of the year again! Santa and his helpers are in full force spreading holiday cheer. Please come join us at our Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:30am-12pm at Cleveland Job Corps Gym 13421 Coit Rd Cleveland, Oh 44110, entrance off of E. 140th Street . Sponsored by Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, Councilman Polensek and Councilman Hairston, and Cleveland Job Corps. The food will be donated by Gus’s Diner 185 and we will have volunteers from Cleveland Job Corps.
The city of Cleveland should try and fix up the Collinwood High School so that the people of Collinwood have a place to send their kid for programs and learning programs. The school should be saved as a piece of history. Fix up the school to house arts offices and other things that would help the area to grow. Also try and fix up the police station and fire dept as well. I think there is a lot of growth for homes to be rehabbed and all people can come back to the area. Mike Polensik should look into this idea and see if they can be done. The history of Cleveland lies in its neighborhoods and the people who have been there for years. Let’s try and move to bring back this area and work to get it back, so all walks of life can find their place in Collinwood.
Fun at Five Pointe Summer Camp
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston partnered with the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation to organize “Ward 10 Clean & Green Dumpster Days,” a weekend neighborhood cleanup geared toward disposing of trash and beautifying the community. Councilman Hairston made sure residents and community stakeholders had access to a large dumpster for a three-day period to dispose of trash and debris in their homes or businesses.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is proud to announce we were awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA through Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) AmeriCorps program. We are seeking a candidate for our new AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position will be one-year of service, the service year will begin June 10, 2019 and end June 8, 2020.
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation was awarded a Neighborhood Solutions grant from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to support creative efforts and programs designed to improve civic engagement among residents in city neighborhoods throughout Cleveland. We plan to bring Family Feud to the Greater Collinwood neighborhoods and offer residents the opportunity to engage through a fun experience. We will host four neighborhood game nights in locations within our service area. We encourage residents to participate! Gather your team and have a chance to win a micro-grant to support neighborhood connectedness. Stay tuned for more information!
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Greater Collinwood Development Corporation welcome residents to attend The 2nd Annual Ward 10 Bunny Breakfast. The event will be held on Saturday April 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Aspinwall Outreach Center 14627 Aspinwall Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Breakfast will be served promptly at 9:30am. Each family participating will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be small crafts available for children two years and older, such face painting, make your own bunny ears and much more. There will also be chances to win prizes through the Easter Coloring Contest and the Golden Egg Hunt. This is a family fun event that you don't want to miss. Each family member must be pre-registered. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holiday cheer was in the air when Santa and his helpers came to Collinwood! Over 200 people attended this year’s Breakfast with Santa held on Saturday, December 15th at the Slovenian Home on Holmes Avenue. Breakfast was donated by Gus’s Diner 185 and everyone enjoyed free pictures with Santa and crafts. All the children that attended the event received and hat and scarf distributed by Project Warm and donated by the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries Crochet Group. The free event was sponsored by Greater Collinwood Development Corporation (GCDC), Councilman Polensek, and Councilman Hairston. Stay tuned for more events from Greater Collinwood Development Corporation and its partners! A lot of exciting things are coming in 2019!
Greater Collinwood Development Corporation (formerly Collinwood and Nottingham Villages Development Corporation) is partnering with the Collinwood Reads Movement to host a Non-Violence Week in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.. Programming has been created to span over three days (Celebrate, Educate and Create).
Our kickoff event “Celebrate,” will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Church, located at 15510 Holmes Ave., Cleveland, Oh 44110. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the program will start at 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The evening will be filled with performances from local schools to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and a pledge of non-violence will be taken to close the night.
The second event “Educate,” is on Thursday, January 24th at Five Pointe Community Center, located at 813 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44110. From 5:30pm to 7:00pm we will hold a community discussion on how to decrease violence in the neighborhood. This is a great opportunity for residents to voice their ideas and opinions!
Collinwood Reads and Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) have joined forces! To kick off their partnership, they held a Family Game Night on Septemeber 28, 2018 at Five Pointe Community Center. The event, hosted by Literary Innovations, was jammed packed with literacy-based games, like bingo with colors, shapes, numbers, scrabble, and many others. There was a book giveaway where every child that participated received a new book and refreshments were served to all who attended. Over 35 residents took part in the fun!
The Lexington Bell Community Center hosted Moms First Consortia on Wednesday, October 24 at the Five Pointe Community Center. The event entailed presentations on Smoking Cessation and Substance Abuse Prevention. Over 25 moms attended the event with their children. Not only was the event educational, but fun. The moms who attended got to participate in a raffle with special prizes that were picked with them in mind.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) along with Job Corps celebrated Make A Difference Day on October 26, 2018 at Five Pointe Community Center. We partnered with VOA: Veteran Resource Center (775 E. 152nd St Cleveland, Oh 44110) which is a transitional housing and supportive service facility for homeless veterans. They have housing capacity for 54 homeless male veterans. The Five Pointe Community Center and students/staff from Job Corps collected donated toiletries and socks to make care packages for the homeless veterans. Our goal was to make 50 care packages and write support/thank you letter to the veterans.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation has been in the spirit of neighborhood cleaning all summer, working in Glenville, Nottingham, Euclid Park neighborhoods. As we cleaned surrounding neighborhoods, we noticed E. 140th Street was filled with trash, debris, high grass and weeds. CNVDC organized a community clean-up in partnership with Job Corps, specifically covering along E. 140th Street on Wednesday August 29, 2018. CNVDC staff and Job Corps students picked up trash and debris along E. 140th St, we collected at over 20 bags of trash. “You can definitely see and feel you made a difference, when you clean the community, says Kristian Hunter, CNVDC Community Engagement Manger.
Are you age 22 or older and still need your Ohio high school diploma? Are you tired of trying to get your GED? Are your ready to make change but do not know the right steps to take?
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp has the solution to your education barrier. Five Pointe Community Center formed a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Adult Diploma Program. The Adult Diploma program will provide to eligible students, at no cost: the core skills mastery certificate, ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, career exploration, counseling, training, and industry certification in an In-Demand Career Field. Once the student has completed the career training program of their choice they will receive a high school diploma issued by Ohio Department of Education.
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will host two Adult Diploma program informational sessions at Five Pointe Community Center Corp (813 E. 152nd Cleveland, Ohio 44110) on Wednesday October 17, 2018. The morning session will begin at 11:00am and the evening session will begin at 6:00pm.
This event brings an opportunity to make the necessary steps to start a career and improve your wellbeing. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about this event please, contact Kristian Hunter (216) 268-2138
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston partnered with the Collinwood Nottingham Development Corporation to organize “Ward 10 Clean & Green Dumpster Days,” a weekend neighborhood cleanup geared toward disposing of trash and beautifying the community. Councilman Hairston made sure residents and community stakeholders had access to a large dumpster for a three-day period to dispose of trash and debris in their homes or businesses.
This summer, there will be a free breakfast and lunch program for youth at Five Pointe Community Center 813 E. 152nd Street Cleveland, Oh 44110. The program will be handled by The EBC Fery Senior Program lead by Mary Fayne in partnership with Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The program will begin Monday June 4, 2018 and will end Friday August 10, 2018 for youth ages 3 through 18, it will consist of breakfast, lunch, and fun activities. Youth will be served breakfast from 9:00am-10:00am. Lunch will be served from 12:30pm-1:30pm. The time between breakfast and lunch, youth will be able to participate in a variety of indoor/outdoor activities arts & crafts, games, and occasional field trips with parental consent. If you are interested in registering your child, please contact Terri Shepherd 216-268-2138
Ensure your spot today for the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation, the Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords. CNVDC staff will be presenting informational workshops regarding, home safety, residential housing code, and how to purchase a home with our organization through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Landbank. Lastly, if you need help with financial literacy, this is the place to be! Shashonna Duckworth, Executive of Operation Hope will be presenting a workshop about financial literacy. Informational workshop slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out! Residents who participate will have the chance to win prizes. Food and refreshments will be available. Also there will be a “kids table” available for parents who attend the event.
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation hosted Ward 10 First Annual Bunny Breakfast on Saturday March 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We welcomed residents surrounding Ward 10 to come together to eat breakfast, create Easter crafts and take photos with the Easter Bunny. The event was a true success. We had over 80 residents participate in the event.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with Cleveland Police Foundation and Litterbugz hosted “Cleanin’ with Cops” on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Humphrey Park 207 E. 161st Cleveland, Oh 44110 from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Residents, students, and community stakeholders came together to clean the community. Participants met at Humphrey Park to receive T-shirts, cleaning supplies, and “Kickin’ it with Cops in CLE” button. We split into teams to make sure we clean North and South Collinwood. 5th District Commander Sammy Morris along with Lieut. Montanaro and few other 5th District officers cleaned the South Collinwood neighborhood. We cleaned along E. 152nd Street, E. 140th St, Aspinwall Ave, etc.
Are you renting your home and have concerns about your rights a tenant? Are you a homeowner who’s ever faced a sudden home repair? Are you looking to purchase a home but feel lost in the understanding the process? Are you looking to learn more about becoming a landlord? Are you renting your home and have concerns about your rights a tenant? Do you just feel that there’s no help for housing issues like these? If any of these questions apply to you then you cannot miss the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair!
“Time for some spring cleaning.” Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with Cleveland Police Foundation and Litterbugz will host “Cleanin’ with Cops” on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Humphrey Park 207 E. 161st Cleveland, Oh 44110 from 12:30pm-4:00pm. There will be live entertainment as we prepare to clean the neighborhood.
Mark your calendars today. You don’t want to miss out on the largest housing event on the eastside of Cleveland! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation, the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords. For more information contact, Kristian Hunter 216-268-2138.
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation welcome residents to attend The 1st Annual Bunny Breakfast. The event will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be served promptly at 9:30am. Each family participating will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be small crafts available for children two years and older, such as egg decorating, make your own bunny ears and much more. There will also be chances to win prizes through the Easter Coloring Contest and the Golden Egg Hunt. This is a family fun event that you don't want to miss. Each family member must be pre-registered. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tis the season to be Kicking it with Cops. Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp will be hosting Crafting with Cops on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This event will be the end of our fall/winter series of Kicking it with Cops, so if you haven’t made it to any of the events make sure you mark your calendars.
When it comes to improving community and police relations “Cooking with Cops” was a recipe for success. Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp hosted Cooking with Cops on Thursday November 16, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center. Participants included local residents, students from Job Corp, volunteers from Cleveland Clinic and officers from Cleveland Police 5th District. We had a diverse group of participants of all ages; everyone was a part of making our full course meal.
“The leaves are falling and the trash was calling.” Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp hosted “Cleaning with Cops” on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center. Local residents, students, volunteers, and 5th District Lieut. Montanaro, Sergeant McCaulley and Officer Hampton worked together in teams to clean along E. 152nd Street. We even had volunteers come out from Cleveland Clinic to help us clean our neighborhood.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp is still in the season of “Kicking it with Cops”. This month is time to cook some delicious food and fill our bellies. We will be Cooking with Cops on Thursday November 16, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center 813 E. 152nd Street Cleveland, Ohio 44110 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
“There is nothing like an old-school game of neighborhood kickball.” Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp kicked off the “Kicking it with Cops” program with Kickball with Cops on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Humphrey Park. This year, we teamed up with Memorial School (410 E. 152 Street Cleveland, Oh 44110) to participate in Kickball with Cops. The kickball game included Memorial School students’ grades 5-8 playing against Cleveland Police 5th District.
As you may know, the tension between citizens and police officers has been an ongoing issue in neighborhoods across the country and in our own local communities. In consideration of our communities concerns for safety and bridging the gap between citizens and officers, Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation was awarded a Neighborhood Solutions grant from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Inc. for the Kicking it with Cops program.
(Cleveland, Ohio) ----- NaJeebah Shareef’s world changed, for the better, through a chance encounter with a homeless veteran in the mid-winter of 2012. Ms. Shareef came to Cleveland while pursuing her Master’s degree in 2010 searching of opportunities, in a city that was already showing signs of being revitalized in several industries. On her way to a job interview a homeless veteran approached her and asked for spare change. Shareef was glad to help, and she did; however helping to her meant gaining insight into how he ended up on the streets? She asked the man, Sir, I will give you some spare change if you tell me how you ended up in this situation?” He responded, “Lady you really don’t have the time or patience to hear my story” Ms. Shareef replied, “Sir, I will make the time to hear your story”; this especially after he shared with her he was a veteran having completed four tours in the Middle East.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp organized the First Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair on Saturday May 6, 2017 held in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s Church on Holmes Ave. The fair focused on providing local residents and community stakeholders with information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants, and landlords, and covered topics including homeownership, home repair, weatherization, financial literacy, foreclosure prevention and much more.
Spring is in full effect and that means it's time for many to consider improvement to their homes. As past of your home maintenance plans this year, Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation encourages you to review your home and make sure it's not only beautiful but is also up to code. The city routinely has inspectors in our area, so proactive maintenance is always best, and CNVDC is here to help. Our code enforcement staff works closely with many City of Cleveland departments including: Building & Housing, Health, and the Housing Court. Together we focus on improving both the appearance and the longevity of the commercial, industrial, residential properties in the neighborhood. Through street by street property surveying, code enforcer’s goals are to maintain neighborhood cleanliness and decrease blight and abandonment. We can also help you understand building codes and what they mean for you and your home, and can connect you to resources that you may qualify for. Review the adjacent image and ask yourself: Does my house meet code standards? If you want to know more or have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Troha (216)383-9772 ext: 205 or Dave Dawson (216)383-9772 ext: 207.
We would like to thank all the participants in our April 30,2017 Clothing drive, because of you we were able to help the community as well as raise money for our organization . We would like to acknowledge everyone who helped us pull this fundraiser/clothing drive off . This includes Seivers Security ,Larrys Auto Clinic , New Bridge Academy, Legacy J Investments ,Private Entertainment House & ,Always Beautiful Hair Salon . We would also like to give a special thanks to individual donors Connie White, Melvin White,Melvin Drayton ,Sharee Willis , Toni Mcmath, linda Mcmath ,Jervaughn Ferguson, Ranee Fergunson ,Wykeily Philpotts , Donald Boyd Candidate for Ward 8 , Tallis ,Sarifina,Anthony Howard,Samantha Walton ,Council Woman Taneika Hill ,Ms Denise , Arthur Kemp, Adrianna Miller, Rolanda, Ms Shae and other residents of Collinwood & Euclid !! It was nice to see our communities come together to accomplish a task . For more information on the Young Leaders Program go to www.Youngleadersprograms.org and or for volunteer or internship oppurtunities call Vice President Breauna Sweeney 216-622-5849
Ensure your spot today for the Keys to Housing Resource Fair! Informational workshop slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation in partnership with St Clair Superior Development Corporation, the Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords.
Are you a homeowner who’s ever faced a sudden home repair? Are you looking to purchase a home but feel lost in the world of mortgages, interest rates, credit reports, appraised values / market values, and more? Are you renting your home and have concerns about your rights a tenant? Do you just feel that there’s no help for housing issues like these? If any of these questions apply to you then you cannot miss the 1st Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair!
While North Shore Collinwood is getting the media attention these days, the Collinwood-Nottingham Village neighborhood is also a community trying to reinvent itself. According to Mary Louise Daley, this was the second most important industrial area in the city, “Any company in Cleveland you can think of got started in Collinwood,” Not only that, the Five Points area, the intersection of St. Clair and East 152nd St., was a major commercial area. Like for many Cleveland neighborhoods, the past five decades have been a challenge but things are now looking up; as I discovered while recently driving down Holmes Avenue.
The Northeast Shores Development Corporation won a grant from ArtPlace America, in July 2015, to organize a “Ballot Box Project,” where Collinwood residents can decide how to spend $100,000 in funding to use art to make a better community. Some areas to consider include: youth programs, neighborhood safety, health education, and senior programs. Public meetings are being held the third Wednesday of the month October through February from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Collinwood Recreation Center, at 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Voters will decide which projects to choose.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) is taking applications for the 2013 Cleveland Paint Voucher Program in the South Collinwood area only through August 2, 2013. Eligible applicants may receive vouchers for up to $400.00 in free paint and supplies.
Collect Rain, Grow Veggies, & Save the Planet!
Usually at this time of year, concentration is placed on children, toys and food pantries, all of which are important at holiday time or any time of year for that matter.
This year, as in 2011, our cause is somewhat different. We will again be donating to the Fifth District Police Sunshine Fund. The Sunshine Fund is used by Police District 5 to sponsor community events such as ice cream socials, the annual Halloween party, family movie nights and many other community events. The fund is also used for purchasing flowers for the families of officers who have lost loved ones (parents). We have again requested that the donation be earmarked specifically for events in the Collinwood area. CNVDC will accept any and all donations for this cause between now and the end of the year, and as usual, we will match whatever the amount is donated to us.
We look forward to matching a huge amount, so we can contribute to this outstanding cause that the Fifth District Police have been utilizing for over 15 years now. Last year we were able to give the Fifth District Sunshine Fund over $1,400 and we are hoping to top that amount this year. It is just another way for the Police to reach out to the community and let them know that Police officers are real people and not to be feared when a criminal issue is not at stake.
Please forward any and all donations for the Sunshine Fund to CNVDC, 15614 St. Clair, Cleveland Ohio, 44110. We will let you know in the next newsletter the amount that was presented to the Sunshine Fund. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL.
2012 Paint Voucher Program