On April 20, 2016 there was a event at 17625 Grovewood Ave, where the Salvation Army is located. The event was a chance for basketball players from diffrent high schools around the Cleveland area to show what talent and skills they have on the hardwood in front of college coaches, and college scouts. These kids came from area high schools like: Ohio Connection Academy, Collinwood, Imani Cristian Academy, Mony Christian Academy, Straight Suns, and many more.
We are happy to announce that we will be offering a new program for children during the break from school. On December 21-23 as well as December 28-30, from 11:30-1:30, we invite children in grades K-8 to come have a hot lunch and enjoy games and special activities. We would like the children to register in order to make sure that we have enough for everyone. Be on the lookout for flyers around the neighborhood that will explain the program in more detail. We thank the Jewish Federation of Cleveland for partnering with us to provide this opportunity for fun and a hot lunch for the children of Collinwood. To register or ask any questions that you might have please call Ms. Margaret at (216) 692-1388.
The holiday season is upon us and The Salvation Army is busltling with activity. Mark your calendars so you won't miss a thing. Each Mondayat 9:30 am women gather for Breakfast and Bible Study. On Wednesday December 16th at noon, we set aside time out of our day to pray for the children and schools in our neighborhood, this is monthly activity and we would love to have you join us. If you have a toddler or preschooler that you are caring for please join us on December 18th at 10:30 for our Little Bookworm Storytime. This month the children and their caregivers will sing holiday songs and hear holiday stories along with crafts and a special snack. The children will also recieve a book to take home with them! Also on December 18th at 5:00 The Learning Zone Afterschool Program will present "Twas the Night Before Jesus Came". If you need a little dose of Christmas spirit, this will definitely do the trick! The next Friday is Christmas Day and we again invite to join us for our Christmas Day service at 10:00am. This interactive and informal celebration is a wonderful way to start your Christmas. So before the gifts are opened(or after if you just can't wait) join us in celebrating this special time of year. If you have any questions about these or any of our other activities and programs please call (216)692-1388 .
The Collinwood Brotherhood Coalition was started in 2013 and is still going strong. Our signature event is our Annual Brotherhood Breakfast held in March, where men and boys come together have a full breakfast and enjoy engaging conversation and activities. The young men meet two Saturdays out of the month and interact with men from various organizations and backgrounds from around the city. This past June the young men hosted Commander Hill and several of his officers for Conversation with a Cop. The Commander led a discussion about the relationship between the community and police department, the youth in attendance were able to get up close and personal with the men and women of the Fifth District Police Department. For the past eight weeks, the young men have been participating in a program called "Working Together". Each Saturday the young men have gathered at The Salvation Army for basketball, a light breakfast and a discussion. Each week the topic was different. Similar to our regular gatherings the young men met with mentors who discussed topics such as education, entrepreneurship and goal setting. The young men were also engaged in learning and discussing the poem "Invictus" which says "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul". The main focus of the Working Together program was for the young men to create a business to rake leaves for seniors in the neighborhood at no charge to them. The experience of doing something for someone else was a meaningful one for the young men. They truly "Worked Together" to get the job done! The young men have even discussed offering snow shoveling in the future. The Working Together program was made possible by a grant from Neighborhood Connections.