"We're not all bad. Most of us are good," he said. "It's circumstances. There is no food in the refrigerator, and six or seven people are hungry. You've prayed all week and are trying to find a job. But when you do, you don't get paid for three weeks. You can't ask for help because no one you know can help you. That's why a lot of people lean toward the wrong thing."
Read the full article here.
Attached are the corrected minutes for the West End Community Council meeting on April 18th.
This week The Health Harvest Mobile Market added the #WestEndCincy to their neighborhood stops!! They are now in 10 neighborhoods, so check out the new schedule and come out to get fresh fruits and veggies!
Deeper Roots Coffee, a five-year-old coffee roasting company, is moving and more than doubling the size of its production facility.
Read more here: https://goo.gl/cSzQFH
This week the Healthy Harvet Mobile Market added stops in 3 new neighborhoods!! We are really excited they will be coming out to the West End, every Friday from 10a - Noon. They will park outsdie of Stanley Rowe Towers along Linn St. Check out the new schedule and get some fresh food!
Here are the minutes for the March 21st meeting of the West End Community Council.
The City's Youth to Work Program (Y2WK) brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and private sector companies to offer more than 700 employment and internship opportunities to youth.
The 8-week program provides job readiness and life skills training to Cincinnati youth between the ages of 14-18 through internal City Departments or outsourced organizations. Youth will work between 20-30 hours a week from June to August earning $10.10 per hour (unless otherwise noted).
Employers include City departments, nonprofit organizations, and private sector partners. Youth are placed in career-oriented employment opportunities such as law enforcement, fire and safety, horticulture, recreation, art, technology and administration.
|Police Summer Cadet (Civilian) (Part-Time)|
|Greater Cincinnati Urban League 2017 Y2WK Summer Intern|
|Fire Summer Cadet (Civilian) (Part-Time)|
|Recreation Program Leader Intern (15-17 years old)|
|Recreation Program Leader Junior Counselor 14 years old|
|Recreation Program Leader Jr Counselor aquatics 14 years old|
|Municipal Worker (Parks/Green Leaf Summer Youth Program)|
More info: http://cincinnati-oh.gov/y2wk
The Hamilton County Summer Youth Employment Program has significant changes this year; many of which are mandated by Ohio Department of Job & Family Services:
Now there are two summer employment programs, these programs are separated by age groups. The 14 and 15 year old youth program is now referred to as Ohio Youth Works Program (OYWP) and the 16 and older program is a designed activity within the Summer ComprehensiveCase Management and Employment Program (CCMEP).
Youth in both programs will be required to engage in a comprehensive assessment tool and participate in writing their summer employment goals, known as an Individual Opportunity Plan. The older youth, 16 and older will have participation requirements that include other activities related to education, occupational skill training, leadership development opportunities, financial literacy, comprehensive guidance and counseling services and 90 days to 12 months follow-up services. The mandates of the youth employment programs will require more time of both the youth and staff. All participants must meet the 200% federal poverty income standard. Both summer employment programs will began on May 1st and end on September 30th 2017.
LIMITED NUMBER OF OPENINIGS!! APPLY TODAY!!!
On March 21st, 2017, the West End Community Council has elected new Trustees of the DFWE (Development Fund of the West End) - in alphabetical order:
In the meeting of the Trustees, the new Trustees have chosen these members for the following positions:
Diversity and inclusion at work: Code for Kids bringing schools and communities together to learn STEM, make friends, and build rockets!
African-American students from George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary and Latino students from Roberts Academy: A Paideia Learning Community met last Saturday to build rockets in the Cincinnati Museum Center and to have fun in the Duke Energy Children's Museum
We thank SHPE Cincinnati, Families Forward, Cincinnati Public Schools, and Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, end especially Cincinnati Museum Center Youth Programs for their support!
The instructors from Cincinnati Museum Center did a fantastic job engaging the students!!!
Taft IT High School students have been invited to present the Taft Drone Program at the upcoming NAACP General Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
A member of NAACP saw a video from the TechOlympics presentation, liked that, and invited the team to present it again.
This year 2017 Taft’s Hall Of Fame Inductees are:
The event will be on Friday, April 21, 2017 at
Taft Information Technology High School
420 Ezzard Charles Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Meet and Greet 6-6:30 Program 6:30-8:30.
Tickets are $10.00pp and can be purchase by contacting any Taft Athletic Alumni Committee Member.
West End Speaks Employment Team is hosting an Opportunity Fair on Thursday 3/16/17 from 1p-4p
Attached are the West End Community Council minutes for the February 21st meeting.
Congratulations to John Harshaw, who was today one of four people honored as Glorifying the Lions award winners by the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.
The Enquirer wrote a very nice article about John and his award!
John is definitely the best and most dedicated historian of West End, who has written several books about the West End - you can read more about his books here
You can also watch his lecture on West End in this video:
Please view the West End Community Council Minutes for January 17th meeting.
Anyone interested in serving on the DFWE Trustee Nomination Committee should contact anyone on the Executive Board, or write to the West End Community Council at P.O. Box 14424, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or email the Corresponding Secretary at email@example.com.
The city chose East Westwood, Westwood and the West End as the 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) recipients.
CINCINNATI – Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black joined community leaders from East Westwood, Westwood and the West End this morning to announce the 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is coming to those neighborhoods.
These are the 23rd and 24th communities to participate in the award-winning program. The NEP will be in East Westwood/Westwood from March through May and in the West End from mid-August to mid-November.
The West End has developed a plan for the community, by the community. The plan was led by Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses in collaboration with community organizations and leaders. The Community Building Institute helped facilitate the planning process.
The development of a neighborhood quality-of-life plan is an important step to getting the community engaged and providing a community-based framework that can be implemented. The community vision is like a roadmap to becoming a healthier, safer and economically stronger neighborhood.
The document below lists scheduled meeting and events. If you are interested in joining a team, please attend an upcoming event or meeting or contact Tia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.