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WECC March Minutes

 News  tiabrown  03-Apr-2017 12:50  0  176 reads

Here are the minutes for the March 21st meeting of the West End Community Council. 

Youth Employment Programs

 News  mbeck  23-Mar-2017 00:20  0  647 reads
Youth Employment Programs

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.

Jobs are posted through the City's NeoGov page and the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. Direct links to the jobs are posted below.

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!!!

More info: https://www.hcjfs.org/services/job-pla ... youth-employment-program/

DFWE Trustees Elected (March 21, 2017)

 News  mbeck  22-Mar-2017 02:00  0  676 reads
DFWE Trustees Elected (March 21, 2017)

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:

  • Michael Beck
  • Keith Blake
  • Jemelle Howard
  • Fannie Shaw
  • Alicia Townsend

In the meeting of the Trustees, the new Trustees have chosen these members for the following positions:

  • President: Alicia Townsend
  • Treasurer: Jemelle Howard
  • Secretary: Michael Beck

Hays-Porter Students Building Rockets @ Museum Center ...

 News  mbeck  21-Mar-2017 22:10  0  482 reads
Hays-Porter Students Building Rockets @ Museum Center (March 18, 2017)

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 CincinnatiFamilies ForwardCincinnati Public Schools, anGreater 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 Students Invited by NAACP to Present Drones Program

 News  mbeck  21-Mar-2017 17:30  0  534 reads
Taft Students Invited by NAACP to Present Drones Program

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. 

2017 Taft’s Hall Of Fame Inductees

 News  mbeck  20-Mar-2017 17:50  0  465 reads
2017 Taft’s Hall Of Fame Inductees

This year 2017 Taft’s Hall Of Fame Inductees are:

  • Deseree’ Byrd
  • Hudie L. Camp
  • Donald Coaston
  • Sandra Graham
  • Raymond Harrison
  • Edward W. Lewis
  • Brenda Reed
  • Margie Ann Rodgers
  • Clarence Wooten

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.

Opportunity Fair: West End

 News  tiabrown  10-Mar-2017 10:40  0  294 reads
Opportunity Fair: West End

West End Speaks Employment Team is hosting an Opportunity Fair on Thursday 3/16/17 from 1p-4p

WECC February Minutes

 News  tiabrown  28-Feb-2017 13:00  0  164 reads
WECC February Minutes

Attached are the West End Community Council minutes for the February 21st meeting.

Local Job Opportunities

 News  tiabrown  16-Feb-2017 05:40  0  408 reads
Local Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

A West End 'Lion' gets his due

 News  mbeck  11-Feb-2017 15:50  0  624 reads
A West End 'Lion' gets his due

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:


500 Youth Peace March April 22, 2017

 News  tiabrown  25-Jan-2017 10:50  0  743 reads
500 Youth Peace March April 22, 2017

West End Community Council Minutes Jan 2017

 News  tiabrown  25-Jan-2017 05:10  0  554 reads
West End Community Council Minutes Jan 2017

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 corr-secretary_wecc@hotmail.com.

NEP chooses to clean up on Cincinnati's west side

 News  tiabrown  11-Jan-2017 02:20  0  661 reads
NEP chooses to clean up on Cincinnati's west side

The city chose East Westwood, Westwood and the West End as the 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) recipients.

2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Communities ...

 News  tiabrown  10-Jan-2017 04:40  0  573 reads

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.

WE Speaks Update

 News  tiabrown  09-Jan-2017 11:50  0  541 reads
WE Speaks Update

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 tia.brown@7hillsnh.com.

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT, FRIDAY 1/13, 10:00 a.m.

 News  tiabrown  09-Jan-2017 01:50  0  395 reads

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT, FRIDAY 1/13, 10:00 a.m., CPS Closed on Friday Jan. 13th. 

On Friday, January 13, there will be a free community concert presented by the MusicNOW festival at Memorial Hall on Elm Street next to Music Hall. An electronic flyer is below this message and also attached. 

The concert will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. It's for everyone. Preference will be given to young people 18 and under and adults who accompany them. It is in the morning, because Festival performers are working at the Aronoff Center and the Taft Theater in the evenings. Cincinnati public schools are closed that day. 

Please see flyer below.

West End Community Council Minutes Dec 2016

 News  tiabrown  06-Jan-2017 19:50  0  284 reads

Attached are West End Community Council minutes from the December 20th meeting.

The next West End Community Council meeting on January 17, 2017.

WECC Executive Board minutes Dec 2016

 News  tiabrown  19-Dec-2016 03:30  0  371 reads

City Planning Commission to address the St. Vincent de Paul ...

 News  tiabrown  14-Dec-2016 07:30  0  704 reads

City Planning Commission to address the St. Vincent de Paul Expansion plan Friday, Dec. 16th at 9am.

West End Community Council Minutes Nov 2016

 News  tiabrown  14-Dec-2016 07:20  0  373 reads
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