Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nonprofit Thursdays | East Cleveland Library, Women of Color Foundation, ESOP

Library offers East Cleveland Historical Walking Tour this Saturday

In the late 1800s, East Cleveland took root as a small trading post alongside a wagon trail that led from Buffalo, New York, to Cleveland, Ohio. This wagon trail, then known as the Lakeshore Trail forged by American Indians long gone, later became Euclid Avenue. It was the showplace of America during its tenure as Millionaires Row.

The East Cleveland Public Library, in collaboration with Leah Santosusso, is presenting a Historical Walking Tour in support of her new book, East Cleveland: Images of America.

This FREE event will include a light lunch and brief historical discussion before the outdoor walking tour begins. The discussion and walking tour will feature several memorable locations highlighted in the book.

Meet at the library at noon this Saturday, Nov. 2 for the tour. Call 216.541.4128 for more information.
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Women of Color Foundation offer daylong institute next week
Event at Cleveland State to see three area women honored

The Women of Color Foundation will present its 8th Annual Leadership Development and Training Institute and Awards Luncheon next Thursday, November 7 at Cleveland State University.

The event is being co-hosted by Cleveland State University (CSU), and will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in CSU’s Student Center at 2121 Euclid Avenue, in the 3rd Floor Ballroom.

Marsha Mockabee
Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD
The Institute will include an Annual Awards Luncheon, where the Women of Color Foundation recognizes three outstanding women of color.  The recipient of 2013 Professional Woman of the Year (ISIS Award) is Marsha Mockabee, President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Cleveland; and the recipient of the 2013 Young Professional Woman of the Year (STAR Award) is Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper, Senior Managing Partner, Improve Consulting and Training Group.

 The 2013 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award, given in honor of the late Cleveland area Congresswoman, will be presented to Charmaine Brown, director of diversity and inclusion at Forest City.  This award is presented
Charmaine Brown
annually by Barbara Tubbs Walker, the sister of the late Congresswoman.   Sarah Buduson, News Reporter at WEWS-TV NewsChannel 5, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies of the Luncheon.

The Institute also includes three workshops. A two-hour morning workshop, The Estelle Shorter Holmes Lecture: “Rising to the Top:  My  Struggles, Challenges and Successes” will feature a prominent local woman who has risen to the top of her profession and is passionate about helping other women in their career journey to the top.  This annual lecture is part of the 2nd Annual American Greetings Speaking of Women: A Dialogue Series for Women in Leadership.  This will be one of the highlights of the day, said Alexandria Johnson Boone, chairwoman and founder of the WOCF.

Two afternoon workshops following the awards luncheon will include prominent women from northeast Ohio, who will share their experience, insights and expertise with Institute participants. “Women in the Workplace; Our Rights and Responsibilities!” will be moderated by Diane E. Citrino, Esq., Partner, Thacker-Martinsek, LPA and “Emerging Women Leaders in Politics: It is Our Time!” will be moderated by Dr. Mittie Davis Jones, Chairperson, Department of Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at CSU.

The Symposium will culminate with WOCF’s traditional COLORS Networking Reception.

Several scholarships are available for college students and women who cannot afford to pay for the event.  Scholarship applications are available on-line. Registrations are $75 per person, and include the Awards Luncheon, the Networking Reception and all workshops and materials.

For more information on Women of Color Foundation events, including registration, scholarships and/or sponsorship opportunities, please call 216-391-4300, ext. 311 or visit the website at:
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Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People, a non-profit HUD-approved housing counseling agency, is moving its main office over the weekend. The main office will be closed on Nov. 1, reopening on Monday, Nov. 4 at 7000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 203, Cleveland, OH 44103.

ESOP’s phone number will remain 216.361.0718.

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