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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Nonprofit Thursdays | East Cleveland Library, Women of Color Foundation, ESOP
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Institute also includes
three workshops. A two-hour morning workshop, The Estelle Shorter Holmes Lecture:
“Rising to the Top:MyStruggles, 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 COLORSNetworking
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: www.womenofcolorfoundation.com
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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.