& Allies Committee
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, 4205 St. Clair Ave, 44103
Board of Trustees
ARE HELD AT THE OFFICES OF CNDC, 3751 PROSPECT AVENUE, 44115 UNLESS
Corners Development Corporation
Friday 5-11pm Saturday 1-11pm
3644 Rocky River Drive
West Development Corporation
Sept. 15, 11-6:00pm
Sept. 16, 12 -5:00pm
Sparx City Hop
Sept. 15 11am-9pm
4 different neighborhoods of Cleveland
Hyacinth Park E. 65th and Waterman
Clair Superior Development Coalition
Indoor Agriculture in Cleveland
Sustainable Business Sub-committee worked with the Baldwin Wallace Sustainable
Planning Clinic to determine the feasibility of developing an indoor
agricultural business in an urban neighborhood in Cleveland.
They researched four uses: aggregator space, indoor composting,
aquaponics (indoor crops) and aquaculture (cultivation of
fish). The study determined that aquaponics would be the most
beneficial and cost effective here in Cleveland. The full study
will be posted on the CNDC website (http://www.cndc2.org )
at the end of September.
On October 4th and 5th the 2012 Ohio CDC
Association will have its annual conference at the Wyndham
Cleveland in Playhouse Square. There will be informative and
intriguing workshops on many community development topics, Cleveland
neighborhood tours and an evening reception at Great Lakes
Brewery. The keynote speaker will be John Fetterman, Mayor of
Braddock, Pennsylvania with the platform of "reinvention is the
only option." Also featured, is Kyle Ezell, author of
"Get Urban!"; Jim Klein, CEO of Finance Fund; Jim Rokakis,
Director of the Thriving Communities Initiative and Paul Kaboth, Vice
President and Community Affairs Officer at Federal Reserve Bank. To
register visit the Conference page at http://www.ohiocdc.org/conferences.html.
Let's Grow Cleveland
The fourth annual Sustainability Summit will be September
20-21 at the Public Auditorium in Downtown Cleveland. Summit
2012 will focus on accelerating momentum and taking action to grow
local food economy during 2012, the year of Local Foods.
Participants will also create momentum and priorities for 2013, the
year of advanced energy and renewable resources. To register visit www.SC2019.EventBrite.com.
Potluck in the Park
The first annual local food feast,
Potluck in the Park, will be September 29, from 4:30 - 7:00pm at the
Edgewater Park upper pavilion. This is a celebration of local food
and a chance for Clevelanders to share a meal together. All guests
are asked to bring a dish of any size with a list of
ingredients. If you cannot bring a dish you are still welcome
to come. They will also be collecting non-perishable food items
for the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. For more
information on the event visit www.npi-cle.org/blog/potluck.
Public Markets Conference
The 8th International Public Markets
Conference will be September 21 - 23, celebrating 25 years since the
first gathering. The conference will highlight the local food scene
and throughout Northeastern Ohio. It will also spotlight the West
Side Market, which is celebrating its centennial in
2012. Kicking off the conference will be Frank Jackson,
Mayor of Cleveland and Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the US
Department of Agriculture. There will also be over 30 other
speakers to deliver lectures and lead workshops and breakout sessions
around topics critical to the success of today's public markets and
farmers markets. Local guides will lead full-day tours of Northeast
Ohio's best markets. For more information visit www.pps.org/publicmarkets12.
Retail Spaces Update
September is the month dedicated for the upcoming
quarterly updates to the CNDC sponsored website, http://retailspacescleveland.com.
Location, demographics, assets, and featured are included, along with
current retail spaces available and contact information. Deadlines
are as follows: brand new listings by a member CDC not already
on the website is September 14, 2012; and for updating information from currently listed
CDCs, the deadline is September 21, 2012. Send information and/or questions to Chris
King, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 440-918-1313.
Free Financial Coaching Program Moves to Neighborhood
WECO Fund, the nonprofit that for years helped
Clevelanders attack personal debt and building up savings has closed.
But, its FREE financial coaching program lives on.
Neighborhood Progress, Inc. has absorbed the WECO coaching
program. This is a new venue for Neighborhood Progress who has
historically focused on real estate development, but has wanted to
focus more on human development and social development, according to
Sheri Dozier, Senior Program Manager for Neighborhood Progress.
Coaching turns the concept of financial counseling inside out.
The Coaching program does not pay the bills for consumers, but
shows them how to pay their bills. A coach can teach a consumer
financial terms that banks use if they wanted to negotiate an
interest rate reduction with their credit card and the coach might
role play as a creditor.
People interested in the coaching program can pick up class schedules
or enroll in free classes at the Financial Education Center, 11461
Buckeye Road or by calling 216-370-5630 or by email to email@example.com.
The Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition (CNDC),
established in 1982, is an industry trade association that advances
neighborhood community and economic development organizations. The CNDC
represents community development groups, government officials,
educational institutions, nonprofit agencies, private sector firms,
funders and foundations and together they sustain the city's