First of all - a HUGE thank you to our guest speaker, Cleveland City Councilman Anthony Brancatelli! We got some great insight into the exciting things happening in Slavic Village and the rest of Ward 12, despite the fact that they have been one of the very hardest hit neighborhoods in the foreclosure crisis. Here are a few links that the Councilman referenced during his presentation, and the video he shared with us.
Slavic Village Development
Cleveland vs. Wall Street documentary trailer
Here's the video from the Neighborhood Solutions Summit:
Our agenda also covered a ton of upcoming and current events.
1-Urbean Levin Coffee House: We are up and running every Thursday from 3pm to 8pm. If you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to stop in this week! We are run entirely by volunteers and donations from APA and others in the College. If you can bake something delicious, help us with setting up (at around 2:15) or cleaning up (at 8pm) or tabling, let us know. There is a sign up sheet on the APA office door.
2-Graphic Skills Workshop: Saturday March 2nd, attend a one-day workshop with Kirby Date and take your visual communication skills to the next level. Only $30 for the workshop, plus materials. Contact Kirby with any questions - your spot isn't reserved until you pay with cash or check!
3-Drink Local Drink Tap: DLDT Executive Director and Levin College alum Erin Huber is throwing a fundraiser to premiere her film: Making Waves. This event, featuring local food and drink, is taking place on International World Water Day, Friday March 22nd at Tower City Center. Erin is generously offering a discount to CSU APA members. We can attend for just $25 (down from the regular required donation of $50). When you pay through PayPal, enter $25.00 for the amount and write "CSU APA" in the notes section. Donate and get your ticket here.
Learn more about Erin here and here! (She's awesome)
4-Elections for CSU APA Offices: This will take place during a meeting in April, but the date is TBD. Having a leadership position is not only great for your resume, but being involved in this organization gives you amazing networking opportunities and connections within the College and the community. Of the six current Executive Board members, 4 are graduating this May, so there will be plenty of opportunity for new leaders to step up. Keep this in mind; if you have questions or if you already know you would like to run, let us know!
5-Open House April 8th: It's a Monday. We would like to have a raffle, open Urbean for business, and more. We are putting together an Open House Committee to help plan and run the Open House event, so e-mail us if you're interested in signing up for that. It's a great chance to volunteer and give back to Levin by telling prospective students how awesome we are!
6-Waterloo Survey: We will update you once we know when we are conducting the survey. If you're interested in helping us conduct the survey, e-mail us.
7-Professional Development: The Cleveland Land Bank Survey with Christopher Alvarado - the internship is not posted yet. We will let you know as soon as we get any updates! There are 2 opportunities in Lakewood: the playground project that Jared talked about (e-mail for more info) and the Public Art Request for Proposals.
Next meeting: March 7th
Guest Speaker: Chris Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc.