Celebrate at the Neighborhood Summit

When leaves crunch and school starts up again, the BPDC Neighborhood Summit Celebration is always around the corner.  We invite you to join us for dinner, dessert, and a slice of life here in the center of West Park Wednesday, October 30, 2013.  Hospitality will be provided by RG’s Beverage, Bella Pizza, Uppercrust Pizza, JJ’s Pizzza, Hilton Garden Inn – Cleveland Airport, and Happy’s Pizza.

With public art planning underway for the W. 140th Street corridor, Dia de Muertos-themed entertainment by West Park youth, a gallery of art on display from Artemus Ward, Garfield, and John Marshall students, and hands-on collaborative art, the event’s theme is Let Your Imagination Soar.

Neighborhood Summit Celebration

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

6-8:30 p.m.

at 14040 Puritas Avenue in Fogarty Hall beneath Blessed Trinity Church

 6pm doors open with a light dinner, music, and community expo, including a gallery of student artwork

7pm program begins

8pm dessert social begins

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Youth and adults will get exclusive views of our neighborhood businesses and residents with fast-paced, visual presentations by diverse neighborhood voices like Ernie LaManna, owner of the West Park Shell on Lorain Avenue and Brian Mercado, John Marshall senior class president and West Park MyCom leader.  Special guest Ward 18 Councilman Martin J. Sweeney will speak, as well.

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will have information about its Educational Opportunity Center, which assists adults 19 and over, typically first-generation college students, with access to admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.  Tri-C will also provide information about its Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school without paying tuition, fees, or book charges.

In addition to the inside scoop, our community resources fair has something for everybody: youth services, home rehab programs, safety resources, volunteer opportunities, grants, backyard wildlife habitat gardening, scholarships, recreation and creative arts, and more.

At the celebration, PPG will receive the Ann Irizarry Business award, especially for their expansion of their W. 143rd facilities and supporting our Inaugural Run Puritas 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk.  Our neighborhood’s community gardens will also be recognized and the annual Community Builder Award will be announced.


For more information on these awards and the Neighborhood Summit Celebration, see here.


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