Heights Community Congress hosts dialogue and organizing session Aug. 29

Heights Community Congress will host a second event  to address youth issues in the community on Monday, Aug. 29 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Boulevard from 7-9 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. 

“We’re responding to all of the positive feedback,” says Rebecca Zirm, HCC board member, referring to the initial Heights Community Congress-hosted community dialogue that took place on July 13 and drew a standing-room-only crowd of almost 200 people. ”The (first) event was designed to allow community residents to voice their concerns about this summer’s Coventry Street Fair 'flash mob incident,' the subsequent curfew that was passed in Cleveland Heights, and a host of other issues related to youth/community relationships and constructive use of social media. Now its time to tap into the wealth of resources we have in our residents and develop some community solutions.”

The event will include opportunities for attendees to engage with specific aspects of developing community solutions and hear from invited guests, Michael Walker, executive director of Partnership for a Safer Cleveland; James Box, University Heights resident and project director for city of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board; and Malik Bacchau, a student and member of Open Doors Academy. 

Partnerhing organizations include the CH-UH Libraries, Centers for Families and Children, Civic Commons, Heights Youth Club, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and Open Doors Academy.

For more information, call 216-321-6775.  

Kasey Greer

Kasey Greer is the executive director of Heights Community Congress.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 2:32 PM, 08.26.2011