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CMHA in the News
Nearly $1 Million Grant to Equip ‘First Social Responders,’ Help At-Risk Kids
MLK Celebration
We celebrated MLK Day at our Outhwaite Community Center. A performance by the Djapo Cultural Arts Institute had people clapping along, and the CMHA Voices had people singing along.
Brick City Theatre
Now 14 years old, Con’yai began Brick City Theatre classes at Woodhill Homes when she was eight years old. She shared in an interview with the Cleveland Foundation, “Brick City took me from one place to another. I didn’t know I was good at performing until I tried it. Now I can express myself more. I know myself more.”  Read her story! *Brick City Theatre, photo taken by Steve Wagner
Champions of Central
We are delighted to announce that CMHA resident Delores Gray received the recognition of ‘Champions of Central by Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood! Read more about this wonderful honor.
Recipe Re-Mix
Mac’ n’ Cheese, yes please! CMHA Cedar High Rise residents took part in an instructional cooking lesson through the Recipe Re-Mix program with Susan Porter. They learned how to make a classic dish, macaroni and cheese, using healthy alternative ingredients. Watch Channel 5’s coverage, read Cleveland.com's article and watch to Ideastream's story!
Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers
CMHA is proud to announce that Brittany Barron, Assistant General Counsel/Risk Management Coordinator, was selected as one of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers winners. She was recognized along with 24 other incredible individuals who have excelled in their work, civic engagement, academia and/or philanthropic efforts.

Vision Boards
CMHA families took part in crafting vision boards at King Kennedy. Through this self-sufficiency activity, residents developed goals and are working to pursue and accomplish these goals!

#WoodhillUpNext
Through rain, snow or shine, CMHA’s Woodhill Spring Social went on! The free event for residents offered the chance to meet our new community center manager, share thoughts and ideas and engage in hands-on activities. We thank our partners for engaging with the community, sharing resources and information!

Honors Gala
Thank you to all the residents, employees and community partners that attended the 2019 Honors GalaOver 500 attendees came out to celebrate and danced the night away.

ConnectHome Graduation
CMHA’s Riverview residents graduated today from our ConnectHome initiative Basic Skills Computer Training. Each graduate walked away with not only a certificate and a refurbished computer, but digital literacy knowledge they can now share with their neighbors.
 

Woodhill Transformation
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King. Earlier this month, the steering committee met and the atmosphere was full of positive and forward-moving energy!

Cleveland Clinic Graduation
CMHA partners with the Cleveland Clinic, which provides workshops that engage residents in basic training in the digital application process, and interview and elevator speech preparation through mock interviews and resume building techniques. Congratulations to DeVan Freeman, Detrina Freeman, Dana Oveal and Kimberly Barclay for completing the program!

Reducing Gun Violence 
CMHA Police Chief Andres Gonzalez participated in the Case Western Reserve forum panel discussing ways to reduce gun violence and gun deaths in Northeast Ohio.

3,500 Followers
We are thrilled to announce that CMHA has reached 3,500 followers on our social media platforms. Lots of good things are happening at CMHA, and it's never been easier to find all the news you want to know. Follow CMHA on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and LinkedIn today!

Community Partners
CMHA attended a meeting of Community Partners hosted by Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Cleveland City Councilwoman Ward 14 that was attended by Senator Sherrod Brown. The meeting was very inclusive as each partner shared what they have been doing and what challenges they are facing.

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA)
CLPHA held a Communications Convening to bring together communications professionals across the country to share best practices and communications strategies. CMHA CEO and CLPHA Board Chair Jeffery K. Patterson presented along with Marketing and Communications Director Cortney Crockett who served as a panelist.

CMHA in the News
Congratulations to CMHA Chief of Police Andrés González for being recognized in the Plain Dealer
Brick City Theatre
Shajuana, now a 19-year-old junior at Cleveland State University, on a Sullivan-Deckard Scholarship, getting her degree in social work, attributes her achievements to lessons learned at Brick City Theatre and CMHA community center programming. Read her story! *Brick City Theatre, photo taken by Steve Wagner
Participant Feature
Cecelia Price, who participated in the CMHA Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, shares her experience and how she accomplished her educational goals.
Kaki Lambe
CMHA youth performed Kaki Lambe: A Story Comes to Life as a part of their Annual Black History Month Celebration at CMHA’s Lakeview Community Center!
LEAD
CMHA's LEAD Cohort V includes 21 employee participants from various departments. The LEAD program promotes Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Development. The heart-shaped image was created by words that Cohort V participants said describe the program. Participants were also asked to create their own title for a book based on their LEAD experience. Below are a few of their responses!
  • Together We Can
  • Never Get Too Comfortable Being Content
  • Formation
  • Talent Search
  • Behind the Suits
  • Steel Sharpens Steel
  • The Inside of PHA's
Black History Month Celebration
CMHA youth took part in a performance as part of their annual Black History Month celebration at CMHA’s Riverside Park Community Center!
Through My Lens: See Me See You
In partnership with Brick City Theatre, CMHA youth perform Through My Lens: See Me See You at Woodhill Homes Community Center!

Smart Business Magazine
Check out Smart Business Magazine March Issue article: CMHA’s Jeffery K. Patterson is Helping to Bridge the Digital Divide!

College Now
Check out College Now Greater Cleveland's 2019 Report to the Community, which includes an article on CMHA’s CEO and College Now alum, Jeffery K. Patterson.
The mission of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is to create safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.
Questions/Comments: Adria Chavers, Marketing & Communications Manager, chaversa@cmha.net.