April 06, 2006

Center for Community Partnerships touts benefits of working with area groups

Organizations seek support from Case community; win-win situation for both parties

Case for Community
Case volunteers repair toys for
RePlay for Kids during Case for
Community Day

Whether it's a small neighborhood group or a well-known nonprofit, numerous organizations throughout the Greater Cleveland region regularly want to partner with Case Western Reserve University to seek assistance from its students, faculty and staff.

This is one of the reasons why the university's Center for Community Partnerships exists—to connect, convene and communicate such opportunities to both the campus and community at large.

"The university has a wealth of community service programs and resources designed to serve as vehicles to assist the Greater Cleveland community. In addition, many of our faculty, students and staff regularly volunteer with neighboring organizations throughout the year. Being an integral part of Cleveland's fabric continues to be part of our mission. The reward is beneficial for both the university and the organizations we help," said Latisha James, the center's director.

The type of assistance requested varies from groups looking for volunteers, to an organization needing an expert in a specific field. While opportunities to help are available year round, several community organizations are requesting involvement from the campus community for upcoming events. They include:

  • On April 26 from 5-8 p.m., The 4th Annual Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Fair takes place at the Cleveland Clinic Crile Building, 2049 E. 100th St. Prostate cancer, blood pressure, diabetes and other health screenings are available. For additional information call (216) 444-6400 or visit http://www.bettermentcommunity.org.
  • On April 28, International Partners in Mission is hosting its annual International Women's Day event, which benefit its community-based projects in 25 countries. For event ticket information go to http://www.ipm-connections.org/namaste06a.html.
  • On May 6, get free tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and enjoy a free concert at the House of Blues when you register to walk on the Case team being assembled for the Northeast Conference for Community and Justice's Walk as One—Rock as One diversity walk on May 6 at the Rock Hall. For details go to http://www.nccj-northernohio.org/walkasone.asp.

Learn more about the Center for Community Partnerships, by calling (216) 368-3909, or visiting http://www.case.edu/community/.

For more information: Kimyette Finley 216-368-0521.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, April 6, 2006 04:54 PM | News Topics:

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