Upcoming GCC Issue Team Captains Meetings

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Greater Cleveland Congregations is moving into a season of heavy research and strategy discussion for its issue campaigns. The organization will convene issue team captains meetings in late October/ early November to discuss what we have learned to date and to create a power analysis for the region based on that information. The dates for these meetings are: Jobs: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7-9 pm at St. James AME (8401 Cedar Ave, Cleveland) RSVP to ari.lipman@greaterclevelandcongregations.org Education: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7-9 pm at Trinty Cathedral (2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland) RSVP to ari.lipman@greaterclevelandcongregations.org Criminal Justice: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7-9 pm at Trinty…

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GCC: October Issue Research Opportunities

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Greater Cleveland Congregations has announced the following issue research opportunities for October: Team: Education Event: Conversation with Peter Raskind, former interim CEO of Cleveland Municipal School District Date and time: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Location: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood) RSVP to: leahck.lewis@greaterclevelandcongregations.org Special Note: This event is taking place as an education opportunity between Yom Kippur worship services at Fairmount Temple. All GCC members are invited to attend. However, please be mindful of the dress code (what you would wear to a formal religious service) and the fact that members of the synagogue will be…

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GCC Action Team Meeting: Education

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Trinity members who are educators, parents of Sunday school children, volunteers at Marion-Sterling or otherwise passionate about improving education in the greater Cleveland area are invited to the GCC Trinity Education Team meeting on Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Meet in the choir room to discuss: what are the key issues in education in the Cleveland area at this time; potential solutions; and what solutions can have an important, and possibly immediate, impact. Let David Crampton or Jim Pearce know if you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, but would like to meet with either, feel free to…

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Greater Cleveland Congregations -“Faith and Compassion in Action”

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By: Bruce Freeman, Trinity Cathedral Core Team Co-Chair In 2010, a partnership was formed of more than 40 diverse congregations and partner organizations in the Cleveland area to build power for social justice, uniting people across lines of race, class religion and geography, strengthening the quality of life in our diverse neighborhoods. This effort is supported by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith coalitions that has seven decades of successful organizing experience.

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GCC Contact Information

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Trinity GCC Leaders Issue Action Team Leaders: (internal refers to coordinating contact with Trinity parish members affected or involved with the issue; external refers to coordinating research on the issue and disseminating information to the team). Let a team leader know if you’d like to participate! Health Internal – Adrian Leigh External – Gary Benjamin Food Accessibility Internal – Sandy Luther External – Ben Borns Education Internal – David Crampton External – James Pearce Jobs Chris Schmitt Criminal Justice Internal – Heather Gessino-Kraft External – Ken Smith and Ginny Havens Trinity GCC Core Team-Offering Parish Guidance and Parish Communication (let…

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GCC Action Team Meeting: Jobs Forum

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Trinity’s GCC Jobs Action Team will hold an open forum on Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. to discuss jobs in Cleveland. Individuals from all sides of the jobs issue are welcome, from hiring managers to those currently searching for a new opportunity to entrepreneurs. The purpose of the meeting is to identify passions and needs in the Trinity community related to this important issue. For more information, contact Chris Schmitt at 216-978-6270.

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Upcoming GCC Action Team Meetings

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Those interested in being part of either the Education or Jobs action teams, a meeting will be held July 26 from 7-9 p.m. at The Temple Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. Those interested in Health Care, Criminal Justice or Sustainable Food issues will meet July 28, 7-9 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral. For more information about the Greater Cleveland Congregations, click here or contact GCC Core Team co-leaders Bruce Freeman or Janet Pearce or the Rev. Canon Will Mebane.

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GCC Kickoff

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Save the Date: June 6, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m. Founding Assembly of the Greater Cleveland Congregations Masonic Auditorium 3615 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 Read the Greater Cleveland Congregations FAQ. Support the GCC Kickoff Join Trinity and other area churches, synagogues and mosques for the Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) public kickoff event June 6.   Not only will the meeting serve as a pep rally, but also as a public commitment that the congregations and organizations involved stand behind the five issues voted on at the GCC Issue Convention. In addition, powerbrokers from each of the five areas–education, jobs, criminal…

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