Cudell Block Party

On Saturday, August 18th Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center and E Prep and Village Prep Willard are teaming up to host our neighborhood’s first ever community get-together: The Cudell Block Party.


The Cudell Block Party is a free community festival open to residents of all ages to enjoy. At this year’s festivities, we will be grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs, popping popcorn, and serving up fresh squeezed lemonade. Boys and girls alike can get their faces painted, hop around in a giant bounce house, compete in obstacle courses and participate in a number of other kid-friendly activities. A live DJ will be present to get everyone out of their seats and compete in a dance competition. And that doesn’t even scratch the surface, because we’re excited to announce even more activities and vendors in the coming days and weeks.

Join Our Team! Now Hiring Medical Case Managers!

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Position Title: Social Work Medical Case Manager

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferable

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor


Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center (NLURC) is a faith-based, culturally and linguistically competent, community organization that develops programs to address the needs of the residents of Cleveland’s Westside.  NLURC’s mission is to challenge the root causes of systemic poverty among Latinos/as and other underserved individuals through holistic and culturally competent service and community building. NLURC and its programming treat the individuals and families it serves with a culturally relevant commitment to hospitality, spirituality, and excellence.


General Statement of Responsibilities

The function of the Medical Case Manager (MCM) is to assist people living with HIV/AIDS to effectively manage the complex demands of chronic illness with the goal to increase treatment adherence and improve medical outcomes.


Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct intakes and comprehensive assessments, develop and implement service plans.

  • Work with client’s family system to develop a comprehensive support system.

  • Coordination of services with community agencies, service providers and medical personnel to implement individual service plan.

  • Client monitoring to assess efficacy of treatment plan; with periodic re-evaluation and adaptation of plan.

  • Assist in conducting outreach into the community to engage individuals in direct services.

  • Advocate on behalf of clients to link them to services in the Greater Cleveland community.

  • Adhere to social work guidelines established by Cuyahoga County, Ohio Department of Health and National Association of Social Work.

  • Maintain client/service level data/information; complete reports and documentation in timely manner.

  • Participate in relevant meetings and activities of Nueva Luz URC

  • Attend stakeholder/community meetings.  

  • Perform other duties as assigned by administration.


Essential Competencies

Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills; ability to work with diverse groups and across all levels of organizations with a commitment to teamwork; effective public speaking and presentation skills; ability to track and maintain accurate records; knowledge of health and social issues, policy and politics; demonstrated experience with goal setting, setting priorities, decision making, and problem solving; detail oriented; track record of reliability, creativity, versatility, and initiative;  knowledge and proficient use of Windows Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook) and internet; current Ohio driver’s license.


Qualification Requirements

  • Current, active and unrestricted LSW licensure with the State of Ohio.

  • Fluent in Spanish/English and knowledge of Latino culture.

  • Knowledge of HIV issues and sensitivity to needs and concerns of people with HIV/AIDS.

  • Work experience in advocacy service, case management, or similar work with the public in a direct service setting.

  • Experience working in a non-judgmental and supportive capacity with clients who experience psychiatric disabilities, chemical dependency, and/or life challenging diseases.

  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, accessibility to a vehicle, current automobile insurance.



Interested parties should respond in writing with a cover letter and resume, including salary expectations.




Submit applications to:     

Kimberly Rodas, LISW-S

2226 West 89th Street

Cleveland, OH  44102

Phone: 216-651-8236

Fax: 216-651-8235


Remembering ADAMHS Board CEO Valeria Harper

Nueva Luz URC mourns the loss ADAMHS Board CEO Valeria Harper.

"Valeria Harper epitomized the true meaning of public service. Valeria personally inspired me by compassionately responding to the needs of those negatively affected by alcohol and drug abuse with unwavering positivity. Our community has lost one of its great champions.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the loved ones she leaves behind, understanding and believing she is now in a better place. We will forever miss you, Valeria."

- Pastor Max Rodas

The New


Nueva Luz is making a concerted effort to re-engage the community in more modern ways. This effort begins with the re-launch of our website.

In addition to the re-launch our website, Nueva Luz is committed to growing our presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can follow us by clicking the links below.

Twitter: @NuevaLuzURC

Instagram: @NuevaLuzURC