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Businesses and Civic Groups looking to support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or build a relationship with a specific school will find the Office of Special Projects and Student, Family and Community Engagement ready to assist.

CMSD has many established school programs that your organization can become a part of. Or, if you have an inspired idea, we can help you navigate the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools infrastructure.

In an effort to better serve its students, CMSD is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or businesses that promise to deliver significant results on the most pressing issues facing Cleveland schools, must serve to promote student, family and community engagement and provide CMSD students with enhanced educational opportunities and resources that will prepare them for success in the 21st century.

Partnerships with CMSD can take many forms:

  • In School Programs - Drug awareness, self-esteem building, financial literacy, vocational learning
  • After School Programs - Art, chess, choir, dance, theatre, adult mentoring, internships, athletics, tutoring
  • Incentive Programs - For the following content areas: attendance, reading, writing, science, math, citizenship
  • Events - Festivals, field trips, sporting events, circus events, picnics
  • Other - Summer programs, summer camps, jobs

To discuss ways you can support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, please contact:

Leo Serrano- Executive Director

Office of Institutional Advancement
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
1111 Superior Ave E, Suite 1800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.838.0025 
Fax: 216.426.5144 
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