• Strategic Community Partnerships

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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 
  • Partnership begins testing students for lead poisoning

    4/18/2018 -- Friday marked the launch of the Partners in Health lead screening program, which aims to reach all children ages 3-5 at four CMSD schools this year and eventually expand across the entire District.

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  • Washington Park senior named Boys & Girls Clubs' Ohio Youth of the Year

    3/27/2018 -- Tamara Thomas won the state competition last weekend at a conference of the Boys & Girls Clubs' Michigan-Ohio Area Council in Southfield, Mich., and was previously named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland Youth of the Year on March 9. She now moves to regional competition, scheduled for July 17 in Chicago, and if successful there, to national competition in September in Washington, D.C.

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  • Campus International High School students present research at CSU youth symposium

    3/27/2018 -- Students collected raw data about issue of concern in their communities and presented their findings to community members.

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  • Board helps advance Say Yes bid

    3/21/2018 -- The Cleveland Board of Education has taken a preliminary but important action that helps advance the city’s bid to become the nation’s fourth chapter of Say Yes to Education. Say Yes chapters provide scholarships that high school graduates use to fill gaps in college tuition. But more importantly, the chapters coordinate community academic and social services that keep students on track to high school graduation, college or post-secondary education and careers.

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  • Industry volunteers sought to help teach computer science

    3/15/2018 -- TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, recruits industry professionals to assist classroom teachers, preparing them to eventually handle introductory and Advanced Placement courses on their own. Funded by Microsoft Philanthropies, the nationwide initiative seeks to expand access to computer science for all students, including female, black and Latino students who are underrepresented in the field.

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  • Lincoln-West Global Studies hosts citizenship ceremony (photo gallery)

    3/9/2018 -- The school hosted the ceremony for new citizens, some of whom worked with Global Studies students to pass their citizenship test.

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