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Community helps clean up Case School (video)

When Case School's new principal Brandee Carson-Jones drove by her soon-to-be building, she felt it needed a "facelift" to help staff, students, and parents feel proud to come back. Carson-Jones immediately contacted her investment school's site coordinator to get the ball rolling.

On July 30, dozens of community volunteers offered their services to make this idea a reality. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland donated time and labor to help beautify the building on Superior Avenue both inside and outside. Volunteers spent several hours weeding, planting flowers and organizing the library.

case City Councilman TJ Dow happily supplied flowers. He also got his hands dirty planting flowers with the group of volunteers.

A Case community partner, Rainey Institute, also lent a helping hand.

Carson-Jones is championing the District's new citywide attendance campaign, "Get to School, You Can Make It!" The front of the school was decorated with colorful yard signs to raise awareness about chronic absenteeism.

Case students begin classes on August 18.