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It's Official: Cleveland is a Say Yes to Education Community!
We are thrilled to announce that Cleveland was officially named the fourth Say Yes to Education chapter in the nation! We join the community in celebrating this historic day that will change the lives of thousands of young people and the future of our region for the better.
Say Yes Cleveland will bring comprehensive resources – including scholarships, support services, mentoring and more – to help many students across the city further their educational ambitions and achievement.
We invite you to learn more about Say Yes Cleveland by visiting www.SayYesCleveland.org.
Steps to follow
For more information, go to sayyescleveland.org or call 216.454.5400.
- Talk to your Counselor/College Now Advisor
- Complete a FAFSA Application
- Research and Apply to College*
- Fill out the Say Yes Scholarship Application Form
Starting this year, students must live in the District or the city of Cleveland and be enrolled continuously in a CMSD high school from ninth grade until graduation to be eligible for the Say Yes to Education scholarships.
In the News...
Say Yes Cleveland to offer support at 40% of eligible Cleveland charter, public schools for coming school year
- Cleveland.com May 27, 2020
- Cleveland.com March 9, 2020
- Cleveland.com December 15, 2019
- Cleveland.com October 14, 2019
- Freshwater Cleveland August 11, 2019
- Cleveland.com July 23, 2019
- Freshwater Cleveland January 24, 2019
Cleveland schools selected by Say Yes to Education program for aid to bolster access to college for students
- Cleveland.com January 18, 2019
- The Plain Dealer January 18, 2019
From the CMSD News Bureau
4/27/2022 -- The community has now raised $95 million toward the Say Yes goal of $125 million, an amount projected to last 25 years and serve several generations. Diane Downing, executive director of Say Yes Cleveland, said she hoped that Dominion's donation would inspire other partners to contribute and close the gap.
11/18/2021 -- Students who are part of the Living Learning Community will receive payment of most of their room and board expenses, intensive academic support, leadership training, mentoring, graduation coaching, comprehensive wraparound services and experiential learning.
8/23/2019 -- Say Yes, the nation’s fourth community chapter of Say Yes to Education, provides tuition scholarships and support services that keep students on track to high school graduation. As a result, panelists said, the question is no longer whether a child will go on to college or other postsecondary education, but when.
6/18/2019 -- Anne Priemer and Chris Jenkins are saying “I do” and have asked guests at their celebration to “Say Yes” – as in Say Yes to Education. In lieu of gifts, the couple’s invitations encouraged guests to donate to Say Yes Cleveland, the newest affiliate of Say Yes to Education.
5/17/2019 -- CMSD is entering another graduation season, but this season is unlike those that went before it. The Class of 2019 is the first whose graduates can qualify for Say Yes to Education scholarships, which cover gaps in tuition after deducting federal and state aid.
5/1/2019 -- Megan O’Connor-Martin, a College Now Greater Cleveland advisor based at the John Marshall Campus, said the designation of Cleveland as a Say Yes to Education community had created a surge of interest in going to college. Say Yes Cleveland is providing scholarships that fill gaps in tuition at public colleges, universities and Pell-eligible certificate and training programs throughout Ohio and more than 100 private institutions across the country.
4/24/2019 -- Say Yes Cleveland has selected the first 16 CMSD schools to receive services that will help students stay on track to graduation and Say Yes scholarships. The 10 PreK or K-8 schools and six high schools were selected from among 29 schools that applied to be in an initial cohort. All CMSD schools will have core services by the 2022-23 school year.