• 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 
  • Volunteers, nonprofit outfit students with new shoes (Video)

    11/21/2019 -- Each of the more than 450 students at Orchard STEM School received a new pair of gym shoes Thursday, thanks to a group of volunteers and the California-based non-profit Shoes That Fit.

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  • After-school program serves up literacy with tennis (Video)

    11/15/2019 -- An after-school program at Mary B. Martin School is allowing students to get in touch with their feelings, receive access to tutors who help them with their homework, increase their literacy skills and discover tennis.

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  • CMSD students sharpen chess moves

    11/13/2019 -- Students took to the gym floor in bunches Wednesday afternoon at CMSD’s East Professional Center, but the moves they displayed were purely mental. It was the first of four chess competitions that Progress with Chess will conduct this school year for CMSD students in the sixth through 12th grades.

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  • Embassy representatives visit FDR soccer field (Photo gallery)

    10/10/2018 -- The relationship between the United States and a Middle Eastern ally grew just a little bit stronger Thursday – with a meeting on a soccer field in the Glenville neighborhood. Representatives of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Washington visited CMSD’s Franklin D. Roosevelt School and the turf field that the embassy paid to install at FDR two years ago.

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  • CMSD students attend Fuel Up summit (Video)

    7/22/2019 -- Cleveland hosted the Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassador summit last week. Hundreds of students from across the region, including 10 students from CMSD, participated in activities and learned about the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and sleep.

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  • SC4K picks 5 schools for pilot

    7/22/2019 -- Shoes and Clothes for Kids has named the five schools where all classrooms in kindergarten through third grade will receive uniforms and school supplies as part of a pilot program. The schools are Almira, Alfred A. Benesch, Whitney M. Young, Marion-Sterling and Memorial.

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