Strategic Community Partnerships
Partnerships are vital to enriching our scholars’ academic experiences and providing personal and professional support. CMSD values the many collaborative partnerships with community organizations, government, and the business sector that support student success. The Office of Family and Community Engagement champions’ student achievement by cultivating and maintaining supportive partnerships between schools and the Cleveland community.
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.
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
Different Types of Partnerships:
In-Kind partners: Community based organizations that provides a service to schools at no cost (e.g. grant funded). In-Kind partners must complete the Student Quality Standards Form(SQS) before they can begin working in the school. Once the SQS form is complete you will get a response within 10 business days with next steps. Please contact Lisa Baskin Naylor in the Family and Community Engagement Office for additional information.
Contracted partners: a person or company offering services for sale to the school district or an individual school. Please contact Pamela Scott in the Academic Resources Department to learn more about contracting with CMSD.
Volunteers: Individuals, or groups (business, church, volunteer run organizations) that provide services to schools where the members of the volunteer group are not being compensated. Click here to learn more about volunteering with CMSD.To discuss ways you can support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, please contact:
Leo SerranoExecutive Director, Office of Institutional AdvancementCleveland Metropolitan School District1111 Superior Ave E, Suite 1800Cleveland, Ohio 44114Phone: 216.838.0025Fax: 216.426.5144
Zerrine BaileyHumanware Partner, Humanware Department - Social Emotional LearningCleveland Metropolitan School District1111 Superior E - 17th FloorCleveland, Ohio 44114
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.
11/4/2021 -- Principal Tamika Taylor welcomed visitors to the “transformation of a classroom into a state-of-the-art space with endless learning opportunities.” She said students from preschool through eighth grade will get access for a variety uses, as will families.
10/20/2021 -- The space, once a computer lab, is decorated with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ colors of wine and gold and is filled with 3D printers, robotics equipment, Legos and more, thanks to the Cavaliers and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
9/24/2021 -- As they finish work on their degrees at Cleveland State University, more than 30 students are receiving experience in urban education through the Cleveland Teaching Fellowship.
9/2/21 -- More than two dozen CMSD high school students are starting the school year off with a better understanding of how to code websites.
7/8/2021 -- The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission approved state funding for major renovation of Joseph M. Gallagher PreK-8 School, as well as construction of a new Lincoln-West high school campus and two PreK-8 schools – Clark and Marion C. Seltzer.
6/23/2021 -- The City of Cleveland will purchase the former South High School to the city for use as a training center for public safety personnel. CMSD will lease back a portion of the building for use by students preparing to be first responders.
6/17/2021 -- Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, is here, and new Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik Jackson has presented some CMSD students with a gift to underscore the day’s significance.