• 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 
  • 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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  • Mentors sought for True2U

    7/18/2019 -- The volunteer mentors meet with eighth-graders in small groups once a month during the school year to help the students identify their strengths and plan for the future. That includes exploring CMSD’s high school options to find the right fit.

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  • MLB unveils East Tech digital arts suite (Video, photo gallery)

    7/9/2019 -- Long after Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game has left town, East Tech High School will still have an impressive souvenir. The school is home to a new digital arts suite, compliments of MLB, the Cleveland Indians and Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

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  • MetroHealth-based school graduates first seniors

    6/12/2019 -- The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health -- the only high school in the country based in a hospital -- will graduate its first senior class on June 21. Now the hospital system and CMSD, with feedback from those new alumni, will focus on making a unique educational experience even better.

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  • MLB, Indians plan East Tech project

    6/11/2019 -- The digital arts suite will give students a space where they can exercise creative expression or sharpen skills that turn into careers. Students will be able to record and mix music in a studio equipped by the nonprofit Notes for Notes, hone their deejay skills, record video in front of a green screen or work in a tech lab equipped with Mac computers and digital printers.

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