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
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.
3/8/2022 -- Greater Cleveland industries and employers are lining up to participate in a workforce development initiative that has taken root in Cleveland’s public schools and will spread across the region.
3/3/2022 -- Dr. Thomas Marsburn and Raja Chari, astronauts aboard the International Space Station, answered questions from CMSD students.
12/22/2021 -- Before CMSD began its winter break, students at several schools received special treats. Some saw a performance of selections from "The Nutcracker." Others received lunch from Arby's.
12/14/2021 -- Glenville players learned the news during an announcement at Bump Taylor, home to one of five synthetic turf football fields that the Browns installed at CMSD sites in 2016 and 2017.
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.