• 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 
  • Mentors needed to serve Say Yes recipients; WKYC to help

    2/21/2019 -- A College Now program that matches new students with mentors who have degrees has proved to help the students persist in their postsecondary studies and graduate from college. Many of the students are the first in their families to attend college and can benefit from a mentor’s experience.

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  • Cleveland Orchestra performs for, with Mound students (Photo gallery)

    2/13/2019 -- Ten second-graders playing violins joined the renowned orchestra in a rendition of “Pop Goes the Weasel.” More than 50 of Mound’s second-graders are learning to play instrument this year as part of the orchestra’s new Crescendo program.

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  • The big day is here! Cleveland joins Say Yes (Video, photo gallery)

    1/18/2019 -- Cleveland has been become the fourth chapter of Say Yes to Education, a historic development that will bring college scholarships to CMSD students while also providing services designed to keep them on track to graduation.

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  • City Year to beautify Benesch to honor King

    1/16/2019 -- City Year Cleveland corps members will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by beautifying CMSD’s Alfred A. Benesch School. Each year on the holiday named for King, the nonprofit passes on the opportunity to take a day off. Instead, staff spend a “Day On Service” devoted to a community project.

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  • Indians pitcher, wife donate ramp for student (Video)

    12/21/2018 -- A special needs student at Sunbeam was missing school because weather conditions often made it too treacherous to leave the house. His family could not afford a proper ramp to get him in and out of his home, and in Cleveland weather, that meant staying inside was sometimes the only option.

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  • Browns, ADA help students grab breakfast (Photo gallery)

    12/18/2018 -- Students who are hustling to class in the morning at 13 schools will be able to eat breakfast on the run, compliments of the Cleveland Browns and the American Dairy Association. The Browns and the ADA, partners in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, each awarded $10,000 to the District for “grab-and-go carts” that will be stocked with 17 packaged items like cereal bars.

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