• Office of Institutional Advancement


    Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement

    As the 2024/2025 school year begins, we are thrilled to continue to engage with our community to build lasting relationships and foster support for our scholars. Our mission is to connect with individuals, organizations, and businesses to enhance the educational experiences of our students through various forms of support.


    Who We Are

    The Office of Institutional Advancement is dedicated to developing strong community ties and raising awareness about the myriad opportunities to support CMSD. Our team is committed to securing public and private contributions that directly benefit our students.


    How You Can Help

    There are numerous ways to make a meaningful impact on our students' lives:

    • Volunteer Your Time: Become a volunteer, tutor, or mentor to guide and inspire our students.
    • Share Opportunities: Provide internships, field placements, and job opportunities to help students gain real-world experience.
    • Donate Resources: Contribute in-kind donations such as library materials and classroom equipment.
    • Financial Contributions: Support through scholarships, academic programs, teacher professional development, technological upgrades, and classroom equipment.


    Your Impact

    Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant difference in the lives of our scholars. Your support helps fund essential programs and resources, including:

    • Scholarships
    • Academic Programs
    • Teacher Professional Development
    • Technological Upgrades
    • Classroom Equipment


    Making a Donation

    Gifts to CMSD can be directed to the school, department, or program of your choice, ensuring that your donation aligns with your personal interests and values. Every gift is important, and every gift helps our students succeed.


    Contact Us

    To discuss ways you can support the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, please contact:


    Leo Serrano
    Executive Director, Office of Institutional Advancement
    1111 Superior Ave E, Suite 1800
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Phone: 216.838.0025
    Email: leo.serrano@clevelandmetroschools.org


    We look forward to partnering with you to create a brighter future for our students. Thank you for your generous support!