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Grant to expand Play House program






With the support of a federal grant, the Cleveland Play House will expand a program that uses theater to help CMSD students feel safe at school, explore and manage their emotions and improve literacy skills.

The U.S. Department of Education has given the Play House $2 million for the Compassionate Arts Remaking Education, or CARE, program. The money, to be distributed over four years, will immediatley expand the program from four to 10 schools and allow the Play House to serve 4,100 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

CARE, which began in the 2015-16 year, currently serves Bolton, Marion-Sterling, Alfred A. Benesch and Robert H. Jamison schools. The additional schools are to be determined.

The program was launched with an earlier grant from the Department of Education. Researchers verified the program’s effectiveness.

Read CMSD News Bureau coverage of the CARE program here.