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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 honors Browns owner Dee Haslam

    4/20/2017 -- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District honored Cleveland Browns owner Dee Haslam on Thursday with an award that recognizes her pioneering support of urban education. Haslam, president of the Cleveland Browns Foundation, was surprised with the “Visionary Award” during the 2017 Chronic Absenteeism Summit, which CMSD hosted at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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  • Browns set to install 2 more CMSD fields

    4/7/2017 -- The Cleveland Browns are ready to install two additional synthetic-turf football fields that the team is donating to the District, completing their commitment to provide five new surfaces for CMSD. The team would put in the fields at John Adams High School and John Marshall Campus, according to a proposal that the Board of Education will vote on April 25.

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  • Cleveland police, public library host chess challenge

    3/8/2017 -- More than 500 students competed against peers from different schools as a culmination of several weeks of chess instruction through Progress with Chess.

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  • University Hospitals, Willson School partner on asthma help

    2/14/2017 -- Medical personnel will work for two years with children who suffer from asthma, assessing and monitoring severity and control of the illness. UH will also enlist the help of Environmental Health Watch, a nonprofit organization that helps prevent and reduce exposure to harmful substances that cause or aggravate serious health conditions in Northeast Ohio. EHW will visit the homes of children with asthma and recommend ways that parents can make their homes healthier places for their kids.

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  • NASA 'Hidden Figures' day gets students excited about STEM

    1/19/2016 -- Students took part in a day of STEM-focused presentations and activities after watching the film.

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  • Cleveland Browns Foundation provides students with Special Teams Packages

    1/13/2016 -- The Cleveland Browns Foundation is continuing its commitment to CMSD’s attendance campaign with the launch of an initiative that provides uniforms and other necessities to students in need. The Special Teams Package program kicked off this week with the first batch of deliveries to schools across the city. It's expected to benefit as many as 2,000 students.

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