Strategic Community Partnerships
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
Leo Serrano- Executive Director
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.
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.
1/19/2016 -- Students took part in a day of STEM-focused presentations and activities after watching the film.
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.
12/13/2016 -- High school students get an introduction to medical school and careers in healthcare with the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine's Aspiring DOctors program.
12/7/2016 -- Nearly 13,000 kits will be distributed to third-graders at 130 public, charter and parochial schools in Cleveland, 30 school districts and 53 private and parochial schools in Cuyahoga County. The United Way of Greater Cleveland, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are also partners in the initiative.