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
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.
12/6/2016 -- CMSD will launch six new high schools next fall as part of a continuing effort to help students find the right fit and better prepare for college and careers. The six schools are actually new small, more personalized models that will be mostly placed in existing buildings and lead to the phasing out of older programs.
12/6/2016 -- The Cleveland Plan, a customized blueprint for education reform in the city, calls for giving all students and families access to quality education, regardless of the provider. Under the plan, which is part of state law, a partnership is created when the Cleveland Board of Education agrees to sponsor a charter school or the District and charter endorse each other’s programs.
11/18/2016 -- Students at 17 CMSD high schools are participating in College Application Month events.