• Strategic Community Partnerships

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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 
  • Indians pitcher, wife donate ramp for student (Video)

    12/21/2019 -- A special needs student at Sunbeam was missing school because weather conditions often made it too treacherous to leave the house. His family could not afford a proper ramp to get him in and out of his home, and in Cleveland weather, that meant staying inside was sometimes the only option.

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  • Browns, ADA help students grab breakfast (Photo gallery)

    12/18/2018 -- Students who are hustling to class in the morning at 13 schools will be able to eat breakfast on the run, compliments of the Cleveland Browns and the American Dairy Association. The Browns and the ADA, partners in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, each awarded $10,000 to the District for “grab-and-go carts” that will be stocked with 17 packaged items like cereal bars.

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  • Browns celebrate Clark School attendance

    12/3/2018 -- The Cleveland Browns have had reason to celebrate on the field recently, and off the field, they’re helping CMSD celebrate improved attendance with the “Get 2 School, You Can Make It!” campaign.

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  • Teacher of the Year finalist gets school-supplies spree (Video)

    10/12/2018 -- Shoes and Clothes for Kids has rewarded CMSD’s Ohio Teacher of the Year finalist with a 3-minute shopping spree at the organization’s Resource Center. Catherine Duplisea gathered 364 items -- $2,500 worth of supplies -- for her school, Orchard STEM.

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  • Excellence in Teaching winners announced (Photo gallery, video)

    10/2/2018 -- This is the third year for the awards, a partnership between the George Gund and Cleveland foundations, the District and the Cleveland Teachers Union. The goal is to spread best practices by honoring teachers who set a standard of excellence and serve as an example for their peers.

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  • CMSD, plumbers agree on trainee program

    9/27/2018 -- An agreement that the District signed Thursday with the Plumbers Local No. 55 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee will allow qualified Max Hayes graduates to go directly to work as residential trainees in the plumbing industry.

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