Frequently Asked Questions
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Alumni Relations office created a central alumni effort, the CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends, that brings together CMSD graduates and those who attended CMSD high schools to collaborate, network, share ideas and provide professional development opportunities. It will also enhance school-based alumni efforts and supplementing their work with district-wide engagement opportunities.
Why create a district-wide alumni organization?
Historically, CMSD’s relationship with its alumni community was decentralized. It has largely been left to the individual high school organizations to maintain interactions with their alumni, generate programs and provide support. This school-based culture did not recognize the bond that many CMSD Alumni felt to the District and city.
By addressing this gap, CMSD can have stronger relationship with its alumni and school-based alumni associations to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for its members.
Who should join?
The CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends is open to all graduates or those who attended any current or former CMSD high school.
Why should you join?
The CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends provides our alumni with the opportunity to reconnect to the District. Alumni who register for CMSD Updates will receive networking and professional development opportunities, District news, information on school-based alumni events, recognition of alumni achievements and other resources. Well-informed alumni can serve as powerful ambassadors for CMSD in their communities.
I’m already a member of my high school’s alumni association, why should I join the CSMD Association of Alumni & Friends?
The CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends will provide alumni with district-wide alumni events in addition events offered by your school-based alumni association. The CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends will also provide updates on District news, profiles on successful alumni and a comprehensive calendar of all alumni events.
My high school does not have an active alumni group, what should I do?
The CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends can provide you with networking opportunities to meet fellow alumni from your school and across the city. We can also provide guidance, support and other materials for starting your own alumni association for your school.
How can you join?
Alumni can register for the CMSD Association of Alumni & Friends at clevelandmetroschools.org/alumni/register.