Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin (left) and fellow council members learn about offering property tax relief. Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Ed Stockhausen (back) gave the presentation.

March 13, 2023: Cleveland City Council Caucus Meeting

Council members expressed their concerns with Community Development Corporations in a discussion with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress staff.

CMSD and Say Yes officials met with state legislators last week to discuss Statehouse priorities.

Deal in the works to save Say Yes wraparound program

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and local officials made moves this week to secure funding for Say Yes Cleveland’s family support services program for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. 

FAFSA completion rates back to pre-pandemic averages for CMSD students

Submitting the annual form helps students and their families get state and federal funding to help pay for higher education. Some aid is given on a “first-come, first serve” basis, so completing it sooner rather than later is better. There’s good news and bad news when it comes to FAFSA completion rates for current seniors…

The cast and crew of the film “Stream This!”, written by a group of seniors from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood and directed by Kevin Taylor.

Cleveland students at the heart of two community-produced films

Art of Me partners with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to run the after-school program aimed at helping young people identify who they are and who they want to be through the art of storytelling. Wahome-Lassiter said that this program is a fun way for students to become engaged in the act of writing.

John Marshall High School marching band students rehearse in the school’s band room. In 2018, John Marshall High School started a band program after students petitioned.

Drumming up school spirit: Student asks schools CEO to start a marching band at Glenville High School

Glenville’s football team made school district history this year by winning the state championship. A cheerleading squad supports the team, but they don’t  have a marching band. Not even a drumline. 


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