Jun 18

"Gifted" First Year for Cleveland School

As May came to a close, Northeast Ohio's only free, public school dedicated to serving gifted students celebrated a new beginning. Friday, June 1 marked the close of Menlo Park Academy's inaugural year in its new dedicated facility in Cleveland's Clark Fulton neighborhood. Cleveland Development Advisors (CDA), the real estate and development organization affiliate of GCP, invested in the dramatic refurbishment to Menlo Park Academy to better fulfill its mission.

Menlo Park Academy's name is inspired by the location of Ohio native Thomas Edison's New Jersey laboratory. Over 450 Menlo students benefit from a contemporary learning environment housed in a dramatically refurbished industrial building. The prominent, lighted water tower of the old Joseph & Feiss suit factory as a beacon for community and the Menlo students who travel from seven Ohio counties to attend grades K - 8. 

Congratulations to the Menlo Park Wizards students, staff and parents.

What's Hot in CLE

GCP president and CEO, Joe Roman, sat down with WTAM's Bill Wills to discuss the momentum in Cleveland and the opportunities and challenges the city faces.

Hear the full interview.

Volunteer for True2U

True2U Recognizing that career readiness starts early, an innovative program—True2U—a collaboration among the Cleveland Foundation’s youth development program, MyCom, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute provides eighth-graders with support to explore their purpose, identify their strengths and set personal goals for success.

This exploration and mentoring program links community capital to students and schools. Its objective is to begin raising career awareness for CMSD students on the cusp of entering high school. Mentors are trained on a structured curriculum and work in teams of two with small groups of  students supported by a CMSD key teacher once a month.

We invite business professionals from all industries to volunteer as mentors for the program. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. To submit your mentor application, please click HERE.

For questions about mentoring, contact Angela Finding at afinding@gcpartnership.com or 216-592-2385.