Educational Institutions

REACHING HEIGHTS CLEVELAND HEIGHTS- UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • http://www.reachingheights.org

Mission Statement

Reaching Heights mobilizes community resources to foster highly valued public schools that provide all Cleveland Heights-University Heights students a successful education.Guiding Principles• Our children deserve the best education our community can provide.• Our community benefits from highly valued and successful public schools.• An informed public is important to successful schools.• Vital schools depend upon the support, interest, and involvement of the families and community they serve.• An independent community-based organization can help citizens contribute to their public schools and can build confidence in them.• Supporting teachers, who are the core of the educational process, fosters educational success.

Main Programs

  1. Exceptional Children's Advocacy Group
  2. Heights Summer Music Camp
  3. Private Music Lesson Scholarships
  4. Community Care Teams
  5. Many Villages Tutoring
  6. Reaching Heights Role Models

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Service Areas

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Ohio

Cleveland Heights, OH; University Heights, OH; South Euclid, OH

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer since 2014

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Ms. Krista Hawthorne

Keywords

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Public school support Cleveland Heights University Heights

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Also Known As

Reaching Heights

EIN

34-1604071

Physical Address

2843 Washington Blvd

Cleveland Heights, 44118

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Single Organization Support (O11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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During the 2009-10 school year, we provided more than 200 hours per week of academic tutoring; scholarships that provided 400 hours of individual private music lessons; and 14 grants worth more than $15,000 to teachers in support of creative educational initiatives that help improve student achievement. We sponsored a one-week instrumental and vocal music camp for 80 students, of whom 32 received scholarship assistance; and sponsored a Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra Festival. Through our website, email news, Neighborhood Newsletters and other publications, we worked to engage our community in support of public education in our community.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Exceptional Children's Advocacy Group

Information, support and advocacy group for families of children with special learning needs. Meets monthly and has volunteer representatives in each CH-UH school. Sponsors forums and workshops to help families navigate special education in the CH-UH school district.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Heights Summer Music Camp

One-week day camp focusing on instrumental and vocal music instruction, serving students in grades 5-8.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 3

Private Music Lesson Scholarships

Financial assistance for students aged 10-15 to receive $10/lesson for up to 24 thirty minute private instrumental or vocal music lessons.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 4

Community Care Teams

Teams of non-profits and community group representatives collaborate on providing support to their neighborhood public school.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 5

Many Villages Tutoring

Assist schools in recruiting, training and appreciating volunteer tutors at public schools to provide academic enrichment to students and support teachers.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 6

Reaching Heights Role Models

Volunteer speakers share life journeys with 5th graders.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Ohio

Cleveland Heights, OH; University Heights, OH; South Euclid, OH

Funding Needs

Staff Salaries to manage programs. $25,000: Parent Engagement Programs - $10,000 Community Engagement - Special Needs Students & Families- $5,000 - Community Care Teams at each of 10 schools - $5,000 - Volunteer Coordinators for tutoring programs and role model speakers - $5,000

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Operations

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REACHING HEIGHTS CLEVELAND HEIGHTS- UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Krista Hawthorne

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The success of our communities depends on educated and engaged citizens. We have a shared responsibility to make an excellent education available to every child. At Reaching Heights, we work locally to engage our community to embrace that responsibility through information, events, and programs that enrich students and support teachers."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Ashlie Dyer

Lake Erie Ink

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

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