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. School Team Grants
  2. Heights Summer Music Camp
  3. Denise Jackson Music Lesson Scholarships

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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 2007

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Patrick Mullen

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

How does this organization make a difference?

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

School Team Grants

School-based teams may apply for up to $1,500 to implement a strategy that addresses an achievement issue that is of concern to the team. The grants promote collaboration, innovation and problem solving. The projects affect students, the team, and often lead to wider implementation of the ideas.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

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

$15,000.00

Program 3

Denise Jackson Music Lesson Scholarships

Financial assistance for students aged 10-15 to receive 20 individual private music lessons.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$7,000.00

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

Patrick Mullen

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The success of our republic 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. Mindful of the contributions and value of non-public schools, our goal is that our public schools provide an excellent education."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Suzanne Wilkins

United States Marshals Office

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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