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Friends of Breakthrough Schools is a non-profit development and advocacy organization. Friends of Breakthrough is responsible for closing the gap in public funding needed to provide quality education to thousands of children in Cleveland each year, as well as working with community, business, and political leaders to build city-wide support for high-quality public school options for all children in Cleveland.
Fall Newsletter 2016
Read our latest newsletter, featuring updates from all our schools and community!
- New pre school located at Citizens Academy Mahatma Gandhi Campus!
- New Village Prep opening on the West Side!
- Updates on the great work of community volunteers!
- Update on this year's Breakthrough BASH!
On behalf of all our students, staff, volunteers, and entire community, thanks to everyone for your support!
Did You Know?
High-performing, non-profit public charter schools in Ohio only receive about 1/2 the funding of traditional district schools.
Friends Board of Directors
George von Zedlitz
Friends of Breakthrough Office
Phone: (216) 539-9349
3615 Superior Avenue, Suite 3103A
Cleveland OH 44114
John Zitzner, President
Susan Ertle, Executive Director
Karen Solomon, Director of Annual Fund
Katie Emerson, Director of Engagement and Donor Relations
Doniell Gill, Gifts and Grants Administrator
Samantha Sopko, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations
Sam Steinfeld, Director of Resource Development
Kelly Berg, Director of Volunteer Relations
Liz Hass-Hill, Director of Accounting
Melodee McCrodden, Accounting Coordinator
Michelle Camou, Grants Associate