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Day at the Ballpark with EDGE and Cleveland Indians


EDGE together with Friends of Breakthrough Schools and the Cleveland Indians invite business and civic leaders to sponsor middle school students from Cleveland’s Breakthrough Schools for a day of mentoring and fun at the Cleveland Indians game! Business hosts will be paired with students to share their experience and inspire them in their education and career goals!

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox | Progressive Field | Thursday, September 5, 2019


For more information, visit EDGE.

Keynote speaker: We are excited to welcome Senator Mary Landrieu, former United States Senator from Louisiana and educational reform advocate.

This is a sellout event, don't miss out!

Questions? Contact Katie Emerson at or  216-373-2685.

School Tours

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:30am – 10:00am
E Prep and Village Prep School Cliffs Campus
1417 East 36th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
8:30am – 10:00am
Citizens Academy Mahatma Gandhi Campus
10118 Hampden Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:00am – 9:30am
E Prep and Village Prep Woodland Hills
9201 Crane Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44105

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
8:30am – 10:00am
Citizens East Campus:
Citizens Leadership Academy East and Citizens Academy East
12523 Woodside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:30am – 9:00am
E Prep and Village Prep Willard
2220 West 95th
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Each school tour event will include a briefing and dialogue with school leaders and Friends of Breakthrough President, John Zitzner, along with a school tour. All are free and open to the public. We kindly request all guests to RSVP as space is often limited in our schools. RSVP to Katie Emerson at 216-373-2685 or


Our students’ dreams are being realized! And, we couldn’t do it without you. You are cordially invited to our 9th annual Breakthrough BASH! This year we are changing it up to make your evening even more memorable, and we understand that a “little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men (and women!)”. We don’t want you to miss out on this important night supporting our 3,600 students in the Cleveland area. There are “little surprises around each corner but nothing dangerous.” See you there!