Hello Breakthrough family!

Welcome to Week 2 of Ready Set Go! Thanks to everyone who read our first message and wrote back with ideas for new things to include each week during the summer. Keep them coming!

One new idea is that several parents asked about an easier way to refer their school to a friend or family member. So, we built this "Share my school!" form. This is an easy way to introduce a friend or family member to your school and connect them with us if they have any questions.




Kareemah Williams
Parent of Two Breakthrough Alum (now in college!)
Former Board Member of Citizens Academy
Former Board Member of Breakthrough Schools
Current Managing Director of Enrollment & Engagement
(216) 367-5720 | kwilliams@breakthroughschools.org

Neighborhood Events

This is a list of community-sponsored, family-friendly events in and around Cleveland. These are not school-sponsored events, we just wanted to share some things to do during the summer if they are interesting to you!

Ward 5 Community Festival
6/30/2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friendly Inn Settlement House, Inc., 2386 Unwin Road Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Music, Entertainment, Food &Activities
Parade from 12pm—1pm, starts at E. 30th St. & Community College Ave, and ends at Friendly Inn

Bug Fest
6/28/2018 2 to 5pm
Cudell Fine Arts Center 10013 Detroit Ave
This is a celebration of insects and their relatives, and is designed for children of all ages. Bug Fest introduces insects to the community in a friendly way. A collaborative display of inset‐themed student art is also planned. The festival will include face painting, music and snow cones for participants. Candy and prizes will be available as well.

Summer Reading Ideas Week 2

Here are some recommended age-appropriate books for summer reading. These are not mandatory at all, we just wanted to share some summer reading ideas if you are looking for them for your child.

K - 2nd Grade


One Word from Sophia

By Jim Averbeck and Yasmeen Ismail

3rd - 5th Grade


Before There Was Mozart

The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome

6th - 8th Grade



Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton & Don Tate

Get Involved

If you are interested in getting involved at your school specifically, or with me at the citywide level, let me know. We always welcome parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents interested in volunteering and getting involved in several ways. Email me here or call me at 216 367 5720 and ask for Kareemah. I look forward to hearing from you!


Spread the Word

If you know someone you might want to enroll their child/ren in our schools, please let them know we would love to have them. We have seven campuses throughout Cleveland and currently still have openings for next year in most grade levels.

Next Enrollment Events

Our enrollment events are a great way to visit our schools and complete your application at the same time.

Our Campuses

E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs
E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills
E Prep & Village Prep Willard
Citizens Academy
Citizens Leadership Academy
Citizens Academy East
Citizens Leadership Academy East
Citizens Academy Southeast

Families can also schedule a personal tour anytime. Please share this link below with any interested parents/families.

Alumni Spotlight

Get to know Celeste, a Breakthrough Alum and Ohio Northern University Graduate (as of this year!). Hear about her time in middle school, college, and her career plans in engineering.

Breakthrough Alumnus
Ohio Northern University Class of 2018