Hello Breakthrough family!

Welcome to Week 3 of Ready Set Go!

This week's topic is school uniforms. The uniform for all our students is an official school polo in the school color. You can order your uniform by contacting your school directly. Here are all the details by school:


Citizens Elementary Uniform (CA, CAE, and CAS)
Top: Gold School Polo
Bottom: Navy or Khaki
Footwear: Sneakers (Non-light up) or Closed-Toed Shoes

Citizens Leadership Uniform (CLA & CLAE)
Top: 6 & 7th Grade Purple School Polo; 8th Grade Black School Polo
Bottom: Khaki
Footwear: Sneakers or Closed-Toed Shoes

Village Prep Uniform (VP Cliffs, Willard, & Woodland Hills)
Top: Blue School Polo
Bottom: Black
Footwear: Black Shoes

E Prep Uniform (EP Cliffs, EP Willard, EP Woodland Hills)
Top: 6th & 7th Green School Polo; 8th Grade Black School Polo
Bottom: Black
Footwear: Black Shoes




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!

Light Up The Lake Fireworks
Downtown Cleveland
Wednesday, July 4th
Starting at Sundown
Free viewing areas are Flats West Bank including Wendy Park, Whiskey Island, and Superior Viaduct. Flats East Bank including Boardwalk and Settlers Landing. Northcoast Harbor. Edgewater Park. and Kirtland Park.

Star Spangled Spectacular
A Free Concert by Cleveland Orchestra
9pm Friday July 6th
Mall B on St Clair Avenue
between Global Center for Health Innovation and the Convention Center

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Summer Reading Ideas Week 3

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


A Dance Like Starlight

One Ballerina's Dream

by Kristy Dempsey & Floyd Cooper

3rd - 5th Grade


The Korean Cinderlla

by Shirley Climo & Ruth Heller

6th - 8th Grade


Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

by Chris Grabenstein

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 Damian, a Breakthrough Alum from Citizens Leadership Academy, Cleveland School of the Arts student, and Cleveland Institute of Music Fellow. Hear his story and what he's up to next.

Citizens Leadership Academy
Breakthrough Schools Alumnus