Ready Set Go: Summer Week 6

Hello Breakthrough Family!

I do not know if it is time to start counting down the start of school but it is only 3 weeks away. I am sure you don’t know where the summer has gone just like me. Do not worry too much, we still have some summer fun coming up with many of our schools getting ready for Carnivals and Back to School Nights. Be sure to check your School Welcome Packets for the exact dates and times for your school’s events. If you have not yet received your welcome packet, please email me here or call me at (216) 367-5720 and we can confirm your address on file is correct.

You should also have received the school supply list. I wanted to let you know about the tax-free weekend on school supplies (and some clothing) is coming up. The holiday starts on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Ohio's Department of Taxation posted a helpful FAQ page on its website for more information.




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 |

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!

Bangla Cultural Celebration
7/28/2018 2:00 PM

Cleveland Public Library - Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium

Bring the entire family to a colorful celebration of the culture of Bangladesh: traditional music, dance, poetry & literature, fashion and more. This program is presented in partnership with friends from the local Bangladeshi community.

This Week's Summer Reading Ideas

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


Fly Guy Presents Space

by Tedd Arnold

3rd - 5th Grade


Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics

by Margarita Engle
llustrated by Rafael López

6th - 8th Grade


Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

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.

Video Spotlight

This week we hear from several students across our entire network talking about their teachers. We shared this video with all our teachers this spring during teacher appreciation week -- they are a truly amazing group of educators and we can't wait for you to meet your classroom teacher(s) soon!