Ready Set Go: Summer Week 7

Hi families!

We are getting so close to the first week of school! I hope you are enjoying the final weeks of summer. Many of you asked about school supplies this week. I thought I would share a few community events where school supplies will be given away.

Asia Ohio Back to School Blast

This back to school event will feature school supplies and health activities including:  Free Back Packs (while supplies last), Make “Happy Teeth” Healthy Snacks, Relaxation for Kids.  Please stop by our table and say hi!

When: Friday, August 3rd; 3pm – 6pm
Where: Asia Town Center 3820 E. 38th, St., Cleveland OH 44114

Annual Youth Summit & CMSD Back to School Fair

This annual event includes information booths and youth workshops. Free back to school supplies, while supplies last. Please stop by the Breakthrough Schools table so we can meet in person.

When: Saturday, August 4, 2018; 9am-1:30pm (doors open at 8am)
Where: Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
Contact: (216) 838-FACE

Back to School Rally in the Central Neighborhood

The event will provide the community with free uniforms and backpacks and supplies. There are also plans for free haircuts and hair braiding. Please come by to our table and say hi!

When: August 6th, from 12pm to 4pm
Where: The Friendly Inn

71st Street Festival & Back 2 School Giveaway

Bring the kids out for a day of fun with free school supplies, free haircuts, bounce house, OMG Game Truck, snow cones, and cotton candy!

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018; 12pm-6pm
Where: St. Timothy MBC Parking Lot, 71st & Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103
Cost: FREE (Registration is required)

Hopefully you'll find these events helpful and you can stock up on supplies!





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 |

Refer Family/Friends

We have had several families refer a friend or family member using our "Share Your School" referral form. If you know anyone who would might want to enroll their child / children, please let them know. We are rapidly approaching wait lists in many grades, so if they do want to secure a spot now is the time!

Things to Do

In addition to the events already listed here are a few more ideas of things to do in the area this week or anytime. These are not mandatory events by any means, simply interesting community events to check out!

Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Free admissions daily

Visit a Beach
Edgewater Lake Park and Euclid Beach Park are both listed as One of the Best Beaches in Northeast Ohio
Free admissions daily

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


My Chinatown

by Kam Mak

3rd - 5th Grade


Fourth Grade Fairy

by Eileen Cook

6th - 8th Grade


The Tale of Despereaux

by Kate DiCamillo

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

Next week is Enrollment Week! If you know anyone who would like to enroll our schools will be open during the following times to start and complete applications!

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.

Teacher Spotlight

This week get to know Ms. Angelique Lipford and her students at our Cliffs Campus. She does an incredible job bringing dance into our students' lives. Enjoy!