What a Day of Service Looks Like at CLA

Dear CLA Family,


As you may know, Citizens Leadership Academy honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this past Monday with a day full of meaningful service.

This year CLA partnered with various organizations including Hands-On Northeast Ohio, City Year Cleveland, The Cleveland Indians, The Cleveland Cavaliers, Radio One Cleveland, The Lonnie Burten Recreational Center, and other organizations in order to amplify our community impact.

CLA ran a donation drive for two months, collecting goods to be assembled on January 21st for the benefit of eight community organizations that support military service members. The impressive results speak directly to the amazing efforts of our CLA community.

I am honored to share with you quantified output from our 2013 day of service in honor of Dr. King:


  • 90 Volunteers
  • 273 Hours of Service
  • 1,440 lbs. of Food Collected For the Woods King Armory
  • 200 Toiletry Items Collected For the Woods King Armory
  • 40 School Supplies Collected For the Woods King Armory
  • 530+ Hand Written Notes From CLA Scholars That Accompanied Each Donation
  • 515 Kits Assembled:
    •  VA Hospital Received:                                   40 hygiene kits
    • National Guard Received:                             30 hygiene kits
    • Veterans Service Commission Received:   30 hygiene kits
    • Veterans Domiciliary Received:                 120 hygiene kits
    • Homeless Stand Down Received:               100 hygiene kits
    • Homeless Stand Down Received:               100 bus passes
    • Eliza Bryant Village Received:                   95 cocoa cards


A special thank you to all of our community partners that helped make this day possible and to all of the CLA scholars and their families!!
Kevin Alin