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Collective Greater Cleveland Community Effort

$10.2 million

The Greater Cleveland Community is a leader and national model for community collaboration, strategic focus, and local investment in birth through grade three strategies. This unique and transformative model has been forged through a partnership between Cuyahoga County’s Invest in Children initiative, philanthropic and business partners, the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Starting Point (Cuyahoga County’s child care resource and referral agency), the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, and now PRE4CLE, Cleveland’s new plan to ensure all three- and four-year-olds have access to high-quality preschool. Currently, the Greater Cleveland Community invests approximately $32 million annually through public and private investments in early learning and development. The Cleveland community is proud to announce $10.2 million in new investments in early childhood programs. This commitment includes funding from The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, the PNC Foundation and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The work represented by these initiatives is highly integrated, collaborative, and supports early childhood development across the entire continuum.