Federation Tutoring Program Adds Seventh Site, Ginn Academy

February 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland’s Public Education Initiative (PEI) announces a new partnership with Ginn Academy, an innovative school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, to provide reading tutors for their 9-12 graders.

At present, almost 200 PEI tutors work with approximately 300 students at six sites in Cleveland: Audubon, Bolton, Buckeye-Woodland, Buhrer, E-Prep, and the Juvenile Detention Center. Ginn Academy will be PEI’s seventh partner school site. PEI Chair Nancy Glick says, “We are dedicated to helping students in the city of Cleveland. The partnership with Ginn Academy provides a unique opportunity for our tutors to work with high school students and help them succeed.”

Reading tutors are needed at Ginn Academy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the school year. Space is limited. Training is provided and required. Interested volunteers should contact PEI site coordinator, Julie Schoenberger, at 216.566.6523 or jschoenberger@jcfcleve.org.

The Public Education Initiative (PEI), a part of the Jewish Community Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Network (JVN), was established in 1999 to further the Federation’s efforts to improve the world by helping to serve some of the needs of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The program recruits volunteers from all faiths as tutors and adult mentors offer support and help to improve academic skills among children in our greater community. PEI is funded by the Nathan L. and Regina Herman Charitable Fund, the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, the McCarthy Foundation, the Campaign for Jewish Needs, the Chelm Family Foundation and the Norma and Ernie Siegler Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation.

Ginn Academy is a structured, rigorous all-male high school for grades 9-12 which emphasizes scholarship, leadership and service. The school is currently located at 655 E. 162 Street, in the Collinwood area of Cleveland. Launched in the fall of 2007, Ginn is guided by its namesake, respected Glenville High School football coach, Mr. Ted Ginn, Sr. By using the structure of an athletic team as its model, Ginn Academy seeks to create a learning environment based on teamwork and personal responsibility. It offers a special school experience designed to cultivate leadership skills.

– JCF –

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