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Back to School Giving Campaign

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The mission of EYEJ (Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice) is to build self-valued leaders and increase social justice through programming and discussion series focused on 6th, 7th and 8th grade participants, led by diverse professionals from the Cleveland community. Last year, EYEJ engaged with more than three hundred students. With sponsors like yourself, EYEJ has tripled its student base over the last year. It truly takes a village and because of your help, our village can continue to grow! We are reaching out to ask for your support through our Back-to-School Giving Campaign. This year’s Giving Campaign beneficiary is Fullerton Elementary School. Located in Slavic Village, one of Cleveland’s historic neighborhoods, Fullerton has a predominantly African American student base. This neighborhood is extremely high-risk with a large gang and sex offender population. With your gift, we will be able to service this new addition to the EYEJ family in anticipation of the new school year. We’re looking forward to nurturing the Fullerton youths during their formative years. EYEJ’s programs will teach them self-confidence, emotional intelligence, and important life skills to improve their overall quality of life well into adulthood. But we can’t do it without your help. Did you know that over 50% of Cleveland adults test at a 7th grade reading level (Ideastream) and 50% of our 7th & 8th graders are being recruited by gangs? There are even more issues, and too many to list. We know you’ll agree that these statistics are staggering. Our students encounter daily problems that can impede their socio-emotional growth if they go unaddressed. Total goal: $20,000 by September 6th 100 donations at the $100 level 20 donations at the $500 level • Be a Student Sponsor. For every $100 donated, you can empower three (3) youths within the Cleveland School District to achieve academic, career, and life success and you’ll receive public recognition on our website. • Be an EYEJ Sponsor with a $500 donation and you’ll receive public recognition on our website and annual report. To make your donation, simply go to and click on “donate” to donate online, or mail a check to EYEJ, 2800 Euclid Ave. Suite 620, Cleveland OH 44115. Make the check payable to EYEJ. You will receive a receipt in return. Please advise if you would like to remain anonymous. Your gift will have a long-lasting effect on the youths of Fullerton Elementary School. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance. For any questions, please call 216-785-0010. Thank you, EYEJ Board of Directors Ben Wenger, EMBA, MSSA, LISW - Director the Transitional Living and Independent Living Programs for Bellefaire JCB - Co-Chair – Programming Carole Becerra - Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at The MetroHealth System - Board Director – Strategy Christine Mitton, PHD - Programming Evaluation and Data Management Consultant at Sisters of Charity Foundation - Board Director - Impact, Lead Data Committee Char Ligo - Director of Construction of Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, LEED Construction Management Inc. - Board Director - Fundraising & Events Doris Redic - Retired Educator/Principal of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (& Buckeye-Woodland) – Advisor Gloria Sturghill, BA - Accounts Payable for Northern Stamping, Inc. - Co-Chair – Curriculum Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, M.A., Psy.S., LSPSY - Chief Clinical Officer of Positive Education Program - Board Director - Social Justice, Lead Social Justice Committee Harold Booker, Principal of Anton Grdina - A Cleveland Metropolitan School – Advisor Jay Madorsky - Senior Partner to J. Lewis Madorsky Co., L.P.A. - Board Director Kaye Ranke - Custody Magistrate in Cuyahoga Juvenile Court - Board Director Mai Moore, EMBA - Board Emeritus - Founder & Executive Director Pamela Ford, M.A. - Business Analyst at T-Mobile - Board Director – Data Rebecca Pelfrey - Healthcare Recruiter, University Hospitals - Board Director – Secretary



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