Gregory Hutchings Jr. headed to Richmond

Gregory Hutchings Jr. (LC 2015) announced he will step down as Superintendent of the Shaker Heights City School District at the end of the school year in June. He is returning home to Richmond, VA and to assume the Superintendent role for the Richmond Public Schools. Per a quote in the Cleveland Jewish News, “Shaker has…

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Another “big check” for Accelerate 2017’s Jowan Smith

As part of the fourth cohort of Jumpstart’s Core City: Cleveland Impact Program, Jowan Smith pitched her Getting Our Babies To College 101 and snagged a runner-up prize of $2,500. In her profile on the Core City website, she discusses the progress she’s made to date and her plans for expansion next year. Read more…

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Accelerate applications due Monday!

Applications for Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change, presented in partnership with Citizens’ Bank, are open through December 4, 2017. Any individual in Northeast Ohio who has an idea to improve the community can submit an application. Twenty-five, five presenters in five categories, will be selected to pitch their idea at the event. The winner of each category wins…

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Jowan Smith featured in Today’s Family Magazine

“Thinking about sending your kids to college can be stressful, overwhelming, scary, exciting, happy and sad –– all at once sometimes –– but parents can find support, resources and expert advice from Getting Our Babies to College 101. Parents get peer-to-peer advice from Jowan Smith, founder of Getting Our Babies to College 101, through workshops…

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Jowan Smith speaking in Boston

Jowan Smith was selected to speak at WGBH EdForum: Supporting and Engaging Students in the Middle Grades in Boston, MA on September 27, 2017. She will discuss her “Getting Our Babies To College 101” program and share tips on how to help prepare students and parents for the college prep process starting in middle school. According to…

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