Growing a Healthy Community Through Education

Growing a Healthy Community through Education
A Levin College Forum event, with WVIZ/PBS ideastream

Monday, January 25, 2016
5:00-6:00 pm reception
6:00-7:30 pm program- A CEO Perspective on a long-term investment in education

Location: Idea Center® at Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Space is limited to 200 people.


The Forum will focus on how collaborative investments and a community-wide approach to education are slowly changing the narrative of Northeast Ohio from a story of decline, to a story of hope and optimism.

Join a distinguished list of CEOs who are partners in the Broadway P-16 Educational Program with a keynote address by John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, whose work on the high school dropout crisis helped bring national attention to the issue from national media like TIME magazine’s “Dropout Nation,” and Oprah Winfrey’s shows on the topic. The forum will share best practices on how to develop the community partnerships needed to produce real results, such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate national initiative.

The CEOs from Third Federal, MetroHealth and WVIZ/PBS ideastream have partnered with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to craft a cradle-to-career program, making a long-term investment in education in the Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood through its P-16 initiative.

At a time when most CEOs are concerned with showing a profit on the next balance sheet, Third Federal created the P-16 with community partners in 2010 and has contributed $1.5 million annually for the past five years to participating schools and community organizations to enhance learning. The neighborhood, once called “the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis,” is being transformed into a thriving community that values education and produces the talent to fuel the new technological economy in Northeast Ohio.

Event Participants

Keynote Speaker
John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises

Rick Jackson, Morning Edition Host and Producer, ideastream

Distinguished Panel
Dr. Akram Boutros, M.D., President and CEO, MetroHealth
Eric Gordon, CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Marc Stefanski, Chairman and CEO, Third Federal
Jerry Wareham, President and CEO of WVIZ/PBS ideastream

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