Cleveland Unites for Education Equity

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CRC Annual Meeting, Speaker Wade Henderson

An evening of inspiration! Community leaders, elected officials, and special guests from across our Cleveland community joined together to discuss an issue important to all of us: education equity and civil rights. Together, we are all partners in ensuring a strong future for Cleveland children.

The 69th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Community Relations Committee (CRC) featured Wade Henderson, a visionary leader of the human and civil rights movement, as the Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecturer. "We need to radically rethink our commitment to all children's success," he said. "True education opens people up to their true grace and capability. Every child we know deserves that." Watch Henderson's full inspirational speech here.

Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), also joined us, sharing his insight and wisdom. "In Cleveland, we've been able to stay focused on education, not because it's the right thing to do, but because the success of our city depends on it." You can hear all of his remarks in the full video recording of his speech.

As CRC Chair Cheryl Davis said, "We come together with our shared values, especially our commitment to striving for a quality education for our youth, so that our future as a community may be strong." If you want to help a student succeed, learn more about opportunities to become a Public Education Initiative (PEI) volunteer in the CMSD. We also invite you to visit our website to learn more about the work of our Community Relations Committee.

Thank you to everyone who joined us. We are Stronger Together!

Special thanks to:

Event Committee: Deborah Coleman, Eti Ganin, Scott Garson, Kerry Kertesz, Eliana LeVine, Jeremy Paris
Event Chairs: Amy M. Morgenstern and Todd Resnick
Community Relations Committee Vice Chairs: Rubin Guttman and Jill Miller Zimon
Community Relations Committee Chair: Cheryl Davis
Board Chair: Reneé Chelm
President: Stephen H. Hoffman

View photos from the event on our Jewish Cleveland Facebook page.

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