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Breakthrough Schools is the highest-rated network of public charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio. They currently have 10 non-profit schools throughout Cleveland, and are opening our 11th school this year. Their five-year vision is to further Greater Cleveland’s transformation by providing distinctive school options for no fewer than 6,000 children in 19 schools. Their work, in partnership with CMSD and others, will help the city reach a tipping point towards providing a high-quality education for all. I am proud to help support them on behalf of the CHRMF and provide them with this $10,000 donation.


Tara Smith is finishing up her sophomore year at The University of Akron and entering my major of Marketing and Business Management. She has finished the majority of her general education classes with a few of her business classes to get started. She's taken Global Business Ideas, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Spreadsheet Modeling and Data Analysis. She has loved all of her business classes and is thrilled to officially be entered into Akron's College of Business in the upcoming fall semester!  She plans to take summer courses at Lakeland Community College to stay on track for graduation and knock out a few other classes that are required. This semester she has also decided to join Akron's Equestrian Team in the fall and plans to compete on the Western Show team. Her plans for Junior year also include finding an internship for the summer of 2013. She has talked to members of the internship committee with the Cleveland Cavaliers and it would be an honor, being a die-hard Cavaliers fan for many years, to be a part of their team!


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