Teaching Cleveland aims to build informed and engaged Clevelanders who are positively changing the region.

Connect.  Collaborate.  Commit.

WHAT WE DO . . .

Teaching Cleveland connects educators, youth, and community members to the city’s history and provides a collaborative forum for examining and addressing the current challenges facing Greater Cleveland.  With the mission of connecting students and educators with Cleveland's history of innovation, politics, and culture, Teaching Cleveland strives to create a love of place and encourages the integration of Cleveland's story into the classroom

We're investing in teachers, students, and community members.   We believe that Greater Cleveland’s youth and their educators, given proper tools and training, will play a pivotal role in the revitalization of Cleveland.

The Teaching Cleveland Foundation gained public charity status as a 501(c)(3) organization in September 2012.  Since its inception, more than 60 educators from 32 institutions have participated in Teaching Cleveland programming.

Annually, Teaching Cleveland reaches more than 5,000 area students.  We believe that as we engage young people, a critical mass of people who know about Cleveland and feel committed to it will build into a community of people who care.  

It starts with connecting students in the classroom with Cleveland history.  

It starts with dynamic educators collaborating about best practices.  

It starts with a new generation of Clevelanders committed to Cleveland. 

It starts with Teaching Cleveland.


"Teaching Cleveland gives me the tools and connections for my students to explore all that Cleveland was, is, and will be."  Andrew Glazier, Shaker Heights H.S.

Members of the 2011-12 Teaching Cleveland Institute at WVIZ/PBS Ideastream.