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Minds Matter Cleveland

Program Description

Minds Matter of Cleveland is a chapter of the national Minds Matter organization. Since its founding in New York City in 1991, the effectiveness of Minds Matter has been affirmed �?�?�?�¢?? 100 percent of its students have been accepted into a four-year college. The organization has expanded to 12 cities: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. The Cleveland chapter established a strong organization since its founding in 2008. Our students made substantial improvements in their writing and critical thinking, math and SAT scores. Equally important is that 100 percent of our students gained admission to leading college summer programs. Operationally, the organization exceeded all of its goals by enrolling more students, recruiting more volunteers and raising more funds than initially planned.

Success Stories

A graduate of Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Daniel attends the University of Pennsylvania as a Questbridge scholar with the full cost of tuition covered. He plans to become a primary health care physician, and to develop programs for students to be health activists and scholars.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 5%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 5%
  • African American: 85%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 58
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Baldwin Wallace University (2)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (1)
  • Case Western Reserve University (1)
  • Cleveland State University (1)
  • Colorado College (1)
  • Kent State University at Kent (1)
  • Oberlin College (1)
  • Ohio University-Main Campus (1)
  • The College of Wooster
  • Tufts University (1)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (1)