The mission of IMPACT 25 is to measurably reduce violence among Cleveland’s youth and young adults and to set them on a path to success by building stronger relationships between at-risk youth, our partner organizations and community interveners.
IMPACT 25 promises to:
The goals of IMPACT 25 are:
The deliverables of IMPACT 25 are:
Our Advocates are:
*Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
*Bruce Hearey, Partner, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
*Pamela Hubbard, Executive Director of Golden Ciphers
*Carole Rendon, Attorney
*Ronn Richards, President and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation
*DeAndre Sawyer, Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer
*Marc Stefanski, CEO of Third Federal Savings and Loan
*Calvin Williams, Chief of Cleveland Division of Police
How does it work?
By connecting our city’s youth and young adults (up to 25 years of age) with the most effective combination of community resources from our partner network, we can ensure they learn and form productive habits.
IMPACT 25 is supported by an administrative structure that reflects its systematic approach and inclusive focus. The work is driven by three bodies (IMPACT 25 Advocates, Core Management Team, and Work Groups) that, taken together, represent the membership of the collaborative as a whole
Why do we need it?
Cleveland has many successful programs and services entrenched in the community that can be more effective at preventing youth violence if properly coordinated.
IMPACT 25 is more comprehensive than these initiatives, linking nature and focus. It will address high crime neighborhoods and the significant number of youth and young adults age 15-25 in the City of Cleveland
With a broad view of all the varied youth guidance and safety services available, IMPACT 25 seek to bring all the right partners to address an individual’s challenge in hopes of bettering their life outcomes.