CLEVELAND SIGHT CENTER

Since 1906, a partner for life.

aka Cleveland Society for the Blind   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.clevelandsightcenter.org

Mission

To empower people with vision loss to realize their full potential, and to shape the community's vision of that potential.

Ruling year info

1928

President and Chief Executive Officer

Larry Benders

Main address

1909 E. 101st Street

Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

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EIN

34-0714652

NTEE code info

Blind/Visually Impaired Centers, Services (P86)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Four key insights have emerged about CSC's ability to impact clients and the external opportunities & challenges CSC faces:
CSC has a powerful impact on many, but not all clients
People who are blind and visually impaired face many challenges and their needs are constantly evolving
There is significant opportunity to reach more people in the current geographic footprint
Funding for services for people who are blind and visually impaired is scarce and (increasingly)
limits the scope of services allowed

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children and young adult services

Infants to preschoolers learn compensatory techniques to develop skills in communication, independence, and movement. School-age children are served by our case management program, helping families access needed resources and learn advocacy skills. Young adults up to age 23 accesspre-employment skills training.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Provides assessment, intervention, advocacy, andreferral services to all clients. Assists clients in navigating networks tomeet individual needs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

ADA accessible residence camp located in chardon, Ohio.  Established in 1928 highbrook is the longest continuously operating camp for people with blindness or vision-impairments.  Accredited by the american camp association since the 1950s

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Assistance in job readiness, job search, and employment skills. program offerings include supported employment, customer service training, and the business enterprise program for employment in the food service industry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Comprehensive Blind Rehabilitation Services - 3 year 2015

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2015

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to empower people who are blind or who have limited vision to realize their full potential and to shape the community's vision of that potential.

CSC's new strategic plan is focused on delivering on our mission by:
bringing the best of our expertise and programs to help every client, every day regardless of payer source or the client's ability to pay. This will require...
Refined programs that maximize client impact
A new approach to Client Experience
New patient referral sources
Increased development funding and earned revenue
Increased community awareness of CSC's capabilities and impact
Improved data systems

We accomplish this through client-centered programming that:
 Removes the barriers that prevent people who are blind or have limited vision
from realizing their full potential and evolves as those barriers evolve
 Provides support to clients as well as the parents, teachers, caregivers and
trusted others who help clients navigate their day-to-day needs because the
clients' support networks often have a powerful impact on clients' lives and need
CSC's expertise and support to sharpen their skills
 Uses a mix of formats – including direct service, provider support, coaching, peer
networks and information – in both intensive programs and focused modules to
provide the most robust client support
 Draws on CSC's full range of programs to tailor a specific program package to
the client's unique needs, regardless of payer source

CSC is on the verge of a transformation of how we work to increase client impact, transitioning from a funder- and/or program-focused approach to a client- and cohort-focused approach.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CLEVELAND SIGHT CENTER

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Howard Lichtig

Sheryl King Benford

Wally Anders

Joan Allgood

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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