College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Cleveland, OH   |  www.collegenowgc.org

Mission

College Now Greater Cleveland’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and college success advising; financial aid counseling; and scholarship and retention services. We envision a future in which all members of our community will have the support they need to successfully complete their postsecondary education, lead more satisfying and productive lives and contribute to the region’s economic vitality.

Ruling year info

1967

Principal Officer

Ms. Lee A. Friedman

Main address

1500 W 3rd St Ste 125

Cleveland, OH 44113 USA

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Formerly known as

Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc. (CSP)

EIN

34-6580096

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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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?

College Access Advising, Financial Aid Counseling, Scholarships & Retention Services

We provide services to 29,000 people across five Northeast Ohio counties.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of high school graduates who are persisting in college

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

College Access Advising, Financial Aid Counseling, Scholarships & Retention Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The high school students we served in one-on-one sessions matriculated to college in 2021 at an average rate of 60% (a hard-won increase from 2020’s 53% and near the 2019 pre-COVID rate of 61%

Number of scholars who earn a Bachelor's degree

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

College Access Advising, Financial Aid Counseling, Scholarships & Retention Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

College Now’s traditional scholarship awardees, students with high financial need and academic capability, have an average graduation rate, pre-pandemic, of 71%.

Number of adult learners enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

College Access Advising, Financial Aid Counseling, Scholarships & Retention Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

College Now’s adult learner scholarship recipients have a three-year average graduation rate of 71%, significantly higher than the national average of adult learners ages 24+ (51%).

Financials

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College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Cogan

Northern Trust

Term: 2014 - 2022

Kristen Baird Adams

PNC

Rita Andolsen

MetroHealth System

Harry Carlson

Retired, Lincoln Electric

Judith Embrescia

Community Leader

Lauren Rich Fine

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Margaret Kennedy

Retired, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

William Koehler

Team NEO

Alan Kopit

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Timothy Cosgrove

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Jimmy Malone

WMJI, Clear Channel

Megan Mehalko

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

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Patrick Mullin

Retired, Deloitte

Sally Stewart

Howard Hanna

J.D. Sullivan

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Susan Tyler

Community Leader

Deborah Vesy

Retired, Deaconess Community Foundation

Brent Buckley

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Gabe Bruno

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Brian Barren

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Veena Khanna

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Stephanie Antunez

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Suzanne Aral-Boutros

Community Leader

Michael Cogan

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Katinka Domotorffy

Community Leader

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Shelly Cayette

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Board leadership practices

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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 9/5/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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