Volume 1 | Issue 11 | May 1, 2018
Protect. Inspire. Nurture. Challenge.


Thank you. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's annual benefit, our seventh annual Frolic, such an amazing success.

From the outpouring of support in sponsorships, to all of the various, generous contributions to our Silent Auction, to the support and help of our Host Committee, our community came together to show its support for ODA scholars.

Most importantly, our guests had an opportunity to interact with 8th grade scholars from ODA's Monticello campus, who spoke about what ODA is and why it is important to their future.

For those who were not able to join us at the Frolic, we still wanted to share a piece of it with you.

Enjoy this short video about our scholars and their future.
We couldn't do this work with scholars and parents without your support. If you weren't able to join us at the Frolic, please consider making a gift today to support the hundreds of kids that ODA serves every day.

Dr. Annemarie M. Grassi
Chief Executive Officer
Open Doors Academy
The Frolic was a huge success!
Thank you to our sponsors, host committee, guests, and volunteers for helping to change the future
for the scholars ODA serves.
Check The Frolic photos on the ODA Facebook page .
The City Club of Cleveland Presents
ODA is a proud Community Partner of the City Club of Cleveland , and we are inviting you to join us for an important conversation about education and breaking the cycle of poverty.

Join us as we discover the power that out-of-school time can have on students and young people, with Dr. Helen Janc Malone, author of  The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future , on the role of OST and other informal learning strategies in closing the achievement gap.
Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch provided

The City Club of Cleveland
5/2: Parent Power Seminar
ODA parents and guardians attend at least one Parent Power Seminar each year. This is a full day seminar that teaches a variety of parenting skills.
5/18: ODA 6th Annual
International Festival
Scholars are exploring, learning, and creating culturally authentic performances and art to share at the International Festival on Friday, May 18th at Cleveland Heights High School.
5/25: Last Day of School Year
ODA Programming
ODA's 6th Annual International Festival is on Friday, May 18th at Cleveland Heights High School from 5:30-8:30 PM.
ODA will be closed for Memorial Day.
Major gifts and grants to Open Doors Academy come from:
The Abington Foundation, The Ames Family Foundation, ArcelorMittal, Barbara McWilliams and Tom Piraino, Bruening Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, CDBG, Cleveland Clinic, Deaconess Foundation, Dr. Malcolm Kenney, John Morley, Higley Fund, The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation, KeyBank Foundation, Lubrizol Foundation, The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Education, The Reinberger Foundation, Robert Immerman, Saint Luke's Foundation, Starting Point, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, The Thomas H. White Foundation, Third Federal Foundation, The Treu-Mart Fund, United Way of Greater Cleveland.
For more information about gifts and giving, please visit