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The Cleveland Browns Foundation Thanks the Fans and Looks back at its Success in 2016

Posted Dec 24, 2016

The Cleveland Browns Foundation celebrates and recognizes the exceptional work of the organizations it partners with, and their dedication to ensuring students receive the education and development they need as a foundation for independence and success.

The Cleveland Browns Foundation strategically invests in programs that positively influence the region’s education system and the communities where fans live, work and play. Included in our approach to giving back to Northeast Ohio is identifying and eliminating barriers to student achievement so that all students have access to a high-quality education—regardless of zip code, race, economic status or disability.

The Browns Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 50,000 children throughout the region. Thank you to our loyal fans for your generosity and support of the foundation and its mission to ensure all students are attending, active and achieving in school. Below are some 2016 programming highlights, and the Cleveland Browns Foundation looks forward to deepening our work in the upcoming year!

Special Teams Package with Shoes and Clothes for Kids

Through “Special Teams Package,” Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) will serve up to 2,000 Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students in alignment with the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s efforts to support school attendance and provide resources that foster positive learning environments for all students. A Special Teams Package provides quick deliveries of customized packages, containing school uniforms, casual clothes, a shoe gift card and other necessary items to students identified by the District and most in need.

Marion Motley Scholarship with College Now Greater Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now Greater Cleveland annually awards two $10,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s scholarship recipients—Aiyana Green and Anthony Harris—were surprised by Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas with the life-changing news that they would receive support from the Cleveland Browns Foundation as they pursue their undergraduate degrees.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District “Get 2 School. You Can Make It!” attendance campaign

The Cleveland Browns Foundation is the signature partner for Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s “Get 2 School. You Can Make It!” attendance campaign, designed to remove the barriers of students being chronically absent from school. Based on recent studies, there is a significant negative impact on test scores and graduations rates when students are chronically absent (defined by missing 10 days of school or more). The attendance campaign exceeded its goal last year and reduced chronic absenteeism by 11%, resulting in over 2,400 more students on track with their attendance and achieving in school. 

The Cleveland Browns Foundation supports other important programs such as The Adapted Football League, Sparkle Effect, Kindergarten Club and more. For a full list of programs and to learn more about the impact that the foundation is making, please visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/foundation.

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