A cohort of parents, business leaders, activists, and educators
helping us make a difference one community at a time.

What does the membership entail?

A one-year term (renewable), where you assist our local team on matters involving our programs that seeks to serve young people and their communities. In addition to serving as a community ambassador, we brief you four times a year at scheduled advisory committee meetings on our programming and any upcoming projects.

Who’s eligible?
We’re looking for parents, business leaders, elected officials, educators, community residents, activists, and or students, Anyone* that is passionate about making a difference in their community!

*Individuals with knowledge or expertise in fundraising, business development, strategic planning, or community partnerships are highly preferred.

How can I join?


Current Members:

  • Dr. Faye Gary, Chair & Professor, Case School of Nursing

  • Hadassha Battiste, Parent & Pharmacist Technician, Cleveland Clinic

  • Tanya Allen, Retired Educator

  • Shontel Brown, Councilwoman District 9, Cuyahoga County Council

  • Joyce Walker, V.P. Community Development, PK Management

  • Johnathan Gordon, Professor, Case School of Law

  • Ronald V. Johnson, Senior V.P. & General Counsel, KeyBank

  • Donté Gibbs, Community Outreach Dir., Cleveland Museum of Natural History

  • Keniece Gray, Performance Auditor, City of Cleveland

  • Paula Klausner, Nurse, Shaker Heights Schools

  • Alonzo Mitchell, Community Leader

  • Shavonne Perkins, Parent and Community Leader

  • Cherine Ward, Retired Educator