Say Yes Cleveland is excited to share that SayYesCleveland.org has been refreshed with new content and materials. The revamped layout provides a crisp, white background with modern branding, vibrant colors, and an easier method for students and families to find the information they need to obtain scholarship information and support.
The new website is meant to be more helpful than ever before with easy-to-use tools including the My College Checklist, which helps students plan out their post-secondary plans, as well as the Find A School tool, which helps them locate colleges and universities, and the updated Scholarship Guidebook, designed to answer questions individuals might have about using the Say Yes scholarship toward tuition at a college or career training program after high school graduation.
The new website, designed by Nesnadny + Schwartz with generous support from the George Gund Foundation, took a year to develop with the assistance of a steering committee that included leadership and critical input from Say Yes Cleveland, College Now of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and Twelve Literary and Performative Arts Incubator. Local artists such as Lisa Kessler, McKinley Wiley, and Amber C. Ford contributed artwork and photography.
“We’re extremely excited to introduce our new website to the community, in particular our students and their families,” said Jon Benedict, Say Yes Cleveland’s Director of Communications. “Our goal has been to make SayYesCleveland.org, first and foremost, a tool that helps students and their families navigate the college-going process and connect to all the supports that Say Yes Cleveland offers. We’re so grateful to our many great partners, and especially the support of the Gund Foundation, for making this vision a reality.”
In addition, the website provides stakeholders and community members with streamlined access to the most recent Say Yes Cleveland news, impact reports, partnerships, donation/mentoring opportunities, and more.
In Summer of 2022, Say Yes Cleveland Family Support Specialists (FSS) extended into all 104 CMSD and partner charter schools. As a result of this expansion, the website now provides students and families with access to online support outside of school hours, in addition to on-site assistance during the school day.