Growing a Healthy Community through Education

An Evening of Insight and Discussion

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Growing a Healthy Community through

An Evening of Insight and Discussion

Sponsored By Third Federal Savings and Loan

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs


WVIZ/PBS ideastream



Monday, January 25, 2016; 6-7:30 pm


Idea Center® at Playhouse Square

1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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About The Event

Join us for an evening of insight and discussion about how collaborative
investments and a community-wide approach to education are slowly
changing the narrative of Northeast Ohio from a story of decline, to a
story of hope and optimism. Join a distinguished list of CEOs who are
partners in the Broadway P-16 Educational Program with a keynote address
by John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, whose work on the high
school dropout crisis helped bring national attention to the issue from
national media like TIME magazine’s “Dropout Nation,” and Oprah
Winfrey’s shows on the topic. The forum will share best practices on how
to develop the community partnerships needed to produce real results,
such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate:
Let’s Make It Happen national initiative.

Keynote Speaker:
John Bridgeland,
CEO, Civic Enterprises

Rick Jackson,
Morning Edition Host and Producer, WVIZ/PBS ideastream

Distinguished Panel:
Dr. Akram
, M.D., President and CEO, MetroHealth
Eric Gordon,
CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Marc Stefanski,
Chairman and CEO, Third Federal
Jerry Wareham, President and
CEO of WVIZ/PBS ideastream

About Third Federal

Third Federal Savings and Loan Association is a leading provider of
savings and mortgage products, and operates under the values of love,
trust, respect, a commitment to excellence and fun. Founded in Cleveland
in 1938 as a mutual association by Ben and Gerome Stefanski, Third
Federal’s mission is to help people achieve the dream of home ownership
and financial security. It became part of a public company in 2007 and
celebrated its 75th anniversary in May, 2013. Third Federal,
which lends in 21 states and the District of Columbia, is dedicated to
serving consumers with competitive rates and outstanding service. Third
Federal, an equal housing lender, has 21 full service branches in
Northeast Ohio, eight lending offices in Central and Southern Ohio, and
17 full service branches throughout Florida. As of September 30, 2015,
the Company’s assets totaled $12.4 billion.

About Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs

Known as the place “where the community gathers to discuss challenges,
create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments,” the Levin College
Forum Program is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative
thinking, new ideas, and timely action addressing critical issues that
impact Northeast Ohio. Since its inception in 1998, the Forum has
tackled a broad range of civic issues including the lakefront plan,
economic growth and development, affordable housing, immigration,
education, the convention center, poverty, race and sustainable
development. The work of the forum is based on the premise that an
informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region’s
future growth and prosperity. The public deliberation that takes place
at the Forums is intended to educate, inspire and engage. In 2005, the
Forum was recognized by Northern Ohio Live as “a springboard for
economic and social progress throughout the region” and in 2003 received
the national CivicMind award for its Millennium Program, which worked
with area high school students to introduce them to careers in public

About ideastream

The mission of ideastream
is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues its mission as a
multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive,
thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate
and entertain.

Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen
was launched in 2011 with 25 public
media stations in high-need communities to spotlight the high school
dropout crisis and focus on middle and high school student
interventions. Today, more than 80 public radio and television stations
in over 30 states have partnered with over 1,000 community organizations
and schools, as well as Alma and Colin Powell’s America’s Promise
Alliance, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School
of Education, Alliance for Excellent Education, Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation to help the nation achieve a 90%
graduation by 2020.


Third Federal
David Reavis, 216-429-5036