School-Based Youth Services
Providing Services in the Broadway Community
University Services provides a variety of services at the following Broadway neighborhood schools:
Willow Elementary School
- Two Grade Level Reading Specialists work one on one or in small groups with students who have been referred by their teacher.
- The School Readiness Coordinator (SRC) addresses chronic absenteeism at Willow School through two models of intervention, school based and family based. Using intensive case management strategies, the SRC identifies barriers within households that may prevent students from attending school.
The SRC is also in charge of the day-to-day attendance activities that includes building positive relationships with school staff, parents, and students. The goal of the SRC position is to create a culture that encourages school success and excellent attendance.
Mound STEM School and Fullerton School: the Community Wraparound Initiative
University Settlement serves as the Lead Agency for Mound STEM and Fullerton Schools in the Community Wraparound Strategy. The Site Coordinators support the schools through the recruitment and coordination of community resources to meet the academic needs of students and support their families.
During the last school year, the Site Coordinator at Fullerton has provided services for more than 75 families. These services include, but are not limited to, providing bus passes, backpacks, meals, uniforms, shoes, holiday meals and gifts.
At Mound STEM School, partnerships have grown. New programming now includes the Boy Scouts (serving 3-5th grades), Big Brothers, Big Sisters, EYEJ (social justice lessons for middle schoolers), 100 Black Men, Recovery Resources (serving Pre-K and Kindergarten with Social Emotional Learning Lessons).
The Cleveland Clinic now offers 8th graders paid summer internships. The Safe Routes to School team has increased by empowering the scholars to join the team as youth ambassadors. Older 8th grade students now watch over the younger students as a commitment to the team. Through the efforts of the Site Coordinator, the school received the largest donation of Christmas gifts and Thanksgiving baskets last year.