April 23, 2018

CIM Gives Back In Inaugural Day of Service

International Newcomers Academy
Some CIM faculty, students, staff and Trustees at the International Newcomers Academy

Students, faculty, staff, trustees and Women’s Committee members of the Cleveland Institute of Music banded together in the inaugural Day of Service on Friday, April 20. Nearly 100 people affiliated with the Institute worked together throughout the day to assist others in the community.

Cleveland Sight Center
Preparatory Program Administrator Mary Ann Grof-Neiman at the Cleveland Sight Center

Volunteers made crafts with young students just blocks away at Mary Bethune School. At International Newcomers Academy, volunteers read and practiced English with students who have immigrated to Cleveland. At the Cleveland Sight Center, CIM members deep-cleaned the kitchen and a children’s playroom. Working with the Famicos Foundation in the Glenville neighborhood, just north of CIM, volunteers picked up litter and leaves to fill dozens of bags.

“It was a real joy to serve our community,” said CIM President & CEO Paul W. Hogle. “Seeing our students, faculty, staff, trustees and volunteers come together around a common cause – and one that’s outside of our regular daily work – was inspirational for me, and I hope valuable to all the participants. We are already talking about next time!”

CIM is proud to be a community-supported organization, and strives to also support the community. In addition to the nearly 600 free performances CIM students and faculty present at the school’s main campus in University Circle, students give another 200 concerts at locations throughout Cleveland including senior centers, libraries, schools and the like.