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UCI Education Programs

UCI’s Community Education team collaborates with more than 20 institutional partners to bring learning to life for more than 15,000 people, from preschool to senior adult learners, through arts-enriched community education programs. The team manages a variety of programs that enhance the lives of children and adults throughout the region and leads an informal learning ecosystem that supports schools, students, families, and cultural partners that serve the Greater University Circle area.  

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EARLY LEARNING INITIATIVE (ELI)

The Early Learning Initiative (ELI) creates a vital link between preschool teachers, students, and families, and the collections and live performance resources of University Circle institutions.

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CIRCLE SCHOLARS

Circle Scholars connects 7th and 8th graders from nearby neighborhoods with afterschool activities focused on learning more about and becoming stewards of their communities.

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CIRCLE EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP

Circle Explorers, will engage rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students from our neighborhood schools in a discovery of their environment, University Circle, and Greater Cleveland.

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LINKING EDUCATION AND DISCOVERY (LEAD)

LEAD provides thousands of K-8 students in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools with engaging and enriching learning experiences through visits to Circle-area museums, gardens, and performing arts institutions. 

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YAY! SATURDAYS

Make arts, action, and adventure a part of your family’s weekend routine with YAY! Saturdays. Each YAY! features three zones with free children’s activities that rotate each week so you can choose your own adventure. All activities are free, geared toward K-8 students and their families, and will take place on Wade Oval in University Circle. 

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UNIVERSITY CIRCLE INTERACTIVE CLEVELAND (UCIC)

UCIC offers unique experiences using videoconferencing technology to allow seniors to "travel the world" using interactive technology in real-time from their retirement communities or local senior centers. 

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Circle Partners Educators Collaborative

The Community Education team also convenes the education departments within and beyond University Circle – called Circle Partners Educators Collaborative (CPEC). The Circle Partners are committed to collaboration, inclusivity, reflection, intentionality, and growth.  The Circle Partners collaborate by sharing best practices, research, and insights on thoughtfully engaging learners of all ages.

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