impACT the 216

impACT the 216 is an 8-week, tri-annual program that focuses on ACT preparation and college and career readiness. This program, funded by the Ohio Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, is administered by College Now Greater Cleveland in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, Esperanza, Warrensville Heights City School District and the Euclid Public Library.

The goal of impACT the 216 is to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subject areas, specifically mathematics and reading. The impACT the 216 team works toward enhancing ACT test-taking strategies, providing enrichment activities that complement students’ regular academic programming and giving students the necessary tools to prepare for postsecondary education. An 8-week session at impACT the 216 includes two ACT practice exams, two parent sessions, a parent orientation before session begins and a college and career project.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for a $100 stipend if they attended 30 days of the session and raised their ACT mathematics, reading or composite score by two points. Additionally, students that complete the program are eligible to participate in college tours.

ImpACT the 216 is hosted at seven locations throughout the Greater Cleveland Area:

  • Eastman Library: 11602 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111
  • Esperanza: 3104 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Euclid Public Library: 631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library: 1962 Stokes Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Rice Library: 11535 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44104
  • South Brooklyn Library: 4303 Pearl Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Warrensville Heights High School: 4270 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128


Dates and times for impACT the 216’s Spring Session 2017 (for ALL locations) are as follows:

  • March 13, 2017 – May 12, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Euclid’s program runs from 2:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.)

To complete the program, students must attend a minimum of 30 after school classes; Friday is offered as a make-up day for any student that misses the scheduled Monday-Thursday class. Friday’s class will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Esperanza, South Brooklyn Library, Rice Library, Warrensville Heights High School, Eastman Library and Martin Luther King Jr. Library, and from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Euclid Public Library.


Click here to register for our
 Spring Session 2017.

For more information about impACT the 216, email impactthe216@collegenowgc.org, or call Christiana Blakeslee, Program Coordinator for impACT the 216, at 216.635.0428.