impACT

impACT 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, Euclid Public Library, Warrensville Heights City School District Wellington Exempted Village Schools.

The goal of impACT is to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subject areas, specifically mathematics and reading. The impACT 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 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 is hosted at five locations throughout the Greater Cleveland Area:

  • Cleveland Public Library Main Branch: 525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
    • October 10 – December 8; 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Esperanza: 3104 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109
    • September 18 – November 9; 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Euclid Public Library: 631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH 44123
    • September 18 – November 10; 2:40 – 5:40 p.m.
  • Warrensville Heights High School: 4270 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
    • September 18 – November 10; 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Wellington High School (Lorain): 629 N. Main Street, Wellington, OH 44090
    • September 18 – November 10; 3 – 6 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.


Click here to register for our
 Fall Session 2017.

For more information about impACT, contact Christiana Blakeslee, Program Coordinator for impACT, at 216.635.0428 or cblakeslee@collegenowgc.org.