Who are the youth that Open Doors Academy serves?

Who are the youth that Open Doors Academy serves? Currently, we serve over 350 youth and their families in Greater Cleveland. Programming begins in middle school and continues through high school. Demographically, 83% are African-American, 6% Multi-racial, 8% Caucasian and 3% other. 93% of our youth live 200%+ below poverty. The average student earns a 1.8 GPA upon entering ODA. In addition 83% will be the first member of their family to attend college.

I am interested in attending an informational briefing and touring a campus, who do I call?

We would love to have you take a tour of one of our campus and meet the kids! If you are interest, please contact Kim Sandoval at ksandoval@opendoorsacademy.org.

Do your parents have any requirements?

Yes, we believe it is critical that the parent engage with their children in order for our work to be successful. Each family is required to put "skin in the game" through a financial contribution that is based on a sliding fee scale. In addition, our parents are required to attend a number of family events and parent education workshops throughout the year, chaperone field trips, or volunteer in the office.

Do you receive any financial support from the government?

We do receive grants funded through government programs. These grants make up approximately 64% of our annual budget.

Can I make a donation online?

Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so your gift will be tax-deductible. Online gifts can be securely processed here

What planned giving options are available?

There are a variety of planned giving options available; wills, charitable gift annuities, trusts or insurance policies, among others. For more information about planned giving and how you can ensure ODA’s future with a gift, please contact Deanna Rankin.

Do you accept gifts of stock?

Yes. We will gladly accept gifts of stock. For more information, email Deanna Rankin at drankin@opendoorsacademy.org, or call 216-229-1900, x-102.

What if I can’t make a financial contribution at this time? Are there other ways I can help Open Doors Academy?

Yes! There are many ways individuals and corporations can support us. You can: • Invite us to give a presentation about our organization at your place of business, Kiwanis Club, church or other social organization. To schedule a presentation, email Deanna

Are you a United Way organization?

No, But you can still give through United Way. Fifty percent of a gift designated to Open Doors, Inc. will go to ODA, 50% will go to United Way member organizations.